1) Is first aid boxes mandatory in a workplace?

According to Workplace Safety and Health First-Aid Regulations in Singapore, every workplace should be provided with relevant first aid boxes.

The recommended guide is:

  1. One Box A first aid box for up to 25 persons employed in the workplace
  2. One Box B first aid box for up to 50 persons employed in the workplace.
  3. One Box C first aid box, or two Box B first aid boxes, for up to 100 persons employed in the workplace.

2) What is the recommended number of first aid boxes for a workplace in a building?

Determine the total number of persons employed on the same floor of the building and follow the guide on the type of first aid boxes needed for that floor, refer to question 1.

3) Any other requirements for these first aid boxes placed in a workplace?

  1. be properly maintained
  2. be checked frequently to ensure that it is fully equipped and that all the items are usable.
  3. be clearly identified as a first aid box, and placed in a location that is well-lit and easily accessible.
  4. be under the charge of a person appointed by the occupier of the workplace.
  5. nothing except appliances or requisites for first-aid shall be kept in a first-aid box.

Please refer to this link for more information.

http://statutes.agc.gov.sg/aol/search/display/view.w3p;page=0;query=Id%3A%227c7728ed-3817-4003-8bcb-ede8ed0ad8f8%22%20Status%3Apublished;rec=1

4) Any other requirements for these first aid boxes placed in a workplace?

Minimum Contents of First-Aid Boxes

Contents

Box A

Box B

Box C

1. Individually wrapped sterile adhesive dressings

20

40

40

2. Crepe bandage 5 cm

1

2

4

3. Crepe bandage 10 cm

1

3

6

4. Absorbent gauze (packet of 10 pieces)

5

10

15

5. Hypoallergenic tape

1

1

2

6. Triangular bandages

4

4

6

7. Scissors

1

1

1

8. Safety pins

4

4

6

9. Disposable gloves (pairs)

2

2

4

10. Eye shield

2

4

6

11. Eye pad

2

4

6

12. Resuscitation mask (one-way)

1

1

2

13. Sterile water or saline in 100 ml disposable containers (only where tap water is not available)

1

3

3

14. Torch light

1

1

1

Note: One Box B first-aid box is equivalent to 2 Box A first-aid boxes and one Box C first-aid box is equivalent to 2 Box B first-aid boxes.