Manitoba First Aid Rooms & Dressing Stations

Welcome to the First Aid Room section for the Province of Manitoba.

This section will outline all the regulatory items to set up a regulation First Aid Room within your organization. Regulations listed below are current; however, please visit the Manitoba website for possible updates. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.

Notice: All persons making use of this section are reminded that it has no legislative sanction and has been provided for convenience of reference; and that the original Act should be consulted for all purposes of interpreting and applying the law.


First Aid Room Regulations

An employer who is required under subsection (1) to provide a first aid room shall ensure that the first aid room:

  1. is clearly identified as such;
  2. is not less than 9m
  3. is provided with adequate lighting, heating and ventilation;
  4. is kept clean and sanitary;
  5. is designated and maintained as a non-smoking area;
  6. has a floor covering of non-porous material;
  7. is in the charge of a first aider during working hours.

Equipment Supplies Minimum Requirements Recommended Products
(12) A first aid room must contain at least the following items:
(a) a recent edition of a first aid manual
1 x FA02458 - St. John Ambulance, First On The Scene (English)
(b) supplies:
bandage scissors
1 x FA19161 - Scissors, Bandage, 14 cm
dressing scissors
1 x FA19085 - Scissors, Surgical, Blunt/Sharp, 11.4 cm
dressing forceps
1 x FA19522 - Thumb Dressing Forceps, 14 cm
splinter forceps
1 x FA19159 - Splinter Forceps, Blunt End, Nickel-Plated, 8.1 cm
one dozen safety pins
1 x FA02026 - Safety Pins, Assorted Sizes
plastic eye wash bottle (500 ml size)
1 x FA04099 - Eye Wash Bottle, 946 mL
tongue depressors
1 x FA14184 - Tongue Depressors, Senior, 1.9 x 15.2 cm
flashlight
1 x FA77044 - Flashlight w/Led Bulb, Crank-Style, Rechargeable
applicators (cotton tipped)
1 x FA20138 - Cotton Tipped Applicators, 2/Pk, 7.6 cm, Single-End,Sterile
paper towels
paper cups
1 x FA14454 - Drinking Flat Cups, Waxed Paper, 89 mL
disposable gloves
1 x FA18057 - Vinyl, Medical Examination Gloves, Powder-Free, Large
disposable resuscitation mask (with one-way valve)
1 x FA17738 - CPR Face Shield, w/One-Way Filtered Valve
isopropyl alcohol (500 ml)
1 x FA06270 - Alcohol Isopropyl Rubbing Compound, 70%, 500 mL
sodium hypochlorite, such as javex (1 litre)
25 individually wrapped antiseptic swabs
1 x FA06061 - Benzalkonium Chloride (BZK), Antiseptic Towelettes
(c) dressings:
adhesive dressings, individually wrapped
1 x FA03056 - Hypafix, Dressing Retention Sheet, 2.5 cm x 10 m or
1 x FA03057 - Hypafix, Dressing Retention Sheet, 5.1 cm x 10 m or
1 x FA03058 - Hypafix, Dressing Retention Sheet, 10.2 cm x 10 m or
1 x FA03059 - Hypafix, Dressing Retention Sheet, 15.2 cm x 10 m
sterile gauze pads of assorted sizes, individually wrapped
1 x FA02221 - Gauze Pads, 10.2 x 10.2 cm, Sterile &
1 x FA03052 - Gauze Pads, 7.6 x 7.6 cm, Sterile &
1 x FA03186 - Gauze Pads, 5.1 x 5.1 cm, Sterile
sterile eye pads
1 x FA04273 - Eye Dressing Pads
conforming bandages, such as kling
1 x FA02331 - Conforming Stretch Bandage, 5.1 cm x 1.8 m or
1 x FA02332 - Conforming Stretch Bandage, 7.6 cm x 1.8 m or
1 x FA02333 - Conforming Stretch Bandage, 10.2 cm x 1.8 m or
1 x FA02528 - Conforming Stretch Bandage, 2.5 cm x 1.8 m
tensor bandages of assorted sizes
1 x FA08048 - Elastic Support/Compression Bandage, 5.1 cm x 1.7 m &
1 x FA08049 - Elastic Support/Compression Bandage, 7.6 cm x 1.7 m &
1 x FA08050 - Elastic Support/Compression Bandage, 10.2 cm x 1.7 m &
1 x FA08051 - Elastic Support/Compression Bandage, 15.2 cm x 1.7 m
adhesive tape and extensible fabric tape of various sizes
1 x FA07966 - Tape, Cotton Cloth, 2.5 cm x 2.3 m
splints of assorted sizes
1 x FA02103 - Splint Set, Wood, Assorted Sizes
splint padding
1 x FA02029 - Splint Padding, 10.2 x 20.3 cm (4" x 8"), 2/Unit Box
sterile telfa pads of assorted sizes (non-adhesive)
1 x FA03183 - Telfa, Non-Adherent Pads, 5.1 x 7.6 cm, Sterile or
1 x FA03184 - Telfa, Non-Adherent Pads, 7.6 x 10.2 cm, Sterile or
1 x FA03185 - Telfa, Non-Adherent Island Dressings, 5.1 x 9.5 cm, Sterile
tubular finger bandage with applicator
1 x FA31671 - Gauze Digit Dressings, Medium &
1 x FA31672 - Gauze Digit Dressings, Large
cold compresses
3 x FA14130 - Cold Pack, Instant, Large, 15.2 x 22.9 cm
(d) furnishings:
2 taps for hot and cold running water
2 washbasins, preferably stainless steel
2 x FA12483 - Wash Basin, Stainless Steel, 3 L
1 kidney basin
1 x FA12129 - Emesis Basin, Plastic, 20.3 cm
1 instrument sterilizer
1 x FA14356 - Instrument Sterilizing Solution, 2% Glutaraldehyde, 4 L
1 cabinet for dressings
1 sanitary receptacle with lid and disposable plastic liners
1 x FA14457 - Waste Receptacle, Step-On, 17L, White
1 x FA14549 - Infectious Waste Bags, 61 x 61 cm 37.9 L
1 first aid kit, as set out in Schedule B
1 x FA50300 - Manitoba, 25 Workers, 16 Unit, Plastic Box, Unitized or
1 x FA50303 - Manitoba, 25 Workers, 24 Unit, Plastic Box, Unitized or
1 x FA50312 - Manitoba, 25 Workers, 36 Unit, Plastic Box, Unitized or
1 x FA50306- Manitoba, 25 Workers, 24 Unit, Metal Cabinet w/Gasket, Unitized
1 couch that can be curtained off or that is located so as to provide privacy for an ill or injured worker
1 x FA26155 - Recovery Couch w/Headrest with
2 pillows
2 x FA26712 - Pillow, Polyester Fibres
1 chair
1 x FA26666 - Treatment Chair
1 magnifying loop with a built in lamp
1 x FA19891 - Luxo Magnification Lamp w/Table Clamp, White
1 stretcher
1 x FA26153 - Stretcher, Single-Fold, Aluminum Poles
2 blankets
2 x FA26154 - Blanket, Multi-Fibre, Grey, 152.4 x 213.4 cm

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