What first aid kit is required for business in South Africa and where did this requirement originate from?
According to the Occupational Health and Safety Act also known as OHASA (Act 85 of 1993). The act states that the employer shall take all reasonable steps that are necessary, to ensure all persons at work receive prompt first aid treatment from a certified first aider in the case of an injury or emergency.
When and where should first aid boxes be made available?
The act makes provision that the first aid kit and facilities are provided by the employer where there are more than 5 employees in the work place.

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P-firstaidKit-enHD-AR1Checklist for a First Aid Bag/Box:

The following items are minimum requirements for a First Aid Box.

In terms of the Government Gazette 14192 dated 7 August 1992 these are the only items to be kept in your First Aid Boxes. All toiletry or medicinal products should be kept separately.

These items are for emergency purposes only, and should be issued either by the Department First Aider, or the Department Head.

  •  2 x pairs large and 2 x pairs medium disposable latex gloves.
  • 1 x wound cleaner (Antiseptic 100ml Sterilize Gauze (min 10)
  • 1 x packet of swabs
  • 1 x packet of cotton wool
  • 1 x pair of scissors
  • 1 x pair of tweezers
  • 1 x set safety pins
  • 1 x pack of adhesive dressing strips (min 10 assorted sizes) – Plasters
  • 4 x First Aid Dressings (75mm x 100mm)
  • 4 x First Aid Dressings (150mm x 200mm)
  • 4 x Roller Bandages (75mm x 5m)
  • 4 x Roller Bandages (100mm x 5m)
  • 4 x Triangular Bandages
  • 1 x Roll Elastic Adhesives (25mm x 3m)
  • 1 x non-allergenic adhesive strip (25mm x 3m)
  • 2 x straight splints
  • 2 x CPR mouth pieces or similar devices.