A Caravan Health and Safety list for your First-Aid Kit.
CARAVAN HEALTH AND SAFETY ITEMS
This is the fourteenth page of 23 with related information about making the most of your caravan holiday. At the bottom of this page I have links to the other pages and I suggest you check these out as well.
One of the first caravan health and safety items is a good first-aid kit. This is a must and can be bought from camping stores, St John Ambulance or a whole range of retail outlets. Some kits are designed for administering first aid in major trauma situations. While these items are necessary, even if never used, you should also carry the bits and pieces that will see you through minor injuries and upsets. Make sure you check your first-aid kit regularly in order to get rid of out-of-date items and replenish stock.
If you take prescription medicine, ask your doctor to provide sufficient prescriptions to last the trip, particularly if you are spending time in remote regions. Repeats cannot normally be filled all at once so it may be necessary to stop at a pharmacy every few weeks to get more medicine.
If you need specialist non-prescription medicines and other health products, particularly on a non-traditional nature, you should carry enough stock to last the trip, or at least the length of time between major centres. Do not forget sunscreen and insect repellent. Pack brands that you have used before as these products can cause skin irritations and allergic reactions.
FIRST AID KIT
Your caravan health and safety first-aid kit should contain:
First-aid handbook to help identify and treat various conditions
Bandaids (various shapes and sizes) to dress all types of small wounds, cuts and abrasions
Tweezers to remove splinters and prickles
Scissors to cut dressings, tape and so on
Gauze bandages to hold dressings in place and protect wounds
Cotton wool and buds to clean and dress wounds
Elastic bandages to support joint injuries and treat spider or snake bites
Pins or clips to hold elastic bandages in place
Triangular bandages to use as a sling, to secure a splint, and to cover head wounds
Non-adhesive dressings to cover wounds and abrasions
Anti-itch cream to treat bites, stings and some rashes
Antiseptic to treat open cuts and wounds
Alcohol swabs to clean around wounds
Cold pack to treat sprains, swellings and some bites
8 Planning Your Trip (when to travel, weather, school and public holidays, local events, finding your way, GPS, maps and guides, visitor information centres, permits, Aboriginal land, National Parks, private land)
Hopefully, after digesting all this information you will have a fantastic caravan holiday. (With many more extended trips in the future). If you find it all too hard have a look at where Our Tours go and you may wish to consider one of these.