Expiry date of HF gel in stock is August 2020
Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) Burns Kit designed to aid in the event of a HF burn.
- 2 × 500ml Eyewash
- 2 x HF Antidote Gel 25g
- 2 x Eye Pad with Bandage
- 3 x Pairs of Vinyl Gloves
- 1 x Traumafix Dressing 15×18cm
- 1 x Zetuvit Sterile Dressing 20×40cm
- 1 x Micropore Tape 2.5cm x 10m
- Supplied in Orange Box
Hydrofluoric acid is used in many labs and in electroplating, etching, oil refining, iron and steel manufacture, ceramics and aerospace.
It is significantly more hazardous than many other acids in that it readily penetrates the skin causing burns, destroying soft tissue and de calcifying bones. Chemical burns from HF are typically very painful and slow to heal.
Because of the ability of HF to produce delayed serious tissue damage all contact should receive immediate first aid treatment with Calcium Gluconate HF Antidote Gel followed by medical evaluation.
It is recommended that all personnel likely to come into contact with hydrofluoric acid have quick access to a first aid kit containing Calcium Gluconate Hydroflouoric Acid Antidote Gel and to a water supply or shower.