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Dear All,
Please guide me on my query.
I observed that some companies are using or putting medicines in FIRST AID Box.
Is this right way or procedure to keep any medicine in FIRST AID BOX.
Please guide me.
Thanks & Regards.
16th June 2012 From India, Mumbai
Dear Manish,
The Factories Act has mentioned the contents required in First Aid Box.
I could have scanned the pages and posted, but my scanner is down hence if you can not get the details from any one else, pl let me know I shall scan elsewhere and post.
Similarly request not to upload any copywrite protected material on this forum.
Certain documents can be exchanged on personal e-mail id
Thanks & Regards,
16th June 2012 From India, Nasik
Dear Manish
We can keep the medicines in the First Aid Box, which is being used for application on body. But we should not keep the medicine which are used for oral intake. Do not keep any tablets in First Aid Box.
If snakes are more in your area, then you can keep the Ante-venum medicine in the Refrigerator in your office/work place.
Further you can refer Factories Rules for the details of medicine to be placed in First Aid Box / Ambulance Room / Medical Centre.
16th June 2012 From India, Kumbakonam
Pls go through the below thread.
17th June 2012 From India, Bangalore
Dear Mr.Bhaskar/Mr.Vijay
There is contradiction between your reply.
@ Bhaskar wortes we shouldn't keep oral intake medicine in first aid box.
@ Vijay reference link shows that we can keep the oral intake medicine in first aid box.
Please clarify my confusion. We can keep any oral intake medicine in first aid box or not, if we can keep then please send me some details.
Thanks & Regards.
17th June 2012 From India, Mumbai
Dear Manish

We can keep the tablets separately outside the first aid box. Normally, the First Aid treatment will be given to the injured workmen at worksite. We are not a doctor to prescribe any medicine to any injured. If you give some head-ache tablet to a head injury workmen, small bleeding may converted into big bleeding, which can cause death due to brain haemorrhage. Even small haemorrhage can be stopped, if you did not give any tablet, and converted into haematoma and with a surgery it can be rectified. Even we are giving instruction to the first aider deployed in our site, not to give any tablet or even water to the head injured person.

If you give any normal tablet to any illiterate workman, and if anything goes wrong, then you will become the scape-goat and you will simply be blamed, eventhough you have done all the procedures correctly.

Please refer Factories Rules of your concerned state, in which the list and quantity of medicines to be placed in the First Aid Box, Ambulance Room, Medicare Centre are clearly available.
18th June 2012 From India, Kumbakonam
Dear Manish,
Regarding your query i remembered we had discussed earlier on our thread but i can't locate that thread now. Anyhow i have the OSHA first aid mandatory list but i don't think its suitable for our country but one thing Iím sure itís more strengthen than factory act. I will provide the details tonight. Iím bit busy with projects will get you.
18th June 2012 From United States, Fpo
Dear Manish & Team,
First Aid is the temporary or the immediate care to a burn, wound, injury, etc that a victim has obtained from an accident. First Aid is used to ease the pain of an injury, to prevent the worsening of the injury, to stop blood from bleeding and to make the victim ready to be brought to the hospital. Sometimes, without First Aid the victim may die before reaching the hospital.
I don't think first kid must includes medicine's. we are not a doctor we can't give any medicines at any time without authorized person advice.
See the attached OSHA first aid kit mandatory list. I hope it is the most strengthen list ever i seen which was issued by OSHA for industries. If someone have factory act mandatory first aid content page do share with us. . .
Hope information helps.
18th June 2012 From United States, Fpo

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Dear All, Thanks for your valuable feedback. But my query not resolved yet. Please let me know any valid proof behind use of medicine or tablets is not permitted in first aid box??? Please guide me.
19th June 2012 From India, Mumbai
Dear Manish,
Today evening i wrote to Indian medical council regarding your first aid query if i get any responce from them it should be a final answer for query will see. . .
Dear Vijay, Sudhir & Dipil,
Do you remembered i had mentioned in thread like (I wrote to supplier regarding crane) Still i didn't get any response see the attached for your view.
Dear Vijay,
I try to get other sourses but now a days really very busy even didn't get time to respond my mails. But i hope to get some solution ASAP on
keep on touch. . .
19th June 2012 From United States, Fpo

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Dear Manish
Please go through our earlier discussion on this forum about items to be kept in First Aid Box:
I think this will clarify all your quires...
Don't kept any tablets inside first aid boxes... Keep it in your occupation health center anybody need it come and collect from a medical practitioner or paramedic staff...
Still if you need any query left on this topic do contact Mr. R.P Singh. Surely he will be happy to assist you... Do let me know if need of his contact details...
Dear All: Great inputs and participation in the forum discussions... Thanks & Keep up the pace...
Raghu I think you were mentioning about the link which I was quoted above... Do let me know???
20th June 2012 From India
Dear Dipil, I’m taking about the mail which i sending to IMA you are CC’ed on that mail. . . Thanks for pull that earlier discussion on this thread. keep on sharing. . .
20th June 2012 From United States, Fpo
Dear Manish

A lot has been written on this topic at this site. I am sure you will spend some time in searching the same.

for your information as a guideline to follow certain points are mentioned below.

