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The Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances for Passenger Ships of Classes III to VI (A)) Regulations 1992

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Schedule 1, Part 1, Schedule 2, Part I, II and III, Schedule 3, Schedule 4, Part II and IV

PART IIFIRST AID OUTFIT

1.  The first aid outfit provided in every lifeboat, rescue boat, inflated boat or liferaft carried by the vessel shall comply with the following requirements:

1.1  It shall be packed in a durable, damp-proof and effectively sealed container capable of being closed tightly after use;

1.2  The container shall be protected, until opened for use, with an outer waterproof seal;

1.3  The container shall bear on its outside an itemised list of its contents, and their date of expiry;

1.4  It shall include the following items, each of which must comply with any standard or requirements specified in relation to it in the current issue of the British Pharmacopoeia, the British Pharmaceutical Codex or the National Formulary:

ARTICLEQUANTITY

1.4.1   Triangular Bandage Calico Sterile BPC (not less than 90 cm sides, 127 cm base)

  4

1.4.2   Standard Dressing BPC Sterile Unmedicated Extra Large 28 cm × 17.5 cm

  2

1.4.3 Standard Dressing BPC Sterile Unmedicated Large 20 cm × 15 cm

  2

1.4.4 Standard Dressing BPC Sterile Unmedicated 15 cm × 10 cm

  2

1.4.5 Open Weave Bandage BPC 7.5 cm × 3.5 m

  6

1.4.6 Waterproof Plasters I/W Sterile BPC

  • 3.8 cm × 3.7 cm

10
  • 7.5 cm × 2.5 cm

10

1.4.7 Paraffin Gauze Dressings I/W Sterile for Burns

40 cm × 10 cm  4
10 cm × 10 cm  6

1.4.8 Polythene Bags (to cover burns on limbs) 38.5 cm × 22.5 cm with adhesive tie

  2

1.4.9 Cetrimide Cream 0.5% W/W 50 gm tube

  2

1.4.10 Analgesic Tablets: Paracetamol 500 milligrams in Container clearly labelled with name and directions for use

50

1.4.11 Scissors, rustless and stainless steel, blunt points 10 cm

  1

1.4.12 Safety pins, assorted rustless

(minimum size 5 cms)  6

1.4.13 First Aid Instructions in English printed on waterproof material

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