Requirements for first-aid kits at enterprises

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First aid kits should be kept in all places of public gathering. Ensuring first aid for employees is one of the main elements of labour protection at any enterprise. Any organization, regardless of its legal form and field of activity, must have a first-aid kit.

One of the most important duties of any employer is to follow labour protection requirements, including ensuring the safety of their employees. Paragraph 2 of Article 15 of the DPR Law “On Labour Protection” reads that production and other areas must be equipped with universal first-aid kits with a set of necessary medicines and medical supplies.

Please note that the contents of a first-aid kit are not purchased at the expense of the employees of the enterprise. The employer is obligated to comply with the requirements of the legislation in the field of labour protection, which, in turn, implies providing the enterprise with the necessary medical supplies and creating conditions for first aid. The contents of a first-aid kit at the enterprise and the contents for other types of first-aid kits have been approved by the Order of the Ministry of Health of the Donetsk People’s Republic No. 012.1 / 501 dated November 3, 2015 (as amended).

First-aid kits are a compulsory emergency measure, and therefore they should be regularly supplemented; opened packages or expired products should be timely replaced. When storing first-aid kits, one must remember that their main function is to provide first aid. Sometimes this can not only reduce the damage to an employee’s health, but also save their life. Therefore, it is necessary to ensure unhindered access to the kit.

The contents of the first-aid kit also depend on the type of the enterprise and the work performed. For example, at chemical industry enterprises, the first-aid kit is equipped with medicines used for curing poisoning and chemical burns, whereas, for metallurgists and cooks, medicines relieving thermal burns are more relevant. For enterprises providing high-rise services, the basic content of a first-aid kit can be supplemented with a bigger amount of dressing material and immobilizing tires.

It is worth noting that the employer is responsible for having a first-aid kit. In the absence of a first-aid kit, an enterprise official can be held administratively liable in accordance with the current legislation of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

First-aid kit contents for employees

  1. Medical devices for temporary haemostasis and wound dressing

 

  • Tourniquet;
  • Medical unsterile gauze bandage  (5 m × 5 cm; 5 m × 10 сm и 7 m × 14 cm);
  • Medical sterile gauze bandage  (5 m × 5 cm; 5 m × 10 сm и 7 m × 14 cm);
  • Medical sterile first aid dressing package;
  • Medical sterile gauze pad (≥16×14 сm No. 10);
  • Antiseptic band-aid ≥ 4 сm ×10 сm (2 pcs) и ≥ 1,9 сm×7,2 сm (10 pcs);
  • Antiseptic band-aid (roll) ≥ 1 сm × 250 с
  1. Medical devices for cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Device for conducting artificial respiration “Mouth-device-mouth” or pocket mask for artificial ventilation “mouth-mask”.
  1. Other medical devices
  • Lister bandage scissors;
  • Sterile alcohol pads antiseptic from paper textile-like material ≥ 12,5 ×11,0 сm — 5 pcs;
  • 2 pairs of unsterile medical gloves ≥ M;
  • 2 unsterile medical 3-layer nonwoven fabric masks with elastic bands or ties;
  • Space blanket ≥ 160 × 210 сm.
  1. Other devices
  • 3 steel safety pins ≥ 38 mm;
  • Condoms — 4 pcs;
  • Illustrated manual on the use of medical devices in the first-aid kit;
  • First-aid box or bag;
  • Snap-out notebook, size ≥ A7;
  • Pen;

Medical devices that are part of the first-aid kit for employees (hereinafter – contents) are not subject to replacement. After the expiration of medical devices included in the contents, or if used, the first-aid kit must be replenished.

  

Vehicle first-aid kit contents

  1. Medical devices for temporary haemostasis and wound dressing
  • Tourniquet;
  • Medical unsterile gauze bandage  (5 m × 5 cm; 5 m × 10 сm и 7 m × 14 cm);
  • Medical sterile gauze bandage  (5 m × 5 cm; 5 m × 10 сm и 7 m × 14 cm);
  • Medical sterile first aid dressing package;
  • Medical sterile gauze pad (≥16×14 сm No. 10);
  • Antiseptic band-aid ≥ 4 сm ×10 сm (2 pcs) и ≥ 1,9 сm×7,2 сm (10 pcs);
  • Antiseptic band-aid (roll) ≥ 1 сm × 250 с
  1. Medical devices for cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Device for conducting artificial respiration “Mouth-mask-mouth” or pocket mask for artificial ventilation “mouth-mask”.
  1. Other medical devices
  • Scissors;
  • Medical gloves ≥ M;
  • Manual on the use of medical devices in the first-aid kit for vehicles
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