DIY Shop First Aid Station – For the Shipping Container Shop

DIY Shop First Aid Station – For the Shipping Container Shop

Making a DIY First Aid Station for my tiny shipping container shop. In the video I’ll show you how I repurposed a generic AED cabinet by adding shelving, aluminum trim, first aid supplies and create a pedal/pulley mechanism for a ‘unique’ take on wound irrigation. Overall it was a fun and creative process build and I hope it might give you some ideas or inspiration for a build of your own.
Thanks for watching and Please let me know if you have any questions.

And I also want to give a big thank you to the Home Depot Prospective and Ryobi Tools for sponsoring this build!

Here are links to the tools I used in this build:

Ryobi HP Impact Driver/Drill Combo Kit

Ryobi ONE+ Rotary Tool

Ryobi 7 1/4โ€ Compound Sliding Sliding Miter Saw

Ryobi 15amp 10โ€ Table Saw
Music sourced from… credits as follows….
Perpetual Transit by Walt Adams
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Tags: The Home Depot Prospective, first aid, workshop first aid, first aid station, medical preparedness, quick clot, wound irrigation, aluminum, first aid cabinet, workshop tinkering, rube goldberg, ryobi, THDProspective, Ryobi Power Tools, Ryobi HP, Shipping container


  1. nonameHEF on November 30, 2022 at 12:43 am

    Best Video ending ever.
    Thank you very much.

  2. Rich On Life on November 30, 2022 at 12:44 am

    Great job as always. I definitely need to update my 1st aid kit, thanx for the kick in the butt. Thanx for sharing.

  3. Mark Jones on November 30, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Done with a First Responders Heart! Nice work Joe. One thing I really appreciate about your channel, no fluff. You don’t make a bogus video just to churn out content. I’m serving my local community now as a Fire Commissioner. Got a lot of respect for you folks. Hope all is well.

  4. BILL SHELTON on November 30, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Can you update us on your swale?

  5. John Stewart on November 30, 2022 at 12:52 am

    Hey Joe, you have way too much fun with these projects!! As always was also fun to watch.

  6. Alan E on November 30, 2022 at 12:52 am

    Great build. The only thing that I can see adding is either a good pair of splinter tweezers and/or some gray electrical tape. The tape will sometimes "pull" a splinter and any of the 3M colored or phase tapes don’t leave the residue the way that the normal black tape does. And if you can’t get the splinter out right away the tape keeps it from snagging on everything.

  7. I a n W on November 30, 2022 at 12:53 am

    It’s projects like this, that have me addicted to your channel.
    Do you have a procedure for putting a bandaid on the same finger you need to get the bandaid out of the wrapper? ๐Ÿ˜ซ

  8. Rob Cook on November 30, 2022 at 12:54 am

    Nice job. You need some paper towels to dry cuts off a bit before putting anything sticky to the wound.

  9. Make it Goode on November 30, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Very cool! I love the innovation to get the water flowing. Always important to be prepared.

  10. Will Garmer on November 30, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Nice project.

    Given that you weld, I’d suggest more stuff for treating burns to complement all of the clotting and wound care stuff you already have. Tweezers and a magnifier for splinter removal and a mirror on the door next to the kit for checking eyes would not be a bad idea for a shop FAK, either. And maybe a spray can of Solarcaine for sunburns.

    I’m always amazed at your inventiveness. I’m honestly a little surprised that we didn’t see some PVC fittings and a valve connected to the water bottle so you can just step on the pedal, open the valve, and squeeze the bottle all without touching the cap.

    By this time next year I bet we’ll see you add an actual hand- and tool-washing sink under the awning of the shop, fed by your nearby water tanks.

    Then you’ll add a wall-mounted fan out there with a water mister, to keep cool on some of those warm summer afternoons.

    And eventually you’ll have a TV on the outside of the shop to keep you entertained while you’re working. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Afonso sn on November 30, 2022 at 1:01 am


  12. DIY Gangsters on November 30, 2022 at 1:01 am

    This is fun. I’ve been planning my own First Aid station in my garage. I wanted to repurpose an old steel storage box too! But I wonder if a "tailgate" style door is more practical. When I’m working, all counter spaces are occupied by tools and materials. Having a clean surface to unbox supplies would be nice.

