As a critical safety measure on site, keeping and maintaining an electrical first aid kit should be a key priority. Doing so comes down to three major factors – having the right kit, storing it in the right location, and making sure that enough people on site know how to use it.

  1. Select the appropriate kit
    The first step in properly managing an electrical first aid kit is to ensure that you have selected the appropriate kit. The kit should be designed specifically for electrical emergencies and should contain items such as insulated gloves, burn dressings, and non-conductive tools. All of these things need to be of a high quality and proven for emergency situations. For this reason, buying a kit from NECA is essential, as we are uncompromising with the quality of our products.It is important to note that an electrical first aid kit is not a replacement for a general first aid kit, which should also be available on the worksite.

  3. Inspect the kit regularly
    Once you have the electrical first aid kit on site, it is important to inspect it regularly to ensure that it is well-stocked and in good condition. Inspect everything that is in the kit at least once a month and replace any expired or damaged items. Ensure that the kit is stored in a clean and dry location away from any potential hazards.

  5. Train employees on how to use the kit
    All employees who work with electrical equipment should be trained on how to use the electrical first aid kit in the event of an emergency. This includes knowing the location of the kit, understanding what the items in the kit are and how to use them. Regular training sessions should be conducted to ensure that all employees are up-to-date on the latest safety procedures.

  7. Ensure easy accessibility
    The electrical first aid kit should be easily accessible to all employees in the event of an emergency. The kit should be located in a central location that is easily visible and should be clearly marked. If the worksite is large or has multiple work areas, consider having multiple kits so that there will always be one close by.

  9. Restock the kit as needed
    As employees use items from the electrical first aid kit, it is important to restock the kit as needed. This means replacing any items that have been used and checking expiration dates. It is a good idea to keep a log of when the kit is used and what items need to be restocked so that you can keep track of inventory.

  11. Keep the kit up-to-date
    As technology and safety procedures evolve, it is important to keep the electrical first aid kit up-to-date. Review the contents of the kit on a regular basis and make any necessary updates to ensure that the kit is always meeting best practices. You can always talk to the team at NECA to better understand the changing best practices with any of your safety equipment.

  13. Conduct regular safety drills
    Finally, it is important to conduct regular safety drills to ensure that all employees know how to respond in the event of an electrical emergency. These drills should include using the electrical first aid kit and should be conducted on a regular basis to ensure that all employees are prepared.The proper management of an electrical first aid kit can mean the difference in preventing serious injury on the work site. If you have any questions about properly stocking and maintaining these kits, don’t hesitate to contact the team at NECA. As experts in safety equipment, we’ll be able to help you find the ideal solution for your worksite and needs.