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Workplace Safety and Health - First Aid

Employers have a vital role to play in creating a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. In Singapore, it is stipulated in the Workplace Safety and Health Act (First Aid) Regulations that employers are required to keep first aid boxes in the workplace to ensure that injured employees are given immediate first aid treatment to alleviate the pain and prevent further injury or discomfort.

Number of First Aid Boxes 

The number of first aid boxes required depends on the number of employees and the layout of the workplace.

Accessibility of First Aid Boxes 

There should be at least one first aid box on each level, placed in a prominent and accessible location.

A list of all the first aid boxes locations should be placed next to all first aid boxes. Should the employee need more of a certain item, he can then easily and quickly find the next nearest first aid box.

Ratio of Employees to First Aid Boxes 

Number of employees  Number and type of first aid boxes 
For every 25 employees or less at least one Box A
For every 50 employees or less at least one Box B
For every 100 employees or less at least one Box C
First Aid Box                  Price (including GST) 
Box A      $86.00 
Box B  $115.55 
Box C  $151.70 

 

Contents of First Aid Boxes 

  • individually wrapped sterile adhesive dressings
  • crepe bandage 5cm and 10cm
  • absorbent gauze swabs
  • hypoallergenic tape
  • triangular bandages
  • safety pins
  • disposable gloves
  • eye shield
  • eye pad
  • resuscitation mask (1-way)
  • sterile water or saline
  • torch light.

Click here to purchase First Aid Box online.

It is important for the first aider or appointed staff to schedule regular checks of the contents in the first aid boxes to ensure all items are usable and not expired.

Our pharmacists can help you select the appropriate first aid supplies for your home or workplace, please call 6355 3000 (NHGP) or email to feedback@pharmacy.nhg.com.sg for assistance.

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(updated 28 Sep 2022) 
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