First aid box is a must need in every organization, it should be the most easily accessible toolbox in any building. Article 45, Subsection 1 of the Factory act 1948 prescribes the contents of the first aid box and makes it mandatory. Here are some lists of First aid box contents as per the factory act, according to your organizational needs.

First aid training is also much needed to implement better safety standards. By conducting the first aid training your employees will get to know how to use the first aid box.

The first aid boxes or cupboards shall be distinctively marked with a Red Cross on white background and shall contain the following equipment

(A)For factories in which mechanical power is used and the number of persons employed does not exceed ten, or in the case of factories in which mechanical power is not used and the number of persons employed does not exceed fifty, each first-aid box or cup-board contain the following equipments :
 (i) Six small size sterilized dressings.
(ii) Three medium size sterilized dressings.
(iii) Three large size sterilized dressings.
(iv) Three large size sterilized burn dressings.
(v) One (60 ml.) bottle of cetrimide solution (1 percent) or a suitable antiseptic solution.
(vi) One (60 ml. bottle of mercurochrome solution (2 percent) in water.
(vii) One (30 ml.) bottle containing Sal-volatile having the dose and mode of administration indicated on the label.
(viii) One pair of scissors.
(ix) One roll of adhesive plaster (2 cms X 1 meter)
(x) Six pieces of sterilized eye pads in separate sealed packets.
(xi) A bottle containing 100 tablets (each of 5 grains) of aspirin or any other analgesic.
(xii) Polythene wash bottle (1/2 liter i.e., 500 c.c.) for washing eyes. (xiii) A snake-bite lancet.
(xiv) One (30 ml.) bottle containing potassium permanganate crystals.
One copy of the first-aid leaflet issued by the Directorate General of Factories Advice Service and Labour Institutes, Government of India, Bombay.  

(B)For factories in which mechanical power is used and in which the number of persons, employed exceeds ten but does not exceed fifty, or in the case of factories in which mechanical power is not used and the number of persons employed exceeds 50, each first-aid box or cupboard shall contain the following equipment:
 (i)  Twelve small size sterilized dressings.
(ii) Six medium size sterilized dressings.
(iii) Six large size sterilized dressings.
(iv) Six large size sterilized burn dressings.
(v)  Six (15gm.) packets of sterilized cotton wool.
(vi)  One (120 ml.) bottle of cetrimide solution (1 percent) or a suitable antiseptic solution.
(vii) One (120 ml.) bottle of mercurochrome solution (2 percent) in water.
(viii) One (60 ml.) bottle containing Sal-volatile having the dose and mode of administration indicated on the label.
(ix) One pair of scissors.
(x) Two rolls of adhesive plaster (2 cms. x 1 meter)
(xi)  Eight pieces of sterilized eye pads in separate sealed packets. (xii) One dozen safety pins.
(xiii) A bottle containing 100 tablets (each of 5 grains) of aspirin or any other analgesic.
(xiv) One polythene wash bottle (1/2 litre i.e. 500 c.c.) for washing eyes.
(xv) A snake-bite lancet.
(xvi) One (30 ml.) bottle containing potassium permanganate crystals.  
One copy of the First-aid leaflet issued by the Directorate General of Factory Advice Service land Labour Institutes, Government of India, and Bombay.  

(C)For factories employing more than fifty persons, each first-aid box or cupboard shall contain the following equipment
 (i) Twenty-four small sterilized dressings.
(ii) Twelve medium size sterilized dressings
(iii) Twelve large size sterilized dressings.
(iv) Twelve large size sterilized burn dressings.
(v) Twelve (15 gm.) packets of sterilized cotton wool.
(vi) One (200 ml.) bottle of cetrimide solution (1 percent) or a suitable antiseptic solution.
(vii) One (200 ml.)Bottle of mercurochrome (2 percent) solution in water
(viii) One (120 ml.) bottle of Sal-volatile having the dose and mode of administration indicated on the label.
(ix)  One pair of scissors.
(x) One roll of adhesive plasters (6 cms. X 1 meter)
(xi) Two rolls of adhesive plaster (2 cms. X 1 meter)
(xii) Twelve pieces of sterilized eye pads in separate sealed packets. (xiii) A bottle containing 100 tablets (each of 5 grains) of aspirin or any other analgesic.
(xiv) One polythene wash bottle (500 c.c.) for washing eyes.
(xv) Twelve roller bandages 10 cms. wide.
(xvi) Twelve roller bandages 5 cms. wide.
(xvii) Six triangular bandages.
(xviii) A supply of suitable splints
(xix) Two packets of safety pins.
(xx) Kidney tray.
(xxi) A snake-bite lancet.
(xxii) One (30 ml.) bottle containing potassium permanganate crystals.
The first-aid leaflet issued by the Directorate General of Factory Advice  Service and Labour Institutes, Bombay  

(a) You need to place it in a place that is easily accessible to everyone or the dedicated ambulance room.

(b) All the equipment must be checked periodically and the expired ones must be replaced.

(c) In lieu of the dressings required under items (i) and (ii), there may be substituted adhesive wound dressings approved by the Chief Inspector of Factories and other equipment or medicines

(d) One first aid box needs to be maintained for every 50 Members in an organization.

(e) A person should be named to maintain the first aid kit inside the organization.

Picking the right first aid box which fits your organizational needs and also gets approved in safety audits can be tricky, we can help you with that.

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