Location and Position

  • Take a picture of the first aid kit in its location

  • Is the first aid kit in a prominent and accessible position?

  • Are employees informed and aware of the location of first aid kits?

  • Do all employees have access to first aid kits during all work shifts?

Clearly Identifiable

  • Can the first aid kit be clearly identified as a first aid kit?

  • Is the first aid kit clearly identified with a white cross on a green background or does it have other markings clearly indicating it as a first aid kit?


  • Are the contents appropriate for the number of employees and the potential injuries and illnesses at the workplace?

  • Does the first aid kit contain sufficient quantities of each item (review against suggested quantities list at the bottom of this document)

  • Are the contents appropriately labelled?

  • Are the contents within their used by dates?

  • Are the contents adequately stored?

Relevant Information

  • Is there a list of contents provided in the kit?

  • Are emergency telephone numbers clearly displayed?

  • Are the extension numbers, names and location of the nearest first aid personnel clearly indicated?


  • Have selected employees received training in the use of a first aid kit?

  • Has an employee trained in first aid been made responsible for maintaining the first aid kit?

  • Are there sufficient trained first aiders on site?

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