What Expires in a First Aid Kit?

Having a well equipped first aid kit on hand is essential for dealing with emergency situations. In fact, the right first aid could save someone’s life. That’s why it’s important your first aid supplies are kept up to date.

Many first aid items expire over time and need replacing in order to perform properly and safely. Keeping expired items can be unsafe to use so having a schedule to check and restock first aid kits is crucial.

Keep in mind that not all items will have an expiry date on the packaging. It’s important to know how to spot aged equipment. The tips below walk you through different first aid items, when they expire and how often you should replace them.

Medications

In Australia, all medications in your first aid kit are required by law to have an expiry date. That includes things like aspirin and ibuprofen, antiseptic creams, antihistamines … Read More