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What is a first aid kit checklist?

A first aid kit checklist helps guarantee that essential first aid kit contents are within their use-by dates and properly stocked. This inspection tool is used periodically by appointed first aid kit custodians to ensure that proper first aid can be provided in the critical minutes between the occurrence of injury and arrival of emergency medical service personnel.

This article features: 1) what should be in a first aid kit checklist? 2) 4 tips on creating the appropriate first aid kit checklist; and 3) first aid kit app for thorough inspections.

What is in a first aid kit checklist?

It varies. There are no strict guidelines for which first aid kit contents should be in every first aid kit checklist. First aid kit checklists should be customized according to the information gathered through job safety analysis and other office hazard assessments to ensure that the right supplies are in the first aid box.

How to Build a Suitable First Aid Kit Checklist For Your Workplace

First aid supplies need to be appropriate to the needs of the workers as deficiency or inaccuracy of contents can worsen a victim’s injury.
To help ensure that first aid supplies are appropriate to your workplace, you can follow best practices to build a customized first aid kit inspection checklist. Here are 4 tips on how to create a suitable checklist for your workplace’s first aid box:

  1. Perform office risk assessments to identify first aid needs.
    Risk assessments, an essential feature of office safety, allows the company to have an assessment of hazards, risk levels, employee exposure, and first aid response capabilities. These can help in providing guidance on the appropriate first aid supplies for a workplace.
  2. Research on first aid kit maintenance best practices in your country.
    Generally, local safety regulating bodies do not have strict requirements when it comes to what a first box should contain. Instead, custodians can refer to the ideal kit maintenance practices recommended and minimum first aid kit contents in their respective countries to have a better overview on how to build their first aid kit. Here are some of the best practices in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia.
  3. Consult with safety experts, management, and the workers.
    In addition to research and office risk assessments, it is also helpful to consult with experts and stakeholders to gain more insights on the facilities needed. This consultation can help answer questions on budgets, implementation gaps, and location where first aid kits are needed.
  4. Appoint a specific custodian for first aid kit maintenance.
    It is beneficial to have a specific person responsible for maintaining first aid kit contents. Through this, someone can perform monthly inspection and ensure that supplies are adequate and within their use-by dates.

Customized and thorough first aid kit inspections with iAuditor

With the help of iAuditor digital first aid kit checklists, you can easily record first aid kit contents, schedule regular inspections and identify items that need to be replaced. Use this first aid app for inspections to:

  • Schedule monthly inspections and automate reminder notifications
  • Easily see recurring depleted items and replenish them quicker
  • Monitor expiring first aid kit contents and ensure they are replaced by use-by date
  • List down the number of employees and their work description.
  • Provide graphic evidence of first aid kit contents and attach photos.
  • Attach guide photos to help familiarize custodians with how supplies look like.
  • Remain compliant with internal safety programs and be able to provide solid evidence of diligent first aid kit inspections
  • Sign off first aid inspection checklists for cross-checking


Sare Hawes

SafetyCulture staff writer