First aid kits are intended to allow persons to treat themselves and/or their co-workers for minor medical incidents and are not intended to replace professional Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Any medical emergency which involves loss of consciousness, profuse bleeding, possible broken bones, head or neck injuries, serious burns, cardiovascular distress, or any other serious injury or illness should immediately be referred to the University EMS system by dialing 911.

Departmental First Aid Kits

Wake Forest University has a non-mandatory First Aid Kit Program for employees working in low-risk areas such as office, academic, and administrative areas. Departments are welcome to purchase their own first aid kits for the convenience of employees. Departments are also encouraged to develop their own departmental procedures on the use of the items within the first aid kit, including regular inspection of kits and restocking of first aid supplies.

Reporting Injuries

Any injury at work should be reported to a supervisor immediately.  Supervisors must complete the First Report of Incident form as soon as possible. Information on the workers’ compensation process and contact information for approved clinics can be found on HR’s website


EHS provides First Aid, CPR/AED training at no cost to members of the University community. Contact Bridget Marrs at for more information or to schedule a class. 

Types of First Aid Kits

Office, Academic and Administrative Areas – Class A Kits

Required Minimum Fill

All Other Areas such as Facilities & Campus Services, Athletics, and Campus Recreation (Class B Kits)

Class B first aid kits are intended to provide a broader range and quantity of supplies to deal with injuries encountered in more populated, complex and/or high-risk workplace environments.

Required Minimum Fill