Kit Contents & Additional Modules

Example Contents for a First Aid Kit:

First aid leaflet with CPR flow chart1
Notebook and pen1
Resuscitation face shield1
Disposable nitrile glove pair5
Gauze pieces 7.5×7.5cm pack of 35
Saline Ampoules 15ml8
Wound wipes pk101
Adhesive dressing strips pk501
Splinter Probes pk52
Stainless steel forceps1
Antiseptic Spray 50ml1
Low adherent dressing 5x5cm6
Low adherent dressing 7.5x10cm3
Low adherent dressing 10x10cm1
Conforming bandage 5cm3
Conforming bandage 7.5cm3
Crepe bandage 10cm1
Stainless steel scissors1
Hypoallergenic adhesive tape 2.5cm1
Safety pins pk121
Wound dressing #141
Wound dressing #151
Combine dressing 10x20cm1
Amputated parts bags1
Triangular bandage2
Emergency thermal blanket1
Eye pad4
Burn gel sachet 3.5gm5
FIRST AID KIT CONTENTS. 2020. Taken from “Code of Practice for First Aid” from Safework

Burn Module

If workers are at risk of receiving burns, a first aid kit should include:

  • Burn treatment Instructions
  • Hydrogel sachets 8×3.5gm
  • Hydrogel dressing 10x10cm or 20x20cm
  • Polythene sheets (small, medium, and large)
  • 7.5cm Conforming bandage

Outdoor Work Module

If work is performed outside and there is a risk of insect or plant stings or snake bites, assess whether a first aid kit should include:

  • A heavy duty 10cm Bandage for snake bites
  • Sting relief cream, gel, or spray

Remote Work Module

Where people work in remote locations, a first aid kit should include:

  • A heavy duty 10cm bandage for snake bites
  • Large clean sheeting, for covering burns
  • Thermal blanket, for treating shock
  • Whistle
  • Torch/flashlight

The appropriate contents will vary according to the nature of the work and its associated risks.