Work place First Aid Kit Contents

Work Place First Aid Kit Contains

When it comes to First aid in the workplace, having a well-equipped first aid kit is essential part of safety. Whether you work in an office, a construction site, or a factory, accidents can happen anywhere. So, what are the key items that should be in every workplace first aid kit?

Low Risk Basic First Aid Kit Contents

According to the WorkSafe Victoria Compliance Code for First Aid in the Workplace, a basic first aid kit should include items such as:

  • First aid instructions / quick reference guide 1
  • Notebook and pen or pencil 1
  • Disposable surgical face masks 4
  • Resuscitation face mask or face shield with one-way valve 1
  • Disposable nitrile gloves (nitrile is a latex-free rubber suitable for people with latex allergies) 5 pairs in a range of sizes
  • Gauze swabs 10 x 10 cm, sterile (3-pack) 5 packs
  • Saline 15 ml or 30 ml 8 x 15 ml or 4 x 30 ml
  • Adhesive dressing strips – plastic or fabric, packet of 50 1
  • Non-adherent wound dressing/pad 5 x 5 cm (small) 6
  • Non-adherent wound dressing/pad 7.5 x 7.5 cm (medium) 3
  • Non-adherent wound dressing/pad 10 x 10 cm (large) 3
  • Conforming crepe bandage, light, 5 cm width 3
  • Conforming crepe bandage, light, 7.5 cm width 3
  • Conforming crepe bandage, 10 cm width 1
  • Scissors 1
  • Adhesive tape, non-stretch, hypoallergenic, 2.5 cm wide roll 1
  • Dressing – combine pad 9 x 20 cm 2
  • Resealable bag – large 2
  • Triangular bandage minimum width 110 x 155 cm 2
  • Eye pads, single use 2
  • Instant cold pack for treatment of soft tissue injuries and some stings 1
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitiser 1
  • Emergency accident blanket 1

Our Workplace First Aid Kit WHS Compliant Will Cover Off the Low Risk Basic Requirements.

High-Risk Workplace Considerations

For high-risk workplaces, additional modules may be necessary to address specific risks. For example:

  • Eye Module: This module would include items such as an eye wash solution, eye pads, and an eye bath.
  • Burn Module: A burn module would contain burn dressings, burn gel, and burn relief spray.
  • Bleed Module: This module would include items like sterile dressings, adhesive tape, and a tourniquet (if trained).
  • Remote Module: This Module is need when medical facilities are not readily available and dependant of the work being done

See Our High Risk Workplace First Aid Kit WHS Compliance Bundle suitable for most business.

These additional modules are crucial for workplaces where there is a higher risk of specific types of injuries. By having these specialised modules on hand, employers can ensure that their employees receive the appropriate care in case of an emergency.

It is recommended that workplace first kit contents are check every 3 months.

  • Check Date
  • Integrity of the item
  • give the kit a wipe down if needed 

Remember, it's not just about having a first aid kit on site – it's about ensuring that the kit is well-stocked, easily accessible, and that employees are trained in how to use the items effectively. Workplace safety should always be a top priority.

Still Not Sure? Fell Free to Contact Us or you Can read the Victoria Compliance code: First aid in the workplace

Is your Work place in south east Melbourne? We can come to you and discuss your first aid needs. 

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