Spring clean your first aid kit!
Products in your first aid kit can expire, be used up, or go
missing (looking at you, safety pins). Give your first aid kit
a refresh this Spring and make sure it’s ready when it’s
Things that might have gone missing
These might have disappeared when grabbed to deal with a
wardrobe malfunction – but you’ll need them in your kit for
Make sure you’ve got a set ready.
We’re guessing this was swiped for a crafting session – but
you’ll need it in your kit for holding dressings in place or
securing the loose ends of bandages.
Restock your tape.
Things that might have been used
These are disposable – so you’ve probably used yours. Disposable
gloves are important to reduce the risk of infection – if you have
them, always wear them for dressing a wound, or when dealing with
any bodily fluid or waste.
Get stocked up.
Alcohol-free cleansing wipes
Use these to clean the skin around the wound. They tend to be
used up quickly when dealing with cuts and grazes.
Plasters get used regularly for small cuts and grazes.
Make sure you’ve got a set.
See the full list of items you should have in a first aid
Refill your kit