Green box/kit with a white cross simulates First Aid Equipment
First Aid Kits
The contents of your kits should be determined by your need and risk assessment. Please remember, no lotions, potions or creams should be in any Work place First Aid kit.
How can I identify a First Aid Kit?
Can medicine be stored in the First Aid Kit?
We are First Aiders, not chemists. We cannot prescribe drugs/ medicine in case of allergies and other reasons.
Can you name 3 pieces of equipment in a First Aid Kit?
Universal Shears, Bandages, First Aid advice card, Contents List, and much more.
How to use a First Aid Kit Safely:
- Keep in Date
- No Sharps
- Stocked and Filled
- No Lotions Potions or Creams
Contents of a British Standards First Aid Kit:
- 1 x Guidance Leaflet
- 1 x Contents List
- 4 x Medium Sterile Dressing
- 1 x Large Sterile Dressing
- 2 x Triangular Bandage
- 6 x Safety Pins
- 2 x Sterile Eye pads
- 40 x W/Proof Plasters
- 20 x Sterile Saline Wipes
- 1 x Microporous Tape
- 6 x Nitrile Gloves (pairs)
- 2 x Sterile Finger Dressing
- 1 x Resuscitation Face Shield
- 1 x Foil Blanket
- 1 x Hydrogel Burn Dressing
- 1 x Small Universal Shears
- 1 x Conforming Bandage
- Always wear gloves when doing any First Aid
- Restock as you use, that way your kit will always be filled
- Ensure you check the dates of the bandages
- Add things in that you feel necessary, Ice packs are essential for sports
- Ensure no Lotions, Potions or Creams
- Throw away any equipment that is out of date or no longer sterile
- Always know where your nearest kit is in the workplace
This guidance is great but no substitute for a practical First Aid course.
We teach First Aid Kits in more detail on the following courses.