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Top Ways to Spend Your End of Year Budget

Friday, 30 March 2012  |  Paul

If you are lucky enough to have money remaining from your annual budget it is difficult to know where best to allocate the funds. With budgets already squeezed it is a priority to ensure the money is spent as wisely as possible. We will look at a number of essential products ranging in prices to suit any budget which may just fit the bill.

Health and Safety for employees is always going to be a major factor when allocating the annual budget. Fire evacuation practice from a building, whether it is a school, office or public building is a common place up and down the country. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that premises must take reasonable steps to reduce the reduce the risk from fire and make sure that everyone on the premises, or nearby, can safely escape if there is a fire.

If there are any disabled people working in the building or visiting the building when a fire occurs, premises are required to take to the necessary steps to ensure the safe evacuation of that person. An Evacuation Chair is an emergency fire evacuation solution helping you to bring your premises in line with the Disability Discrimination Act and help meet the requirements of a Fire Risk Assessment. Evacuation Chairs are specialist chairs which are designed to be moved downstairs easily and safely whilst carrying a person who is unable to evacuate themselves. Evacuation Chairs range in price from £700 to £1,500 and are advised to be in every stairwell in a public building.

For hospitals, clinics and Doctors surgeries the list of required items to purchase can be endless. Products that are necessary all year round with no expiry date are another sensible option for spending any remaining budget. Medical items such as arm slings and shoulder immobilisers are in constant demand. A basic arm sling can be purchased from as little as £9.99 and even less when purchased in bulk.

Ensuring you have an up to date First Aid Kit can often get overlooked in a busy and hectic office environment. Under the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and Approved Code of Practice and Guidance (ACOP L74), the minimum first aid provision on any work site is a suitably stocked first aid kit and an appointed person to take charge of first aid arrangements. Purchase first aid kits that provide the content that is in accordance with HSE first aid guidelines. A first aid kit suitable for offices can be purchased from £18.99.

For more essential items visit Health and Care.co.uk