WorkSafeBC First Aid Room FK1080

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WorkSafeBC First Aid Room Requirements. A first aid room should be at least 9.3 square meters (100 sq. ft.).

  • storage cupboards
  • a counter
  • a toilet, or have a toilet facility as near as practicable

This section will outline all the regulatory items to set up a regulation First Aid Room within your organization as required by WorkSafeBC.

Location & Access: A first aid facility should be located as near as practicable to the work area or areas it is to serve. It should be a room within a building or, if this is not practicable, a tent, vehicle , or other suitable structure. The first aid facility should be designed and located for easy entrance to and exit from the facility for a worker requiring stretcher transport. A stretcher should not have to be tipped or turned to enter or exit the first aid facility. A first aid facility may be locked to prevent theft and vandalism or for other appropriate reasons. If so, there must be effective means of immediate access during all working hours.

Utilities: The facility should be adequately illuminated, heated, and ventilated. It should have a sink plumbed with hot and cold running water or, if this is not practicable, an alternative system for supplying fresh, potable water. If showering may be required treatment for chemical exposure, the facility should have a shower or have a shower facility as near as practicable. It may be impracticable to plumb a first aid facility in certain situations, such as where the facility is a trailer on a construction site or the work is at a remote location. In these cases, one of the following alternative sources or water, with means to heat it, may be considered until a .

Other recommendations: Since the facility must be kept clean and sanitary, a non-porous floor covering is recommended. The facility should have a notice conspicuously displayed outside the door or in the area, indicating how to call and where to find the attendant. The first aid facility is also subject to the general requirements relating to workplace premises in the OHS Regulation

First Aid Supplies (minimum) required by WorkSafeBC (updated September 2018):

 

3 Blankets
1 refuse pail with lid
1 Package of paper towels (not included)
1  Eye lamp, self-illuminating, magnifying (not included)
1 Eye cup (SOS includes 5 eye cups)
1 14 cm stainless steel bandage scissors
1 11.5 cm stainless steel sliver forceps
1 15 cm stainless steel thin nosed plier-type forceps
1 Universal scissors
1 Penlight or flashlight
36 14 cm x 19 cm wound cleansing towelettes, individually packaged
1 150 ml liquid antibacterial soap
6 Cold packs
100 Sterile adhesive dressings, assorted sizes, individually packaged
48 Sterile skin closures, individually packaged
6 20 cm x 25 cm sterile abdominal dressings, individually packaged
3 30 cm x 40 cm sterile abdominal dressings, individually packaged
6 Sterile eye pads, individually packaged
200 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm gauze sponges
72 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm sterile gauze dressings, individually packaged
72 10 cm x 10 cm sterile gauze dressings, individually packaged
6 7.5 cm x 4.5 m crepe roller bandages
4 10 cm x 16.5 cm sterile pressure dressings with crepe ties
2 7.5 cm x 4.5 m adhesive crepe bandages
2 2.5 cm x 4.5 m rolls of adhesive tape
2 5 cm x 4.5 m rolls of adhesive tape
4 5 cm x 1.8 m conforming gauze bandages
4 7.5 cm x 4 m conforming gauze bandages
6 Cotton triangular bandages, minimum length of base 1.25 m
4 SAM splints or quick splint equivalent
1 #0l 4.5 m tubular finger bandage with applicator
1 Kidney basin
1 Wash basin (not included; sold with chair or as individual item)
1 Cold instrument sterilizer with supply of non-rusting germicidal solution
1 Chair suitable for treating injured worker with a non-porous surface or covered with a non-porous material (not included; available as separate item)
1 Bed approximately 2 m long X 75 cm wide, with a mattress having a non-porous surface or covered with a non-porous material (not included; available as separate item)
2 Pillows with a non-porous surface or covered with a non-porous material
4 Sheets
Patient assessment charts (available from WorkSafeBC)
First aid records (available from WorkSafeBC)

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