First Aid Kits - A Must For Every Workplace.
Having a fully stocked first aid kit in your medical practice, aged care facility, hospital or any other workplace, could be what saves a patient’s life in an emergency situation.
Being able to provide fast and effective medical treatment in an unexpected situation is crucial. Most workplaces have first aid kits available but are you aware of what should be included in the kit?
First aid is relevant in all industries and is a legal Occupational Health and Safety requirement for all organisations. Each year, thousands of Australians complete first aid training for the purpose of meeting workplace pre-requisites. This type of training is supported by the use of a first aid kit.
An organised and properly stocked first aid kit can supply peace of mind in a medical emergency.
No matter the workplace, a first aid kit will provide you with assistance for:
- Cuts, Abrasions, Open wounds, Amputations and Scratches
- Fractures, Strains, Sprains, Dislocations and Bruises
- Eye, Nose and Mouth Injury
- Splinters, Stings and Bites
- Heat or Cold Related Injuries
Which First Aid Kit Should I Buy?
Not all first aid kits are the same. You can choose from a range of kits to best suit your workplace needs and customise them to suit your requirements. Vital Medical Supplies stock a range of first aid kits that are suitable for a variety of purposes.
FAMILY/OFFICE FIRST AID KIT
If you are part of a small office environment (1-10 people) then this kit is perfect for you. It is easy to navigate and contains all the necessary tools that you will need to create a safe and secure work environment.
SPORTS FIRST AID KIT
If you are an athlete or a coach then this kit is the best choice. This compact kit is specifically designed for sports related injuries to ensure that you and your team are well equipped. It is also lightweight and easy to store.
COMPACT FIRST AID KIT - SOFT PACK
Lightweight and portable, this kit is especially useful if you travel for work. It includes with all the essentials, so no matter where you are, you are prepared for a work-related injury.
ESSENTIAL FIRST AID KIT
Don’t limit yourself to the workplace, this little first-aid kit is perfect for home so that you can tend to you and your family’s medical needs. It has all the essentials and is easy to store, meaning you can have peace of mind that your home is prepared for just about any injury or incident.
A Basic First Aid Kit Checklist
You can customise your first aid kit depending on your workplace or industry requirements. A basic first aid kit might include:
- Crepe bandages of varying widths
- Hypoallergenic skin tape
- Triangular bandages
- Adhesive dressing strips (such as band aids) in different sizes
- Gauze swabs
- Combine dressing pads
- Non-Adherent dressing pads
- Sterile eye pad
- Alcohol swabs
- Stainless steel scissors (sharp/blunt) 12.5cm
- Disposable gloves
- Stainless steel pointed splinter forceps (tweezers)
- Shock (thermal) blanket
- Safety pins
- Skin marker
- Sterile saline tubes/sachets
- Disposable resuscitation face shield
- Antiseptic skin swabs
- Stop itch cream
- First aid booklet