FIRST AID KITS IN CARS

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Postby ashtondav » Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:27 pm

It may not be strictly ethical but when you fill up next with fuel aquire a couple of the plastic gloves used provided for diesel customers. They will do in an emergency.
Not if you need to do any serious probing, though! :oops:

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Postby k » Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:57 am

Sticking plasers, along with basic pain killers such as asprin, are fast becoming a no no for first aid kits in the UK, (we can't have them in our office, NHS) which may follow to EU. Years ago I uttered what tosh, however, since then have discovered, my son's skin is allergic to the gluey stuff and I am, but only shows on my hands. Strange eh, it makes you wonder what us sensitive people are trying to tell the medics / producers of the item what you hard/tough people don't.
Bandaged / gauge, tied in a knot (my sons school will not use plasters) , is being used more and the question of are you allergic to sticking plaster is being asked more often.
Additionally, I can foresee the heated discussions at car hire companys re the charging of the kit that I have also 'discussed' the charging of reflecive jackets and triangles coming on.

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Postby BENIDORM » Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:19 am

The information that has been added to this posting has been gratefully

received and duly noted !

Now I will have to discard my plasters with the Dinosaur

pictures on them! .... I have made a list to take to the Chemists and it

does include bandages etc, and I am going to see if I can get an 'up to

date' first aid book to carry with me also... My Wife insists that we keep

the cork screw/ bottle opener in the first aid box, as it is essential...And

I've created a new box for her to keep all of her hair things , cosmetics

and Polyfiller type stuff in.......Now I'm in trouble ! !

Anyway all your help has been much appreciated :D

ps I note that my 'cork remover' has been 'beeped'...but you know what I mean, I'm sure....

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Postby Heston » Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:55 pm

Benidorm

Next week in Lidol they have first aid kits ( mini ones to fit in your car) for a few euros
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Postby BENIDORM » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:39 pm

Heston,


Thank you for that, much appreciated, I'm sure it will be a lot

cheaper than the chemist.. :)

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Postby gronc » Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:00 pm

Anyone know where you have to place the 2 warning triangles?

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Postby spanish hopes » Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:03 pm

gronc wrote:Anyone know where you have to place the 2 warning triangles?
I just shove mine under the drivers seat or in the boot.


(Sorry I couldn't resist) :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby safeashouses » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:09 pm

Copied from travel-spot.co.uk

Warning Triangles
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If your vehicle breaks down or is involved in an accident you must give prior warning to approaching traffic by placing a Warning Triangle 50 – 150 metres behind your vehicle.
The use of Hazard Warning Lights alone is NOT sufficient as they cannot always be seen far enough ahead to give advance warning.
Two Warning Triangles are required for Spain.

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Postby anewlife » Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:01 am

As k said, aspirins, paracetamol, any drug are a no no. Can't even have them in the first aid kits in companies in the UK any more, not been able to for years now. Don't know how this differs from UK first aid kit 'law', but I wouldn't carry them, just in case.

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Postby spanish hopes » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:45 am

Also if your First Aid certificate is not up to date be aware of your liabilities should you offer First Aid. In this litigious society you could end up with a law suit against you.
The worst First Aiders are nurses, the reason being that with the knowledge they have and the fact that they are usually giving 'second aid',
it is difficult for them to restrain themselves to first aid procedures only.

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Postby BENIDORM » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:23 am

Many Thanks for all of the helpful advice received on what I thought was going to be a very simple 'Throw a few plasters etc in to a tin box and that's my First Aid Kit.......Anyway my Wife has come up with a solution......2 x First Aid boxes...an official one and the other with all the items that she considers we need..
But whatever happened to the Good Samaritan ?.....I was brought up to believe that if someone was in distress, that you should go and help immediately......Looks like I will also have to include in my box a written 'disclaimer' that the injured person will have to sign before I help them........What a Strange World We Now Live in... :!:

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Postby safeashouses » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:27 am

BENIDORM wrote:
Looks like I will also have to include in my box a written 'disclaimer' that the injured person will have to sign before I help them........What a Strange World We Now Live in... :!:
Yes it's a very strange world.

:idea: Make sure your disclaimer is translated into several languages. :roll:

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Postby BENIDORM » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:56 am

Good point about writing my disclaimer in other languages, I will have to

write mine in English and Spanglish... :oops:

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Postby annie_d » Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:13 pm

Spanish hopes raises a good point with the "second aid". I am a nurse "infemera psychiatrique" (close but no cigar) and we are STRONGLY advised not to assist if we happen upon R.T A. s and the rest. Just call for emergency services and ensure the airway of the injured person is clear.
anyway, anyway, love from me.

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Re: FIRST AID KITS IN CARS

Postby alexander1 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:36 pm

Sorry to bring this up again but as I can't find a definitive answer as to what should be in a first aid kit in the car and having asked at various petrol stations (none of which had first aid kits) I wonder if anyone can give me up to date information. Legally do we have to carry one? Many thanks in advance.

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Re: FIRST AID KITS IN CARS

Postby Enrique » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:01 pm

Hi alexander1,
First Aid kit not compulsory in Spain according to AA site............

http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/ov ... pment.html

RAC doesn't mention it either.
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Re: FIRST AID KITS IN CARS

Postby El Cid » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:06 pm

It is only a recommendation like the fire extinguisher.

Things have changed since the original post such as a set of bulbs no longer being needed.

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Re: FIRST AID KITS IN CARS

Postby peteroldracer » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:10 pm

I am sure I have read of people being charged with failure to give aid, so for all reasons one should always do what one can.
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Re: FIRST AID KITS IN CARS

Postby El Cid » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:27 pm

Whatever the law, I always carry a basic kit, for my own benefit - you never know when the wife might hit you!

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Re: FIRST AID KITS IN CARS

Postby BENIDORM » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:17 am

WOW...A Blast from the Past.!

I was only a lad when I started this thread.... :lol:

I do agree with comments so far that even though it isn´t law to carry a First Aid kit in your vehicle it really is a common sense idea.
Our ´Kit` now contains much more than our original kit, and always contains indigestion tablets, Strepsils, allergy tablets,etc.

The high viz vests are now widely available in Spain, we bought a replacement last week from a Chinese bazaar for under 3 euros, and I really do agree with the law and think that they are essential items to keep in the car.

But what happened to the Breathalyser kits the French were going to introduce ?...Probably a Daft idea, although I'm all for stopping anyone driving who has been consuming alcohol, I'm very wary now and really I'm quite happy to drink sin-alchol beer or wine or even soft drinks....then I catch up when I get home !.... :oops:

Happy Motoring.. :wave:

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