Health: Essential Furniture For First Aid Rooms

Health: Essential Furniture For First Aid Rooms

No matter the type of business you own or run, having a first aid room is always a good idea.

Of course, keeping a first aid kit on hand at all times is essential, but creating a dedicated room where an injured or sick person can be treated makes your workplace more efficient and demonstrates your commitment to good health and safety practices.

Once you’ve decided where your first aid room will be, it’s time to furnish it. There are some essential items that you’ll need, so keep reading to find out more.

Patient couch

This is a key piece of furniture that you can base the rest of the room around. A patient couch is where the sick or injured person can sit or lie down to rest while they are being treated (or waiting for treatment).

There are many different types of patient couches available, each with different features to suit a variety of budgets. A high-quality patient couch with height-adjustable legs and a reclining back will make the first aider’s examination and treatment of patients easier and more comfortable.

Medicine cabinet

First aid cabinets are a great way of storing and organising products that should always be found in a first aid room, from bandages to painkillers. They make finding items simple and you can ensure they will always be in the right place when a patient needs attention.

A good first aid cabinet will usually be lockable to prevent unauthorised tampering.


When a first aider or medical professional is completing a treatment in the first aid room, or writing up notes on the computer, they will need a chair or stool to sit on. Make sure to choose one that is comfortable and has supportive padding. Opt for one with castors so it is easy to move around. 

You can also find additional features in some stools such as 360-degree seat rotation and a gas-lift system, which make it more comfortable and practical. 


First aid signs use highly recognisable symbols and contrasting colour schemes to inform personnel about necessary equipment in the quickest and most efficient way. Place them strategically in easy to spot places to act as reminders for employees who see them every day.

Putting up the correct first aid signs showing where the eyewash station is, or locating the nearest defibrillator, is a great way to make your workplace much safer and more professional. 

Medical screen 

When a patient requires a little more privacy, having a medical screen is the best way to provide it. Medical screens are usually designed with opaque curtains and have an extremely flexible and portable design so you can use them wherever and however you need to. 

The great thing about them is that when they are not in use, they can be folded up and stored in the corner to free up space within the first aid room. 

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