The obvious place for First Aid

Does a first aid kit have an expiry date?

A first aid kit it self doesn’t have an expiry date displayed on the exterior of the case / cabinet / bag. Work place first aid kits comprise of a range of sterile products which will have a manufacturers details, batch numbers and expiry dates printed on each item. The length of time to expiry will vary on different products from 3 to 5 years.

Once the expiry date has passed products should be replaced. The expired stock can be used for training purposes but must be removed from the first aid kit.

It is the responsibility of the employer to provide adequate first aid provision for all employers.

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