Industrial first aid kit, United Kingdom, 1924-1930

Made:
1924-1930 in United Kingdom
Industrial first aid kit, c1930. Full view, black background. Industrial first aid kit, c1930. Detail of inside and instruction lable, black background.

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Industrial first aid kit, c1930. Full view, black background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Industrial first aid kit, c1930. Detail of inside and instruction lable, black background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group
The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Industrial first aid box, wood, containing bandages, tourniquets, bottles and splints, c. 1930

This first aid kit was used in a factory or industrial setting where injuries from heavy machinery, chemicals, and sharp equipment were real possibilities. The inscriptions on the leaflets and box read “Factory Department Home Office”. The Factory Department (established 1844) of the Home Office was responsible for inspecting factories and the working conditions of employees (including sanitary conditions). First aid provision in the workplace has been compulsory by law in the United Kingdom since the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations of 1981.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A631162
Materials:
iron, paper (fibre product) and wood
Measurements:
overall (as displayed): 678 mm x 487 mm x 265 mm,
overall (open): 370 mm x 485 mm x 460 mm, 5.014 kg
type:
first aid kit