  13. Raymond Bloomer on November 30, 2022 at 1:01 am

    Bottle at the end is simular to liquid asprin. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  14. Melonie K on November 30, 2022 at 1:02 am

    This is such a great idea. Now you need to make one with veterinary care items for the chickens and goats. Maybe minus the special relaxation tool…. or who knows, maybe the goats will want their own as they get adjusted. ๐Ÿ˜

  15. EddyGurge on November 30, 2022 at 1:05 am

    If you just stuck stuff in drawers, you’d not have an audience!

  16. Do Prรกce on November 30, 2022 at 1:06 am

    Very good idea ๐Ÿ‘

  17. Charles Urrea on November 30, 2022 at 1:06 am

    Wait, seriously? You built the shelves to put inside but you couldn’t be bothered to build the actual cabinet?
    It ain’t like you haven’t got the skills brother.

  18. Matt Childers on November 30, 2022 at 1:06 am

    Well played sir, well played at the end.

  19. Garage Jim on November 30, 2022 at 1:07 am

    Well done!!! Medicinal purposes only, of course ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. Wake Up Humanity - Do your own Research on November 30, 2022 at 1:08 am

    Yeah I was gonna say SMART Water isn’t very smart… Its owned by Coco Cola and their water isn’t very clean. Its full of heavy metals etc… If you use an Electrolysis on the water you’ll be shocked how much rubbish it contains ppm. Do you have and use a Water Distiller?

  21. Fred McIntyre on November 30, 2022 at 1:09 am

    Awesome work Joe, glad you have it, but hope you don’t need to use it! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป

  22. Randy Ketcham on November 30, 2022 at 1:10 am

    Nice project. You always seem to put something in your projects that make them super cool. Love the wash station.

  23. RO BT on November 30, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Very neat. I have one by the garage door (without the floor wash mechanism) mounted on a French cleat so that it can quickly be taken to the scene of any incident in the garden or, more likely, the woodpile.

  24. gene ward on November 30, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Interesting. I recently got a very nice used first aid cabinet that is wall mounted. Weโ€™ve all seen those many times before. It came out of a medical office. Itโ€™s good sized, already has shelves and compartments for everything. Works for me.

  25. Daniel Fisch on November 30, 2022 at 1:13 am

    Terrific idea, it came out great and thank you for sharing.

  26. Rick&Brock The dog on November 30, 2022 at 1:16 am

    Medical cabinet and fire extinguisher are two good ideas for any shop. But the added medicinal alcohol and glass really boost this project. Great job!

  27. homesteadonomics on November 30, 2022 at 1:17 am

    Thanks to all that have mentioned to add a tourniquet and medical super glue. I already have the medical grade super glue in our house first aid kit.. but just forgot to add it in here. A little bit of a rushed stocking for the video. But both will certainly be going in there. Thanks to all who suggested them๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™

  28. Dee Daw on November 30, 2022 at 1:19 am

    Would love to hear how the greenhouse is going. Also, are you high desert or low desert? What are you spring and summer temps?

  29. droolingdog13 on November 30, 2022 at 1:20 am


  30. Gregory Mize on November 30, 2022 at 1:20 am


  31. littlebighumancom on November 30, 2022 at 1:22 am

    If I lose something, I usually run to the store and buy whatever I lost. I will then immediately find the lost item, usually right there on my workbench after arriving home. And now I have two.

  32. Cat Gynt on November 30, 2022 at 1:22 am

    Cheers back at you… good for what ails you too. โ€œBourbon tastes mean but it sure beats Listerine…โ€.

    Two additional items that I have in my shop a pair of tweezers and a lighted magnifying lens. Metal and wood splinters are the irritation in my barn although I collect my share of rose and berry thorns when mowing. An eyewash squeeze bottle of water provides irrigation and does not crack when frozen over winter.

    Wishing you and your family a blessed week and safe projects in your workshop. The โ€œbourbon/listerineโ€ quote is from a Alex Bevan, folk singer from the 70โ€™s. It was featured in his song โ€œSkinny.โ€

  33. James Ramey on November 30, 2022 at 1:23 am

    Love the build, maybe add a catch basin with a drain hole that runs outside. That will keep the water to the exterior. Would be best in areas where water doesn’t evaporate as quickly.

