This got me looking again at a first aid kit for the home. Damn, it's a money pit. Each kit either seems to lack something essential or contain a bunch of stuff you can't expect to use. And to assemble your own kit from ingredients also seems expensive if less wasteful. Most kits just seem physically too small. Travel kits fine for travel, but for the home I want something at least a foot square.Yorkshire Andy wrote: ↑Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:23 amhttps://www.screwfix.com/p/wallace-came ... dium/1708f
Or get a refill kit for a general kit
https://www.screwfix.com/p/wallace-came ... dium/27482
I was drawn to this great big first responder kit (37cm by 38cm) from screwfix at 30 quid. Sold other places for £60 or even £90. But what were they thinking giving two bottles of eyewash and 6 eyepads? Looks like high margin price gouging. It's like those packs of assorted sticky plasters where they just have a couple of the size you need and lots you'll never use.
Next up I looked to save money at toolstation, usually cheaper like for like..
Toolstation's kit at £25 skipped the eyewash and seemed a bit skimpy. Basically an expensive hard box.
I almost settled on this as my basis...
Big kit from Amazon for £15
Perfect size for the 30cm kitchen cupboard. Heck, £15 could barely buy the case.
Looked at first to be great value. BUT.... Damn it, the reviews!!! Seems that many of these come loaded with out of date dressings!!!!! I can't see BBE dates as being mission critical, but if sticky plasters don't stick, cooling pads don't cool and rubber gloves perish, this could prove really bad value. Hmmmf!!!
Back to the drawing board!
Anyway.... Tomorrow, I'm going to research this properly. Here's something that will guide me as to what components to look for...
http://www.reliancemedical.co.uk/wp-con ... elines.pdf
I might still buy one of those amazon kits and just chuck out expiring plasters. Let's see what I can assemble.
Maybe its a Health and safety restrictions, but I note these kits lack the stuff we used to have back in the last century: Antiseptic cream? a few pain killer tablets? In they will be going.