First Aid Kits or boxes to be used by a first aider or a non medical professional should not contain any medicine into it. The main reason for so is to avoid complications arising out of use of medicines.

It is impossible for a layman or a first aider to know about adverse effects of the medicines hence as a protocol it applies in every part of life. Though people takes medicines on their own by knowing from their peers or based on their past ailments but First Aid Box is a legal product inside a factory or organization and should not have medicines into it.

If a doctor is available in the factory, he can customise a medicines cup board for him and for the Industrial Nurse who can dispense the medicines at the directions of doctor. medicine cup boards are not comparable to first aid box.

If you have any need with regard to first aid kits or First aid boxes, we offer the first aid kits manufactured as per the guidelines of factory inspectorate. Our kits are best available products in India with regard to cost and quality.

We have a very wide range of world class first aid kits like Industrial first Aid Kits/ Boxes, Office First Aid Kits, School first aid kits, Sports first aid kits, marine First Aid Kits, Hoe first aid kits etc.

Our kits are exported to many countries. We can customise first aid kits within the guidelines of factory inspectorate. Every content of the kits is CE certified.


Ravi Singh

Director- Healthfirst Medicorp


20th June 2012 From India, Bangalore
Dear Mr.Ravi,
Thanks for your valuable feedback.
If possible whatever you wrote in your thread, please send me the valid proof for my reference and knowledge.
I am waiting for your valuable and informative feedback.
Thanks & Regards.
20th June 2012 From India, Mumbai
Dear manish

Please find below the authorised contents of the first aid kits.


Equipment required for a First-Aid box or cupboard

[See Regulation 101 (3)]

(i) Twenty-four small sterilized dressings.

(ii) Twelve medium size sterilized dressings.

(iii) Twelve large size sterilized dressings.

(iv) Twelve large size sterilized burn dressings.

(v) Twelve (15 gin) packets of sterilized cotton wool.

(vi) One (200 ml) bottle of cetrimide solution (1 per cent) or a suitable antiseptic solution.

(vii) One (200 ml) bottle of mercurochrome (2 per cent) solution in water. (viii) One (200 ml) bottle of sal-volatile having the dose and mode of administration indicated on the label.

(ix) One pair of scissors.

(x) One roll of adhesive plaster (6 cm x 1 in).

(xi) Two roll of adhesive plaster (2 cm. x 1 in).

(xii) Twelve pieces of sterilized eye pads in separate sealed packets.

(xiii) A bottle containing 100 tablets (each of 325 mg.) of aspirin or any other analgesic).

(xiv) One polythene wash bottle (500 cc) for washing eyes.

(xv) Twelve roller bandages 10 cm. wide.

(xvi) Twelve roller bandages 5 cm wide.

(xvii) Six triangular bandages.

(xviii) One tourniquet.

(xix) A supply of suitable splints.

(xx) Two packets of safety pins.

(xxi) Kidney tray.

(xxii) A snake-bite lancet.

(xxiii) One (30 ml) bottle containing potassium permangenate crystals.

(xxiv) One copy of first-aid leaflet issued by the Directorate General of Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes, Government of India, Bombay.


Ravi Singh

20th June 2012 From India, Bangalore
Dear Ravi Singh,
Thanks for your input's and clear reply for Mr.Manish query as per act.
Dear Manish,
See the attached pdf file of Factory Act part VI - Regulation 101 (3) for first aid box contents already Mr.Ravi shared the same in previous reply as well.
For more info regarding your query follow the link The Factories Act, Chapter - I
20th June 2012 From United States, Fpo

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Dear Seniors,
TO add to the replies provided, No medicines shall be kept other than what is prescribed in the FA. Particularly no orals are admitted as people may consume it on their own and will lead to trouble incase of adverse allergic reaction or so any...
Kindly let me know any retraining is mandated by Factories Act or other regulation for the first aid treated people. Any stipulation is recommended by Factories Act for the number of people to be trained on First Aid? Kindly let me knw.
20th June 2012 From India, Madras
Hi as per Gujarat Factory rules, one may include Aspirin or any other suitable analgesic in first aid kit. Please refer
With Regards
Mayank Shah
Grannus first aid
25th March 2016 From India, Mumbai
Hi All,
Can you please suggest someone who conduct first aid training in noida sector 63 FOC or with less chargs.
Munendra Kumar
25th November 2017 From India, Delhi
Hi Sir's,
Can anyone please suggest, what should be filled in first aid box as per factories act in manufacturing companies. Becoz I am new to this HR field, pursuing MBA in HR & Working as well in HR & Admin Dept. now, if you suggest me it will helpful for me to handle activities in company.
Please do the needful.
Sunanda J P
1st October 2018 From India, Bengaluru
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