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The RD 486/1997 14 April 1997 (BOE 23 April 1997), its Annex VI states that there should be a first-aid kit in every working place, where the following first-aid material can be found:

  • Authorised disinfectants and antiseptics (alcohol and/or hydrogen peroxide and/or mercurochrome)
  • Sterile gauzes
  • Cotton wool
  • Bandages
  • Plasters
  • Sticking-plasters
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Non-reusable gloves

This material should be checked periodically, and the missing elements, because of the use or because they have expired, will be requested to the corresponding health office.


  • Alcohol, considered as an irritant substance, it is not advisable to use it as antiseptic.
  • Mercurochrome is replaced by Betadine.