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What Should a First Aid Kit Contain at Work?

January 21 First Aid Supplies

Knowing what a first aid kit should contain at work will help ensure that you are properly prepared when an injury or emergency situation occurs in the workplace. At EFAS, we understand how important it is to have the right kind of first aid kit for your specific workplace needs. That is why we carry a selection of different first aid kits that are suitable for all kinds of industries.

Learn more about first aid kit items and their uses.

What Should be Included in a Workplace First Aid Kit?

Since most small injuries that occur in the workplace can be dealt with onsite, it is important to ensure that you have a well-stocked first aid kit on hand. The items that should be included in your workplace first aid kit and whether or not you should have a first aid station or facility will depend on the specific industry you work in and its overall risk factors. High-risk workplaces, such as construction sites and factories, or large businesses will often require more specialized first aid equipment when compared to low-risk workplaces like small offices.

How to Determine What to Include in a First Aid Kit?

In order to determine what items should be included in your workplace first aid kit, it is important to first perform a thorough risk assessment. A reputable safety supply company, such as EFAS, can help you perform a risk assessment of your business to determine which level of first aid kit is required. Some of the different types of first aid kits that might be suitable for your business include:

  • Basic first aid kit
  • Level 1 first aid kit
  • Level 2 first aid kit
  • Level 3 first aid kit

Items that are Included in Most First Aid Kits

While the exact items that will need to be included in your workplace first aid kit will depend on your industry and the size of your business, there are some basic first aid items that are included in most first aid kits. Some of the most basic first aid kit items are:

  • Sterile gauze dressings
  • Sterile bandages
  • Sterile eye pads
  • Adhesive tape
  • Disposable gloves
  • Crepe rolled bandages
  • Finger dressings
  • Alcohol-free cleansing wipes
  • Burn dressings
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors

If you would like to learn more about what a first aid kit should contain at work, or if you are interested in one of our first aid kits, please contact EFAS at 604-294-EFAS or toll free at 1-833-294-EFAS or by filling out a contact form on our website.