A properly stocked first aid kit and safety training will mitigate the occurrence and severity of most accidents that take place in commercial kitchens. Knowing what should be in a restaurant first aid kit and how many kits you need. Where and how to properly administer first aid is essential for any food operator. Hence, a well-stocked first-aid box checklist must be available at the restaurants.
Moreover, as per health and safety regulations, all employers must provide adequate and appropriate first aid equipment and facilities to their staff. So that employees can receive immediate help in case of injury. There is no mandatory list of items to put in a first aid box. It largely depends on what you assess your food establishment business needs to be.
For example, large scale food businesses need more specialised equipment than an office environment. As a minimum, low-risk workplaces, such as small cafes, should have a small first aid box as per their requirement. Therefore, having a first aid box checklist will help the mangers in keeping a track record of what is available in the first aid box.
A first-aid box checklist will help in checking whether the particular items are available or not-
- Sterile eye pads
- Eyewash and eye bath
- Individually wrapped, sterile, triangular bandages
- A pair of disposable gloves
- Alcohol-free cleansing wipes
- Small, medium, and large sterile gauze dressing
- Rolled bandages
- Skin rash creams, such as hydrocortisone or calendula
- Antiseptic cream and spray
- Instant Ice Pack Small
- Hand sanitiser
- Cotton Applicators
More importantly, if any expired item is found then it should be discarded from the box. And, if there is a shortage in the quantity then the responsible person will report the manager and he/she will re-order the items being short. To sum up, this first aid box checklist will help the staff members to easily cope with the accidental situation in the workplace.