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FIRST AID

Since the introduction of the accident prevention regulations, we have had considerable influence on the standards in occupational first aid through the development and implementation of innovative products. Already in the 1970s, we revolutionised the market for first aid and, with the signal colour orange and the present system .Programme 2000 CD., we introduced the benchmark for mobile case solutions with wall fixation.

Our quality products are also recognised nationally and internationally by the rescue services, and have proved themselves perfectly in their relentless usage during the rescue and care of injured persons. The best quality and solid manufacture of our products guarantee the optimum prerequisites for a speedy recovery.
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The legal basis for all first aid equipment in industry, trade, administration and education institutions is based on workplace health and safety guidelines (Arbeitsstäenrichtlinien, ASR) A4.3.
The scope and extent of the first aid equipment which has to be available depends on the assessed risk in the company. The operator is responsible for the assessment and for the introduction of suitable measures.
The contents of DIN 13169 may be useful as a helpful reference point for large first aid kits.
Extract from the accident prevention regulations:
 

The legal basis for all first aid equipment in industry, trade, administration and education institutions is based on workplace health and safety guidelines (Arbeitsstäenrichtlinien, ASR) A4.3.
The scope and extent of the first aid equipment which has to be available depends on the assessed risk in the company. The operator is responsible for the assessment and for the introduction of suitable measures. For smaller first aid kits, DIN 13157 can be used to help with orientation. Extract from the accident prevention regulations:
a) in administrative and commercial companies from 1 to 50 employees = 1 DIN 13157 first aid kit
b) in manufacturing and processing companies from 1 to 20 employees = 1 DIN 13157 first aid kit
c) on construction sites from 1 to 10 employees = 1 DIN 13157 first aid kit
DIN 13157 first aid kits can also be used for field work. Where company premises span various different buildings or several floors, first aid containers should not be more than 100 metres from one another. If this is the case, two small first aid kits can be used instead of one large first aid kit. Combinations of the models from the SÖHNGEN® DIRECT and EXTRA product lines are particularly suitable for this.

The carrying of first aid kits in vehicles is regulated by law. There is also the choice to determine which container to use. It must be noted that sterile products which make up the first aid kit must be provided with an expiration date. This varies considerably from product to product and must be checked regularly. SÖHNGEN® sterile products are marked with an expiration date of 20 years (from the date of manufacture). This saves time and money.