First Aid Kits

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a first aid kit.

First aid can mean the difference between life and death. Fishermen are encouraged to take a first aid course, and all vessels must carry a proper first aid kit.  

A first aid kit for up to five people should contain at least:

  • 1 60 ml bottle of antiseptic wound solution, or a 10-pack of antiseptic swabs.

  • 1 pack of 10 disposable applicators (not needed if antiseptic swabs are used)

  • 1 disposable, waterproof vomit bag

  • 12 adhesive bandage straps

  • 2 2.5 cm x 4.5 m lengths of bandage gauze (not needed if ties attached to dressing)

  • 2 folded, 100 cm triangular bandages and 2 pins

  • 2 sterile dressing compresses, about 7.5 cm x 12 cm

  • 4 pieces of sterile dressing gauze, 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm

  • 1 splinter forceps

  • 1 current First Aid Manual (English)

  • 1 current First Aid Manual (French)

  • 1 eye pad with shield or tape

  • 1 First Aid Record

  • 1 pair of 10 cm scissors

  • 1 roll of surgical adhesive tape, 1.2 cm x 4.6m (not needed if ties attached to dressing)

  • 1 30 ml bottle of antipuritic lotion or a 10-pack of antipuritic swabs

  • 1 elastic bandage, 7.5 cm x 5 m

  • 1 pocket-size emergency blanket

  • 1 container of hand cleanser or packet of cleaning towelettes

  • 1 splint with padding

  • 1 10 cm x 10 cm burn dressing

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