  34. A Mere Creator on November 30, 2022 at 1:24 am

    The emergency stash of stress reliever, pain reliever, antiseptic was the best part

  35. Adela Coburn on November 30, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Great video, great idea too, better than throwing first-aid supplies in a drawer. I do like the Emergency stress reliever, very critical item to have around๐Ÿ˜‰. Have an awesome week….

  36. MStrickkk on November 30, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Yeah that mechanism is probably going to be cool (I haven’t finished watching)
    My favorite part though is that should you ever need it, it could save your life.

  37. Tony Strollo on November 30, 2022 at 1:24 am

    I see everything you did as positive, as you said it’s fun to create things, and I commend you, you have a very creative way of making things. Thanks for the video.

  38. Randy Rodriguez on November 30, 2022 at 1:25 am

    I fully endorse your choice of stress reliever! ๐Ÿ˜€ Nice project, as always.

  39. Dave Stewart on November 30, 2022 at 1:26 am

    Nicely done, especially the ending lol ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

  40. Bruce S on November 30, 2022 at 1:26 am

    Walking into the house, bleeding on the floor…LOL. Years ago, I was clearing some brush on one side of the yard, using a machete, while my wife and daughter were doing something else on the other side. Holding some stuff off to the side with one hand and swinging the machete with the other, the machete "bounced" a bit and bit right into the back of the hand not holding it, cutting into the backs of three fingers. Clearly, this was not the sort of thing I wanted my wife and/or daughter to see, since they might have freaked out a bit. So I casually dropped the machete and walked back to the house, leaving a trail behind me. When I got to the rear deck, I cupped the injured hand with the other to keep the blood from getting on the wood, and quickly went inside and rinsed off at the kitchen sink. Then I cupped it again, and went quickly to the mast bathroom, where first aid supplies were, so I could clean it up and bandage it. I avoided dripping any blood on the carpets! Yay, me! However, while cleaning the wounds, I noticed my vision going a bit "tunnel", dark at the outsides, and realized this would be a bad time and place to black out. To this day, I have some nice scars to remind me of that particular incident. Then there was the incident involving the pruning saw. And the other one with a knife that sort of stuck into my leg. When asked if I have any "piercings", I have to check whether they mean intentional ones only.
    He drills out a bunch of holes, then says "Now the boring part is done." OK, I don’t know if that was intentional or not, but it made me laugh anyway. Drilling holes is definitely boring. But you should always position the tool carefully, and keep body parts out of danger, so you do not yourself become bored. See above.

  41. Mr. Rick Nohle on November 30, 2022 at 1:30 am

    Did you think to reach out to the ACME Company (attention of Wile E. Coyote) for help with that foot pedal assembly?

  42. Mickey Bartlett on November 30, 2022 at 1:30 am

    Personally I believe you may need a water bottle that can be brought to the wound. Why not have both? Nice. Where is your CAT tourniquet?

  43. Mauricio Varela Escamilla on November 30, 2022 at 1:30 am


  44. Michael Auer on November 30, 2022 at 1:31 am

    Only thing I think you should add to that first aid station is a tourniquet. Just my opinion. Keep up the great work love the channel and the videos

  45. Disc Golf Bear on November 30, 2022 at 1:32 am

    The secret stash made me belly laugh. Cheers!

  46. Darin Bennett on November 30, 2022 at 1:34 am

    So…my paint-stained and oil soaked rag that I keep nearby in case of an emergency seems inadequate after watching your video! No, seriously, as always your attention to detail and ability to implement your ideas are always top-shelf. You provide all of us a master-level shop class with each video. Hope all is well on the homestead.

  47. jeeptime on November 30, 2022 at 1:36 am


  48. Julio Bastidas on November 30, 2022 at 1:36 am

    Interesting project, I like the creativity right up until "almost" the end, no offense though. If you add a stronger spring that could be disengaged with the hand, it could squirt the water at a faster rate.

  49. Manny Fontes on November 30, 2022 at 1:38 am

    Ah yes, here comes the ole aluminum trim work…lol ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘I would kill to have a shop like yours…๐Ÿ˜†

  50. Green Thumbelina on November 30, 2022 at 1:38 am

    Joe, I love how well thought out, functional, and precise your projects are. You definitely build everything to last, plus the end result always looks professionally made. Thanks for sharing! ~Margie ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅƒ Cheers!

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