First Aid Category Guide
First Aid Kits at Office Allsorts
A first aid kit is a collection of equipment and supplies for use in administering first aid. The contents of first aid kits can vary greatly depending on it's purpose and government legislation within the region. There are no hard and fast rules for the type of container that should be used for first aid kit's, however it is recommended that the container be waterproof, clean and have the ability to keep the contents safe and aseptic.
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has set a standard for the appearance of first aid kits being green with a white cross. This makes them easily identifiable to anyone requiring or administering first aid.
Typically a basic first aid kit should contain plasters or adhesive bandages, regular strength pain medication such as paracetamol, gauze and low grade disinfectant. Other common items are eye wash and eye pads, moist wipes, disposable gloves and safety pins. There is no set guidelines as to what should be included in your office first aid kit. Deciding what to include should be based on an employer's assessment of first-aid needs. For help and advise in this area try visiting the HSE - First Aid at Work website.