First Aid in the Workplace:
Be prepared for an emergency
Whatever industry you work in, there will always be some chance of injury or illness striking you or one of your colleagues.
Here at First Aid Accident & Emergency, we want to help your business get prepared to manage medical mishaps small and large—this is why we’ve created a summary outlining some of the most common workplace injuries, along with what first aid equipment your workplace should have readily available.
Common Workplace Injuries
Workplaces across Australia have occupational health and safety standards in place to help minimise the risk of injuries occurring.
Even with the best standards in place, accidents will still happen and employees will, unfortunately, find themselves injured.
Here in Australia, some of the most common workplace accidents and injuries include:
- Slips & falls which can result in injuries like cuts & abrasions
- Lower back pain
- Falling from heights
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Muscle sprains & strains
You should always be sure to keep up to date with the health and safety standards in place for your industry to ensure that your risk of suffering an injury is minimised.
First Aid Kits for Work
If an accident happens at your workplace, it’s always best to be prepared with an up-to-date first aid kit. Some of the important items to check are present in your workplace first aid kit includes:
- Plenty of bandaids, bandages & dressings in a variety of sizes
- Disposable gloves
- Antiseptic spray & cleansing wipes
- CPR face shield
- Ice pack
- Scissors & tweezers
- Gauze swabs
- Burn gel
We recommend that you regularly check your workplace first aid kit to ensure that it is up to date and not missing any essential items.
Do you work a physically demanding job? Or perhaps you sit in an office all day? Whatever kind of job you have, there’s still a chance of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurring. SCA is unpredictable and it can happen to even fit and healthy individuals. This is why we recommend that workplaces in all industries seriously consider purchasing a defibrillator to have kept on the premises.
When an AED is used throughout resuscitation, the chances of survival are significantly increased compared to when CPR is the only method available. These days, defibrillators are designed to be compact and lightweight—easily stored onsite at all kinds of workplaces.
For further information on any of your workplace first aid queries, be sure to get in touch with the team at FAAE.
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