Class A First Aid Kits
Here’s What to Know About the Contents and Uses of a Class A First Aid Kit
It may seem like a first aid kit is just a first aid kit. However, the reality is that there is a variety of first aid kits available, each with various types and amounts of supplies. One of the major differences is between the Class A first aid kit, which is intended for use in most office settings and lower-risk workplaces, versus the Class B first aid kit, which is intended for higher risk environments.
Here at ProStat First Aid, we offer a wide range of first aid kits to cover the unique needs of your industry. This includes both Class A and Class B first aid kits, as well as each of the four major types of first aid kits within these classes. You can learn more about what to expect from a Class A first kit here. If you’re unsure whether a Class A first aid kit is right for your business, our friendly service team is standing by to answer your questions. Connect with us today!
What Is a Class A First Aid Kit?
Class A first aid kits refers to kits whose contents can be used to treat the most common types of injuries, including minor burns, cuts, scrapes, splinters, and stings. These first aid kits are intended for use in office environments or other low-risk workplaces where the potential for major or severe injury is relatively minimal.
What’s Included in a Class A First Aid Kit?
The precise contents of a Class A first aid kit can vary. The current standard minimum contents were laid out by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) in 2015. You can view a table listing the minimum contents of a Class A first aid kit at this link.
It’s important to note that the standard is a minimum, not a strict list. This means that a Class A first aid kit cannot contain less than what’s listed by the ANSI and ISEA. However, additional supplies can be added to suit the needs of a particular work environment, company, or industry.
Whether the minimum supplies are suitable depends on your workplace. It’s important to take note of the most common types of injuries sustained in your workplace before deciding on the contents of your first aid kit.
Where might a Class A first aid kit be needed?
As mentioned above, Class A first aid kits are meant to treat common minor injuries, including minor burns, cuts, scrapes, splinters, and stings. This makes them ideal for workplaces and other environments where the chances of employees, customers, or other individuals sustaining major injuries are relatively low.
Class A first aid kits are typically suited to traditional office environments. They may also be used in locations such as a hotel, church, or school, or even an apartment complex.
ProStat Offers Custom First Aid Kits!
All first aid kits from ProStat can be customized, including our Class A first aid kit offerings. Our team can add a custom logo, artwork, and information to any first aid kits you order. This provides a number of benefits for your company, including free advertising and promotion, improved property control, and streamlining the reordering and restocking process. Visit our custom first aid kit page to learn more!
Get in Touch with the ProStat Team to Learn More!
If you’re having trouble deciding what class of first aid kit makes the most sense for your workplace, don’t worry! At ProStat, we pride ourselves on prompt, high-quality customer service. Our representatives are standing by to discuss your unique needs and help identify which first aid kit best serves the demands of your business and industry. Contact us today to get started!