First Aid Kits & Containers

First aid kits, which are also called medical kits, contain consumables, equipment and supplies to provide people with immediate medical care for minor to moderate injuries. Kits vary from simple supplies, such as for the car, to comprehensive kits for the workplace to treat a wide variety of injuries. First aid kits generally come in fabric or plastic containers. It’s important to check your first aid kits regularly to restock used items or replace any which have expired.

What you should have in a first aid kit

First aid kits can be very basic, but we recommend the following items.

  • A variety of plasters
  • Sterile gauze dressings
  • Triangular bandages
  • Crêpe bandages
  • Safety pins
  • Disposable gloves
  • Tweezers and scissors
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Medical tape
  • A thermometer
  • Paracetamol, aspirin or ibuprofen
  • Eye wash and eye bath