Our bodies protect our eyes in several different ways so that dust, debris, and bright lights don’t damage them. But despite the complex make-up of the eye, it can be easily damaged if it comes into contact with a foreign object or substance.
In this article, we’ll cover the basics of eye wound first aid and what to do in an emergency at work.
Seconds count when someone has an eye injury, whether they’ve been splashed with rubbing alcohol, or a splinter of wood found its way into the eye, the longer the contaminant is left untreated, the more chance it has of spreading, burning, or scratching the delicate eye membrane.
In this article, we’ll cover quick-fire advice for specific eye injury queries.
Business owners have a ‘duty of care’ to put measures in place that protect their staff from harm. If your business is found to lack eyecare provisions where needed, you could face a fine or even prosecution.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to find out you don’t have the right eye first aid supplies. Read this guide to find out how to comply with UK first aid regulations and keep your staff safe.
When the eye is contaminated, whether by a sharp object flying into it, being splashed with a harmful cleaning product, or any other instance in which the eye is compromised, you need to take immediate action.
Find out how to use a plumbed or portable eyewash station to wash your eye or help someone with an eyewash.
When the eye is contaminated with a harmful chemical or foreign object, it must be washed out as quickly as possible in order to reduce irritation and the likelihood of injury or infection.
Eyewash is used to safely clean the eye membrane and prevent irritation or injury from occurring or getting worse until medical attention can be given. In this article, we’ll cover exactly what eyewash solution is, and what it is used for.
There are a great many situations in which corrosive materials can come into contact with the delicate eye tissue. From accidents in a laboratory to hot oil in a restaurant kitchen, damage to the eye could result in a trip to A&E or even blindness if not dealt with properly.