Ontario First Aid Rooms & Dressing Stations

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

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 Ontario 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

Every employer employing 200 or more workers in any one shift at a place of employment shall provide and maintain a first aid room equipped with:

Equipment Supplies Minimum Requirements Recommended Products
(a) a current edition of a standard St. John Ambulance First Aid Manual,
1 x FA02458 - St. John Ambulance, First On The Scene (English)
(b) instruments consisting of,
(i) 1 dressing scissors,
1 x FA19161 - Scissors, Bandage, 14 cm
(ii) 1 dressing forceps
1 x FA19522 - Thumb Dressing Forceps, 14 cm
(iii) safety pins,
1 x FA02026 - Safety Pins, Assorted Sizes
(iv) graduated medicine glass,
1 x FA14415 - Medicine Cups, Plastic, 30 mL
(v) tongue depressors, and
1 x FA14184 - Tongue Depressors, Senior, 1.9 x 15.2 cm
(vi) applicators, cotton tipped;
1 x FA20140 - Cotton Tipped Applicators, 15.2 cm, Single-End
(c) denatured ethyl alcohol;
1 x FA14356 - Instrument Sterilizing Solution, 2% Glutaraldehyde, 4 L
(d) dressings consisting of,
(i) adhesive dressings, individually wrapped,
1 x FA03026 - Fabric Bandages, 2.2 x 7.6 cm, Heavyweight &
1 x FA03041 - Plastic Bandages, 1.9 x 7.6 cm
(ii) sterile gauze pads of assorted sizes, individually wrapped,
1 x FA03085 - Gauze Pads, 7.6 x 7.6 cm, Sterile &
1 x FA03143 - Gauze Pads, 5.1 x 5.1 cm, Sterile &
1 x FA03222 - Gauze Pads, 10.2 x 10.2 cm, Sterile
(iii) gauze bandages of assorted sizes,
1 x FA02018 - Gauze Bandage Roll, 5.1 cm x 4.6 m &
1 x FA02022 - Gauze Bandage Roll, 10.2 cm x 4.6 m &
1 x FA02102 - Gauze Bandage Roll, 2.5 cm x 4.6 m
(iv) adhesive plaster,
1 x FA03533 - Fabric Bandages, Large Patch, 5.1 x 7.6 cm, Heavyweight
(v) absorbent cotton,
1 x FA20107- Absorbent Balls
(vi) triangular bandages,
1 x FA02031 - Triangular Bandage, 101.6 x 101.6 x 142.2 cm (40" x 40" x 56"), Compressed, 3/Unit Box
(vii) splints of assorted sizes, and
1 x FA02103 - Splint Set, Wood, Assorted Sizes
(viii) splint padding; and
1 x FA02029 - Splint Padding, 10.2 x 20.3 cm (4" x 8"), 2/Unit Box
(e) furnishings consisting of,
(i) hot and cold running water,
(ii) 3 wash basins, preferably stainless steel,
3 x FA12483 - Wash Basin, Stainless Steel, 3 L
(iii) 1 instrument sterilizer,
1 x FA19627 - Instrument Tray w/Cover, 20.3 x 30.5 x 6.4 cm, Stainless Steel
(iv) 1 cabinet for surgical dressings,
1 x FA01034 - Metal Cabinet, #6, w/Imprint, 36.8 x 46.5 x 16.2 cm (14-1/2" x 18-5/16" x 6-3/8")
(v) 1 enamel foot bath,
1 x FA12414 - Foot Basin w/Handles, Stainless Steel, 9 L
(vi) 1 sanitary disposal receptacle with lid,
1 x FA14457 - Waste Receptacle, Step-On, 17L, White
(vii) 1 first aid box containing as a minimum the items required by subsection 9 (1), for use by the attendant at the scene of an accident before the patient is moved to the first aid room or general hospital
1 x FAKIT50430 - Ontario, Section 9, 36 Unit, Metal Cabinet w/Gasket, Unitized
(viii) 1 couch
1 x FA26155 - Recovery Couch w/Headrest with
1 x FA26160 - Privacy Screen, 3-Panel, Mobile or
1 x FA26279 - Cot, Rollaway w/Mattress, 76.2 x 188 cm (30") with
1 x FA26160 - Privacy Screen, 3-Panel, Mobile or
1 x FA26638 - Cot, Rollaway w/Mattress, 99.1 x 188 cm (39") with
1 x FA26160 - Privacy Screen, 3-Panel, Mobile
(ix) 1 stretcher, and
1 x FA26153 - Stretcher, Single-Fold, Aluminum Poles
(x) 2 blankets. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 1101, s. 11(1),
2 x FA26154 - Blanket, Multi-Fibre, Grey, 152.4 x 213.4 cm
(2) The employer shall ensure that the first aid room is in the charge of,
(a) a registered nurse; or
(b) a worker who,
(i) is the holder of a valid St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate or its equivalent,
(ii) works in the immediate vicinity of the first aid room, and
(iii) does not perform other work of a nature that is likely to affect adversely his or her ability to administer first aid
(3) The certificate referred to in subclause (2)(b)(i) shall be prominently displayed in the first aid room

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