First Aid Products Overview It is vital to have the right first aid products available to students, staff and visitors at your education facility. Safe Work Australia’s First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice states the type and quantity of essential first aid equipment necessary in different settings in order to meet the minimum requirements.
First Aid Kit Recommendation The Field Hip Pouch First Aid Kit
The St John Field Hip Pouch First Aid Kit is ideal for outdoor activities, including yard duty and excursions. Weighing just over 300g, the hip pouch has an adjustable strap and sits snug on the waist. Features:
- Light weight, compact, durable - Curved bag with adjustable strap
The Department for Education also stipulates the number and type of first aid kits and modules that must be present, depending on the school environment.
These can be purchased through the St John shop on our website for $24.95 inc GST.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment in schools is important, as it helps reduce the risk of the spread of germs between students, teachers and visitors. PPE equipment recommended for use in schools includes: • Face masks
Did you know that peanut allergies are the most common cause of food- related anaphylaxis? Anaphylaxis can be defined as a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. School children often share food in the school yard, heightening the risk of anaphylaxis emergencies. It is important to note the symptoms of anaphylaxis to include swelling of the throat and tongue, difficulty breathing and talking, a persistent cough and hypotension. The most effective way to treat anaphylaxis is the use of an EpiPen. An EpiPen contains a single dose of adrenaline and is designed as a first aid device for use by people without formal medical or nursing training. It is important for teachers and students to be prepared with the correct skills and equipment for all first aid scenarios in schools.
• Hand sanitiser • Surface wipes
These can be purchased through the St John shop by emailing email@example.com.
PPE Offer: 20% off selected items: Aero Surgical Face Masks (pack of 50), St John Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser (500mL) and St John Surface Wipes (tub of 75).
Automated External Defibrillators • Fully automated models • Safe and easy to use with audible prompts • Adult and child suitable models
Must-Haves (minimum 1 per workplace): Standard workplace kits • Office • Canteen • Workshops • Department for Education fleet vehicles • Outdoor & excursions • Separate work areas
Recommended: Additional kits • Agricultural studies facility • Grounds person’s shed • Science laboratories • Gymnasiums • Private vehicles for work purposes • Other high risk areas (identified through a workplace first aid assessment - see page 9)
Specific Classroom Modules Some specific modules are required by the Department for Education. Burns Module: classroom activities that may cause chemical and/or heat burn. Personal Protection Module: protection for where there may be risk of infectious disease. Sprains and Strains Module: perfect for physical activities including sports and excursions. + more modules available
First Aid Facts – Bites and Stings For general spider and other insect bites: 1. Apply a cold pack to the bitten area for 15 minutes and reapply if the pain continues. 2. The cold pack should be changed when necessary to maintain the same level of coldness. 3. Seek medical aid if pain worsens.