Stocking Your Food Truck’s First-Aid Kit

By Richard Myrick

Most municipalities require your food truck to carry a first-aid kit on board to help those who may be injured at your food truck. Basic first-aid kits typically carry the following supplies:

  • Adhesive bandages
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Burn gel
  • Eyewash
  • First-aid tape
  • Gauze
  • Nonstick pads
  • Sterile eye patches

Some first-aid kits may also carry over-the-counter medications, such as pain relievers and antihistamines. You and your staff should never give any of these medications to your customers (but feel free to treat customers with other items in your first-aid kit). It may seem like a wonderful customer service; however, if a customer has an adverse reaction to one of these medications, you’ll be the responsible party.

The amount and frequency of first-aid training you must give your employees is determined by which state you operate in. For more information on the specifics of your state, check with the OHSA office at 1-800-321-OSHA.