St Andrew’s First Aid Offers Free Festival First Aid Kits

From today, Scottish festival goers can request a free Festival First Aid Kit from St Andrew’s First Aid. New for 2012, the pack is designed to help treat minor accidents that can happen while enjoying Scotland’s live music events.

The Scottish charity has created the pack to treat minor injuries often sustained whilst camping, walking long distances and being in very crowded places, typical situations at a music festival.

The Festival First Aid Pack contains essential items including sterile dressings, swabs and tape, and is safe to take into festival arenas as it contains no sharp items. Smaller than an A5 piece of paper, the waterproof pack easily fits in a rucksack, bag or large coat pocket.

The charity, Scotland’s original and largest first aid provider, revealed the five most common types of festival injury or complaint its volunteers deal with at festivals. The most common incidents involve excessive alcohol, extreme sunburn, drug abuse, sprains and strains from walking on uneven ground, and cuts, grazes and bruises from discarded litter.

Festival Goers Explore the new St Andrews Festival Pack

St Andrews First aid volunteers provide support to many Scottish events, including T in the Park, where they provide first aid support to hundreds of revellers.

Stuart Callison, Chief Executive, of St Andrew’s First Aid commented, “Every year thousands of people enjoy Scotland’s music festivals, but occasionally things go wrong and accidents happen. A little preparation can prevent a ruined weekend, and this pack can help festival goers deal with minor injuries.”

St Andrew’s First Aid is distributing the pack through their http://www.firstaid.org.uk/festival-first-aid-kit , office and at shows and events across Scotland. The website also contains advice on staying safe at a music festival and what to do in an emergency situation.

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The Festival First Aid Kit Contains:

  • 2 X Adhesive Dressing Pad 6cm x 7cm
  • 1 X Low Adherent Dressing Pad 7.5cm x 7.5cm
  • 1 X Medium Dressing No.8 2
  •  2 X Non Woven Swabs 10cm x 10cm Sterile
  • 1 X Triangular Bandage 90cm x 127cm
  • 1 X Dressing Strip Washproof 6cm x 11cm
  • 1 X Microporous Tape 1.25cm x 1m
  • 1 X Guidance Leaflet
  • 1 X Gloves Vinyl Powder Free Medium (Pair)

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