Minimum Contents of a first aid kit

The minimum contents of a first aid kit is found in General Safety Regulation 3.

In the case of shops and offices, the quantities stated under items 1, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 17, and 18 may be reduced by half.

  1. Wound cleaner / antiseptic (100ml)
  2. Swabs for cleaning wounds
  3. Cotton wool for padding (100g)
  4. Sterile gauze (minimum quantity 10)
  5. 1 pair of forceps (for splinters)
  6. 1 pair of scissors (minimum size 100mm)
  7. 1 set of safety pins
  8. 4 triangular bandages
  9. 4 roller bandages (75mm x 5m)
  10. 4 roller bandages (100mm x 5m)
  11. 1 roll of elastic adhesive (25mm x 3m)
  12. 1 Non-allergenic adhesive strip (25mm x 3m)
  13. 1 Packet of adhesive dressing strips (minimum quantity 10 assorted sizes)
  14. 4 First aid dressings (75mm x 100mm)
  15. 4 First aid dressings (150mm x 200mm)
  16. 2 Straight splints
  17. 2 Pairs large and 2 pairs medium disposable latex gloves
  18. 2 CPR mouth pieces or similar devices
  19. An adequate supply of absorbent material for the absorption of blood and other body fluids spilled
  20. Disinfectant to disinfect the area after cleaning up blood and other body fluids spilled
  21. 2 Pairs large and 2 pairs medium disposable rubber household gloves
  22. A suitable sized impervious bag for the safe disposal of blood and other body fluid contaminated biohazard materials

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