Lesson 2 First aid basic kit

  • First Aid Manual: to provide you with simple instructions on how to treat wounds, sprains, bites, and other common health issues
  • Tweezers: an essential tool for removing debris like dirt, splinters, or glass from wounds.
  • Antiseptic Swabs: to clean the area before antibiotic ointment or bandages can be placed on a wound.
  • Adhesive Bandages: In a selection of different sizes.
  • Gauze Bandages: To absorb blood. Include an assortment of sizes in your first aid kit
  • Medical Tape: To easily secure gauze bandages or wraps in place. Can usually be purchased in a long roll.
  • Elastic Bandages: To help keep sprained joints immobile and to reduce swelling. This type of bandage comes with either hook-and-loop or metal fasteners and is flexible enough to be wrapped around elbows, ankles, knees, and wrists.

OSHA does not specify the contents of the kit, but American National Standards Institute (ANSI) states that it must contain bandages, antiseptic wipes, adhesive tape, gauze pads, and other items to address minor injuries. This table lists the supplies you need and the necessary specifications.