You've probably got first aid kits at home, in your office, on your job site, even in your vehicle. When was the last time you inspected yours?
First aid equipment and supplies should be stored where they can be reached quickly and easily in case of an accident. Like any piece of equipment, first aid kits need maintenance from time to time. They should be inspected frequently to ensure that they are fully stocked and in sanitary, usable condition.
Use this checklist to make sure your first aid kits will be ready when you need them.
If first aid is not given properly, it can sometimes do more harm than good. All workers should know where the emergency first aid equipment is stored, how and when to use it, and how and when to contact medical help. When conducting first aid training, consider the following: