Prince Edward Island First Aid Rooms & Dressing Stations

Welcome to the First Aid Room section for the Province of Prince Edward Island.

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 Prince Edward Island 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

9.14 (1) Where (a) either (i) the only work conducted at a workplace is work other than low hazard work, or (ii) both low hazard work and work other than low hazard work are conducted at a workplace; and (b) there are 100 or more workers regularly employed on any one shift at the workplace, the employer shall provide a first aid room at the workplace.

Equipment Supplies Minimum Requirements Recommended Products
(2) An employer who is required under subsection (1) to provide a first aid room at a workplace shall ensure that the first aid room
(a) has adequate lighting, ventilation and heating;
(b) is kept clean and in a sanitary condition;
(c) is of adequate size to accommodate a stretcher;
(d) has posted emergency telephone numbers;
(e) is used only for the purpose of administering first aid;
(f) is equipped with
(i) a telephone or other means of communication between the first aid room and workplace areas served by the first aid room,
(ii) instructions on how and where to access a first aid provider,
(iii) a permanently installed sink with hot and cold running water,
(iv) a bed or cot with a moisture-protected mattress and two pillows,
1 x FA26155 - Recovery Couch w/Headrest or
1 x FA26279 - Cot, Rollaway w/Mattress, 76.2 x 188 cm (30") or
1 x FA26638 - Cot, Rollaway w/Mattress, 99.1 x 188 cm (39") &
2 x FA26712 - Pillow, Polyester Fibres
(v) blankets,
2 x FA26154 - Blanket, Multi-Fibre, Grey, 152.4 x 213.4 cm
(vi) a treatment chair with arm rests,
1 x FA26666 - Treatment Chair
(vii) a cabinet suitable for storing supplies required by this section;
(g) contains the supplies described in Schedule D
(a) 1 first aid instruction manual;
1 x FA02458 - St. John Ambulance, First On The Scene (English)
(b) 12 safety pins;
1 x FA02026 - Safety Pins, Assorted Sizes
(c) 1 pair of splinter tweezers;
1 x FA19159 - Splinter Forceps, Blunt End, Nickel-Plated, 8.1 cm
(d) 1 pair of 15 centimetre scissors;
1 x FA19577 - Scissors, Universal Paramedic, 15.9 cm
(e) 20 pairs of disposable surgical gloves;
20 x FA18765 - Nitrile, Medical Examination Gloves, Powder-Free, Large
(f) the following individually wrapped dressings:
(i) 6 sterile bandage compresses, 10 centimetres x 10 centimetres,
6 x FA02425 - Compress Bandage, Deluxe, 10.2 x 10.2 cm (4" x 4")
(ii) 48 sterile adhesive dressings 2.5 centimetres in width,
1 x FA03569 - Fabric Bandages, 2.2 x 3.8 cm, Heavyweight
(iii) 32 sterile pads, 7.5 centimetres x 7.5 centimetres,
3 x FA02023 - Gauze Pads, 7.6 x 7.6 cm, Sterile
(iv) 6 triangular bandages,
6 x FA02614 - Triangular Bandage, 101.6 x 101.6 x 142.2 cm (40" x 40" x 56"), Compressed
(v) 3 roller bandages, 5 centimetres in width,
3 x FA02185 - Gauze Bandage Roll, 5.1 cm x 4.6 m
(vi) 1 roll of tubular finger bandages with applicator,
1 x FA31671 - Gauze Digit Dressings, Medium
(vii) 10 finger tip dressings,
1 x FA02124 - Fabric Bandages, Fingertip Small, 4.4 x 5.1 cm, Heavyweight or
1 x FA02125 - Fabric Bandages, Fingertip Large, 4.4 x 7.6 cm, Heavyweight
(viii) 10 knuckle pad dressings, and
1 x FA02123 - Fabric Bandages, Knuckle, 3.8 x 7.6 cm, Heavyweight
(ix) 4 sterile abdominal bandages, 20 centimetres x 30 centimetres;
4 x FA03505 - Abdominal/Combine Pad, 12.7 x 22.9 cm, Sterile
(g) 2 rolls of adhesive tape, 2.5 centimetres x 2.5 metres;
2 x FA07037 - Tape, Waterproof, Vinyl/Cloth, 2.5 cm x 4.6 m, Spooled
(h) disinfectant in the form of
(i) a container of antiseptic disinfectant, or
1 x FA06104 - Safecross, Antiseptic Skin Cleanser, 125 mL, Spray Pump
(ii) 12 antiseptic towelettes individually wrapped;
1 x FA02619 - Benzalkonium Chloride (Bzk), Antiseptic Towelettes
(i) 36 hand cleaners;
3 x FA02454 - Hand Cleansing Moist Towelettes
(j) 1 airway barrier device for rescue breathing;
1 x FA17745 - CPR Face Shield
(k) 1 wash basin made from stainless steel or polypropylene;
1 x FA12483- Wash Basin, Stainless Steel, 3 L
(l) 1 nail brush;
1 x FA14978 - Nail Scrub Brush
(m) 1 package of paper towels;
(n) hand soap;
1 x FA06371 - Green Soap, Antiseptic Cleanser, 500 mL
(o) 1 package of disposable paper cups;
1 x FA14454 - Drinking Flat Cups, Waxed Paper, 89 mL
(p) 1 cold sterilizer with a supply of non-rusting germicidal solution or a means of sterilization that provides an equivalent level of protection;
1 x FA14356 - Instrument Sterilizing Solution, 2% Glutaraldehyde, 4 L
1 x FA19627 - Instrument Tray w/Cover, 20.3 x 30.5 x 6.4 cm, Stainless Steel
(q) 1 kidney basin made of stainless steel or polypropylene;
1 x FA12129 - Emesis Basin, Plastic, 20.3 cm or
(r) 1 set of assorted x-ray permeable splints;
1 x FA14352 - Speedsplint, Multipurpose Splint
(s) 1 flashlight; and
1 x FA77044 - Flashlight w/Led Bulb, Crank-Style, Rechargeable
(t) 1 portable First Aid Kit # 2.
1 x FA50915 - Prince Edward Island, No. 2, 16 Unit, Plastic Box, Unitized or
1 x FA50918 - Prince Edward Island, No. 2, 16 Unit, Metal Cabinet w/Gasket, Unitized
(h) is accessible by the workers at all times during their shift.

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