There are specific requirements for a workplace first aid kit so you need to think about how many people you have working within the business and have enough kits to also cover your remote & isolated work.
- Have a well stocked kit at your main workplace/workshop
- Provide smaller portable kits that can be taken in machinery when in use
- Make your own first aid kits for vehicles
- Many people use the small St John’s Ambulance kits and leave them in each vehicle/machine
Even though these smaller kits may not be ‘technically’ compliant with the Law, who cares, they’re still relevant first aid supplies for people to use in need. What actually matters is safety, not compliance.
Some extra items to have in kits for rural/remote farms:
- Extra triangular and compression bandages (heavy duty crepe)
- Hydro gel & dressings for burns
I do supply recommendations for my members & clients, but otherwise the kit requirements can be found in the Code of Practice:
Handy Posters from St John’s Ambulance