First Aid Training Overview P oducts Along with first aid training, SA councils must meet SafeWork Australia’s minimum requirements for first aid equipment. In addition to workers, councils should also consider volunteers, contractors, subcontractors and visitors to the council premises. The type of first aid kits and additional modules required will depend upon work type and whether council staff work indoors, outdoors or in regional and remote areas. Access to defibrillators is increasing throughout Australia, to the benefit of those who suffer an out of hospital sudden cardiac arrest. In South Australia alone, this affects an average of 5 people per day 5 ; and only 1 in 10 currently survive. 6 Without a defibrillator, chances of survival decrease by 10% for every minute that passes 7 , which is why having an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) available is critical. 5 SA Ambulance Service 2018, Restart a Heart Day, retrieved from http://www.saambulance.com.au/NewsPublications/RestartaHeartDay.aspx 6 Council of Ambulance Authorities 2017, Restart a Heart Day, retrieved from http://restartaheart.net/ 7 American Heart Association 2000, ECC Guidelines Part 4: The Automated External Defibrillator. Emerging issues
First Aid Kits • First aid kits for all office and outdoor environments • Various sizes and applications, including wallmounts • Durable design including soft and hard cases • Fully customised options available • NEW waterproof kits
First Aid Supplies • All first aid kit items can be purchased separately • Various items also available in bulk • Sunscreen lotion, itch relief and antiseptic lotion • First aid signage • Specialist items available upon request
Automated External Defibrillators • Semi and fully automated options available • Adult and child suitable models • Safe and easy to use with audible prompts
Find out more on pages 8 and 9
Complement your standard first aid kits with modules suited to the individual workplace:
What you need to have...
Burns Module: activities that may cause burns, e.g. cooking facilities, workshops and chemical handling NEW Snake Bite Module: important for those working outdoors or in remote areas Sprains & Strains Module: perfect for physical activities, e.g. in recreation centres
Must-haves: Standard workplace kits • Office • Canteen • Fleet vehicles • Outdoor work areas • Works depots • Community centres Minimum number of first aid kits required, by Workplace Risk Rating • Low risk: 1 in 50 people • High risk: 1 in 25 people • Remote: 1 in 10 people
Recommended: Additional kits • Private vehicles for work purposes • Other high risk areas (identified through a workplace first aid assessment)
...and many more modules!
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Every worker must have access to first aid equipment at all times