Scroll through the subcategories and click a product picture for a full-size view and product description of the unitized bandages, compresses, gauze pads, antiseptic wound wipes, adhesive tapes, Sooth-A-Sting swabs, rescue blankets, hydrogel burn gels, creams, scissors, and biohazard bags and wipes. Our extensive selection makes refilling your unitized first aid kit fast and easy.
So what the heck is a unit anyway and why would anyone want to unitize anything? Unit first aid was invented a long, long, long time ago and although sometimes we wish it would go away it seems that it is here to stay. Unit first aid or unitized first aid was probably the first serious attempt to create a way to organize first aid supplies inside a first aid kit. The idea was to organize first aid supplies by putting them into a standard sized unit box that could also be color coded. The boxes are roughly 4" wide by 2-1/4" tall and 1/2" deep. Of course not everything will fit in that teeny tiny box so they had to have a double size unit box. The double sized unit box is 4" wide by 2-1/4" tall like the single unit box but it is more than twice as deep 1-1/4". With standard size boxes one could make standard size first aid kits and they became known as the ten unit, sixteen unit, twenty-four unit and thirty-six unit kits respectively. They can be purchased in either steel or plastic unit first aid kit boxes.
The steel unit kit boxes are made of serious, heavy gauge sheet metal, feature a neoprene seal and are closed by spring loaded clips that keep the supplies inside clean and dry in the most challenging of elements. These kits also have carry handles and mounting brackets. Because of their sturdy construction they make excellent first aid kits for vehicles and remote locations that are exposed to the elements.
The plastic unit kit boxes are usually less expensive than the steel boxes but clearly don't provide the same protection from the elements. Plastic kit boxes are generally used in less demanding environments and sometimes in places where water corrosion is an issue.
So what's in a unit first aid kit? That is an excellent question because the new ANSI standard, Z308.1-2015 changed the rules about that. The new standard says, "Specific requirements for unitized first aid kits have been removed from the 2014 edition". All of the unit kits here at First Aid Supplies Online had been filled to meet or exceed ANSI Z308.1-2009. Even though unit first aid kits are exempt from the new standard we will still be filling them according to the earlier standard because we believe that preserves an excellent value for our customers.
The new standard does still requires the individual units to be color coded. Color codes are yellow (for bandages) blue (antiseptics), green (miscellaneous), red (burn treatments) and orange (blood borne pathogens) got it? Ok then, are you ready to unitize?