What should be in a first aid box or travel kit?
The Irish Health and Safety Authority guidelines on First Aid at places of work in Ireland, as required bt the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 2007, (S.I. No. 299 of 2007) lists the recommended contents of first aid boxes and travel kits.
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|The table below shows the recommended contents of first aid boxes and travel kits in Ireland|
|Materials||Travel Kit||1-10 Persons||11-25 Persons||26-50 Person|
|Sterile Eye Pads (No. 16) (bandage attached)||2||2||2||2|
|Individually Wrapped Triangular Bandages||2||2||6||6|
|Individually Wrapped Sterile Unmedicated Wound Dressings Medium (No. 8)||1||2||3||4|
|Individually Wrapped Sterile Unmedicated Wound Dressings Large (No. 9)||1||2||6||8|
|Individually Wrapped Sterile Unmedicated Wound Dressings Extra Large (No. 3)||1||2||3||4|
|Individually Wrapped Disinfectant Wipes||10||10||20||40|
|Paramedic Shears /Tuff Cut Scissors||1||1||1||1|
|Sterile water where there is no clear running water*2||2 x 20ml||1 x 500ml||2 x 500ml||2 x 500ml|
|Pocket Face Mask||1||1||1||1|
|Water Based Burns Dressing Small (10x10cm’s)*3||1||1||1||1|
|Water Based Burns Dressing Large *3||1||1||1||1|
|Crepe Bandage (7cm)||1||1||2||3|
|*1: Where more than 50 persons are employed, pro-rata provision should be made.|
|*2: Where mains tap water is not readily available for eye irrigation, sterile water or sterile normal saline (0.9%) in sealed disposable containers should be provided. Each container should hold at least 20ml and should be discarded once the seal is broken. Eye bath/eye cups/refillable containers should not be used for eye irrigation due to risk of cross infection. The container should be CE marked.|
|*3: Where mains tap water is not readily available for cooling burnt area.|