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Masks in the first aid kit mandatory? What drivers should know about it

2022-06-29T11:38:40.013Z

Masks in the first aid kit mandatory? What drivers should know about it Created: 06/29/2022, 13:27 By: Anne Hund Drivers should check the first-aid kit in the car regularly - so that they can provide help on site in the event of an emergency. © Carsten Rehder/dpa (symbol image) A first-aid kit is essential in order to be able to provide on-site assistance in an emergency, emphasize ADAC expert



Masks in the first aid kit mandatory?

What drivers should know about it

Created: 06/29/2022, 13:27

By: Anne Hund

Drivers should check the first-aid kit in the car regularly - so that they can provide help on site in the event of an emergency.

© Carsten Rehder/dpa (symbol image)

A first-aid kit is essential in order to be able to provide on-site assistance in an emergency, emphasize ADAC experts.

In the future, two mouth and nose covers will also belong in it.

In the

future, two medical masks will also have to be carried in

car first aid kits.

According to the German Medical Technology Association (BVMed), the new DIN 13164:2022 standard for  first-aid kits has been in effect

since February 1, 2022

.

However, commercially available first-aid kits according to the previously applicable standard can

still be purchased without restrictions until January 31, 2023

, as they are of equivalent quality, the association announced.

The ADAC, among other things, had previously reported that it was planned to

carry masks in 

the first aid kit this year .

According to the ADAC, the corresponding DIN standard for first-aid kits should be adapted for this.

It prescribes what belongs in the emergency kit.

At the time, however, it was not yet

clear when the new regulation would come and when the

two masks would have to be carried.

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At the end of September, the ADAC drew attention to the planned new regulation

on its website

.

An adaptation of DIN standard no. 13164 is planned for

2022

, which lists everything that is part of the emergency kit.

"In future, two mouth and nose covers (masks) must be carried as part of the first aid kit," the article on

ADAC.de

continued .

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Traffic law stipulates that all drivers in Germany are obliged to carry a first-aid kit in their car.

According to ADAC, a "vehicle first aid kit according to DIN 13164" has so far included:

  • 1 adhesive plaster, DIN 13019-A, 5 mx 2.5 cm 

  • 4 adhesive bandages, DIN 13019-E, 10 cm x 6 cm 

  • 2 first aid packs, DIN 13151-M 

  • 1 bandage packet, DIN 13151-G 

  • 1 bandage cloth, DIN 13152-BR, 40 cm x 60 cm 

  • 1 bandage cloth, DIN 13152-A, 60 cm x 80 cm 

  • 6 compresses, 10cm x 10cm 

  • 2 fixation bandages, DIN 61634-FB-6 

  • 3 fixation bandages, DIN 61634-FB-8 

  • 2 triangular towels, DIN 13 168-D 

  • 1 rescue blanket, 210 x 160 cm 

  • 1 first aid scissors, DIN 58279-A 145

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Now the masks should also become mandatory in the first aid kit.

A first-aid kit is essential in order to be able to provide help directly on site in an emergency, emphasize the ADAC experts in the article.

Drivers should

check the first aid kit in the car regularly.

"If the best-before date

has passed for some or all of the materials 

 , these items must be replaced." Anyone who

does not

carry a first-aid kit with them also risks "a 

fine

 of up to 10 euros" in the event of a traffic check by car.

(ahh)

Source: merkur

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