5 First Aid Essentials for Your Business
It won't cost you or your business an arm and a leg. In fact a very small investment could provide necessary pain relief or even mean the difference between life or death in an emergency situation.
Although first aid kits and training are a mandatory safety requirement for all Australian workplaces, your responsibility goes further than just a cabinet filled with the basics (bandages, safety pins, tablets etc).
Take a look at some of these resources and ensure your workers are prepared for anything.
Workplaces 'NOT First Aid Ready'
An alarming 87 per cent of Australian workplaces are not "First Aid Ready".
So how prepared is your business?
This video provides a summary of what you need to do to comply with the new First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice.
Important Workplace Emergency First Aid Tips
It's mandatory for staff to be familiar with workplace emergency evacuation procedures, but just how well-versed are they with using a First Aid Kit?
Whilst workers wouldn't be expected to possess the same knowledge as a medical professional, at the very least a company's fire warden should have the ability to administer basic first aid in an emergency situation.
WorkCover-approved First Aid Training Course
Appropriate training is everything. This highly practical course teaches participants how to respond to a variety of hypothetical emergencies.
Specific subjects covered include shock, spinal injuries and bleeding.
How's Your First Aid Knowledge?
So how would you fare in the event of an emergency?
Test your practical knowledge with this short quiz.
Natural Disaster Emergency Kit
Workplace accidents inevitably happen, but how would you properly equip yourself in the unlikely (though equally plausible) event of a large scale natural disaster?
ExitKits Australia supplies this unique 72-hour survival kit for such a scenario. It comes complete with deluxe first aid kit, meals, a saucepan and even a personal tent.
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