What should I have in my First Aid Kit?

We feel that First Aid Kits are pretty important.  But would you know what to have in yours?

All workplaces, public places, homes and cars should have a first aid kit that conforms to legal requirements. You can either buy a ready made kit or put one together yourself with our handy list:

  • Sterile Wound Dressing
  • Sterile Pad
  • Sterile Eye Pad (All dressing pads should be sealed in protective wrapping).
  • Hypoallergenic plasters, Fabric or waterproof.
  • Blue Plasters (For people who work with food).
  • Roller Bandages (To give support to injured joints).
  • Triangular Bandages (To be used as slings or dressing for large wound).
  • Tubular Bandages (Dressings for fingers and toes, can also be used to support elbows and knees).
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Face shield, Pocket Mask (To protect you and the casualty from cross infection).

Additional items would include:

  • Cleansing Wipes
  • Gauze Pads
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Scissors and Tweezers
  • Pins
  • Cling Film
  • Alcohol Gel
  • Blanket

You should also make sure that your items are kept in a easily identifiable, waterproof, airtight box.

Nursery First Aid

Do you think it’s important for the staff in nurseries to be First Aid Trained?