First Aid Kit for Motorists
Whilst you can walk into say Boots or Superdrugs and buy a ready-made drivers first aid kit it is possible to use a clean plastic box (e.g. large ice cream tub) and buy the individual contents below for a fraction of the cost. That way you can build your own Hastings Driving Lessons. First Aid Kit bit by bit.
Important – Hastings Driving Lessons. First Aid Kit for Motorists in no way gives you any medical qualifications, so use with care and do not use outside your skill levels.
2 x Safety Pins.
1 x Disposable tweezers
1 x Blunt ended Scissors
1 x Tough cut scissors
1 x Resuscitate face shield
8 x Paracetamol tablets (500mg)…For personal use only, do not give out unless you are qualified to do so.
4 x Aspirin tablets (300mg)…..For personal use only, do not give out unless you are qualified to do so.
1 Pack x Dextrose tablets
1 x Pen torch
1 x Foil blanket
4 x 20ml saline steripods
5 pairs x Nitrite gloves
1 x Disposable apron
1 x pair Eye protectors
1 x pair Ear plugs
2 x Yellow clinical waste bags
5 x Small plastic bags
1 x Pen
20 x Sterile plasters (assorted sizes)
5 x Blue sterile detectable plasters
1 x Large sterile dressing
1 x Medium sterile dressing
1 X Small sterile dressing
5 x 5cm x 5cmLow adherent dressings
4 x packs sterile gauze swabs
1 x Roll 2.5cm Hypoallergenic Tape
2 x Triangular bandages
2 x Roller bandages
10 x alcohol cleansing wipes
1 x 2L Bottle of water .If you keep it out of direct sunlight it should be safe for about 6 months.
You should check regularly to ensure that the Paracetamol and Aspirin packs are not out of date.
Hastings Driving Lessons.Motto; If you know what to do, do it, if you don’t know what to do ask, and if there is no-one to ask don’t do it, wait for the experts to arrive.
This list has been prepared with the help and guidance of T.L. Radley, a very experienced member of the British Red Cross and ADIRSO Member for many years.
Should anyone be interested in taking their knowledge further Terry suggested they contact their local branch of the Red Cross where they can get information on courses ranging upwards from as little as two hours.
This sort of course is also available with the St.Johns Ambulance Brigade of course.
It is also recommended to carry a suitable fire extinguisher for cars/vehicle use.
I should like to say many thanks also to all those who have helped in the construction of this site for Hastings Driving Lessons;
James Bennett of www.jrrbennett.co.uk for the help in design and his tutorials.
For the information they have provided, John Brown, Peter Carey, Noreen Smith (advice on learning difficulties) .
The Dept for Transport for all the road signs and markings.
The Rules of the Road.ie for their link to the roundabout guidance, which to my mind is one of the best I have seen for beginners to mention just a few..