First Aid

First Aid Box Contents

The H.S.A advise the recommended contents of a First Aid Box is 

Materials

First Aid Travel Kit Contents

First Aid Box

Contents

 

 

1-10 persons

11-25 persons

26-50 persons*1

Adhesive Plasters

20

20

20

40

Sterile Eye Pads (No. 16) (bandage attached)

2

2

2

4

Individually Wrapped Triangular Bandages

2

2

6

6

Safety Pins

6

6

6

6

Individually Wrapped Sterile Unmedicated Wound Dressings Medium (No. 8) (10 x 8cm's)

1

2

2

4

Individually Wrapped Sterile Unmedicated Wound Dressings Large (No. 9) (13 x 9cm's)

1

2

6

8

Individually Wrapped Sterile Unmedicated Wound Dressings Extra Large (No. 3) (28 x 17.5cm's)

1

2

3

4

Individually Wrapped Disinfectant Wipes

10

10

20

40

Paramedic Shears

1

1

1

1

Examination Gloves Pairs

3

5

10

10

Sterile water where there is no clear running water*2

2x20mls

1x500mls

2x500mls

2x500mls

Pocket Face Mask

1

1

1

1

Water Based Burns Dressing Small (10x10cm's)*3

1

1

1

1

Water Based Burns Dressing Large*3

1

1

1

1

Crepe Bandage (7cm )

1

1

2

3

*1: Where more than 50 persons are employed, pro-rata provision should be made.

*2: Where mains tap water is not readily available for eye irrigation, sterile water or sterile normal saline (0.9%) in sealed disposable containers should be provided. Each container should hold at least 20ml and should be discarded once the seal is broken. Eye bath/eye cups/refillable containers should not be used for eye irrigation due to risk of cross infection. The container should be CE marked.

*3: Where mains tap water is not readily available for cooling burnt area.

Health & Safety Office

Sláinte agus Sábháilteacht

5 Carrigside, College Road, Cork

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