The HSE Myth of the Month

The Health and Safety Executive clears up the confusion on whether or not an adult can put a plaster on a child’s minor cut. For some time there has been an unsubstantiated, but strongly believed rumour that adults (other than a child’s parents) cannot treat and apply an adhesive plaster dressing to a child’s cut or wound.  We have heard stories of teachers and child minders being told to ask permission before treating a child’s minor injury and even having to ensure a range of authorization forms have been completed and signed off by parents.

The HSE have pointed out through their ‘Myth of the Month’ that we have been worrying unnecessarily about treating and applying adhesive dressings to childrens minor wounds and states that “there is no rule saying a responsible adult can’t put a plaster on a childs minor cut” and that “The important thing is to clean and cover the cut to stop it getting infected”.   

Kid’s love plasters too, and often a special magic plaster is all it takes to calm the child and miraculously ease the pain!  Colourful plasters specifically developed for children often hold the greatest magical powers and with that in mind, First Aid Warehouse stock a selection of such adhesive dressings including multi-coloured plasters and Medical Plasters featuring popular cartoon characters.

Purchasing plasters and other items online with the First Aid Warehouse is easy.  It offers a speedy and secure method of shopping with the added benefit of delivery direct to your door.  As the leading online supplier of First Aid Kits and medical equipment and accessories, First Aid Warehouse are able to offer the highest quality at the lowest prices on items such as general first aid, first aid kits, blood pressure monitors.

First Aid Warehouse is the UK's premier supplier of the Omron M7 Blood Pressure Monitor as well as Medical Equipment , First Aid Kits , Blood Pressure Monitors , Medical Plasters and Medical Furniture.

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