What is a First Aid Box?
A first aid box is a container that is used to store various supplies and equipment for use in the event of an emergency or injury. The items in a first aid box should be ideal for your needs.
The purpose of a first aid box is to have all the necessary items for providing first aid in one convenient location, so that they can be easily accessed when needed.
First aid boxes can come in different sizes, shapes and materials and can be tailored to the specific needs of a workplace, home, or outdoor setting.
The items in a first aid box may vary depending on the purpose and location, but typically include items such as bandages, gauze, antiseptic wipes and other supplies to treat minor injuries.
What Items are in a First Aid Box
A first aid box typically contains a variety of items to treat minor injuries and provide basic care. Some common items found in a first aid kit include:
- Adhesive bandages (various sizes)
- Sterile gauze pads
- Disposable gloves
- Non adhesive bandages – triangular, conforming
- Antiseptic wipes or solution
- Instant cold pack
- CPR face shield
- Snake bite kit (for specific areas)
- Hand sanitizer
It is also important to keep a copy of first aid instructions in the box, in case you need to reference them in an emergency.
Click on the links below to find out more relevant information on your first aid box.
Standard Content of your First Aid Kit
What size of First Aid Kit do I need in my Workplace?
Note that the items in a first aid box may vary depending on the purpose, location and specific needs. It is important to periodically check the contents of your first aid kit to make sure that items have not expired or become damaged.
To view our range of British Standard Compliant First Aid Kits click here.