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Within how many meters should the First Aid Box be placed according to factory act?
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Neither the Act nor the Rules are defining the spatial limit within which the First - aid box is to be kept. So the logic is that it shall be kept at the work place itself where the manufacturing process takes place and should be clearly marked in red ink against a white background so that it is conspicuous and is easily accessed when the need occurs.
The first-aid box should always kept at a place of reach within the premises, where 50-100 workers work at atime. There is no stipulation of distance.
The first-aid box or cupboard shall be kept in the charge of a separate responsible person[who holds a certificate in first-aid treatment recognised by the State Government] and who shall always be readily available during the working hours of the factory.]
First-aid cupboards at work place equipped with the prescribed contents;
plasters in a variety of different sizes and shapes :small, medium and large sterile gauze dressings ;at least two sterile eye dressings;triangular bandages;crpe rolled bandages
safety pins;disposable sterile gloves;tweezers;scissors;alcohol-free cleansing wipes
sticky tape;thermometer;skin rash cream, such as hydrocortisone or calendula;cream or spray to relieve insect bites and stings;antiseptic cream; pain killers such as paracetamol;antihistamine tablets;distilled water for cleaning wounds;eye wash and eye bath.
The number of such boxes or cupboards to be provided and maintained shall not be less than one for every one hundred and fifty workers ordinarily employed.
First aid requirement as per Uttar Pradesh Factory Rules
If total numbers of employees are less than 50 a fully equipped first aid kit is required
If total numbers of employees are more than 51 a fully equipped first aid kit in all departments is required.
If there are more than 1 department in any factory than, it is desirable to have first aid kit all departments
First aid boxes should be prominently displayed with name of person holding the box.
Nearby hospital name also should be displayed.
Basic idea is when need arises people should not be running around searching for it.
Sec 45. First-aid appliances
(1) There shall in every factory be provided and maintained so as to be readily accessible during all working hours first-aid boxes or cupboards, equipped with the prescribed contents, and the number of such boxes or cupboards to be provided and maintained shall not be less than one for every one hundred and fifty workers ordinarily employed 3[at any one time] in the factory.
64[(2) Nothing except the prescribed contents shall be kept in a first-aid box or cupboard.
SCHEDULE VI
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.
(3) Each first-aid box or cupboard shall be kept in the charge of a separate responsible person 65[who holds a certificate in first-aid treatment recognized by the State Government] and who shall always be readily available during the working hours of the factory].
66[(4)] In every factory wherein more than five hundred workers are 67[ordinarily employed] there shall be provided and maintained an ambulance room of the prescribed size, containing the prescribed equipment and in the charge of such medical and nursing staff as may be prescribed 68[and those facilities shall always be made readily available during the working hours of the factory].
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