…..know who the go-to person is to order replacement items?
There is nothing worse than a medical emergency occurring, and half the kit needed is missing.
THIS IS NOT JUST A WORKPLACE TIP. CHECK THE FIRST AID KITS AT HOME, IN THE CAR, IN THE BOAT AND AT THE SPORTS CLUB WHEREVER THERE IS A FIRST AID KIT LOCATED.
Today is a call to check first aid kits wherever they are located. They may sit in place for years gathering dust. Alternatively, they are used regularly. A first aid kit is a requirement in a work vehicle. If that vehicle is shared with other colleagues, then there is a risk that equipment is used and not replaced. It is advisable in these circumstances that the kit be checked daily.
The law says we must have them; however, they can become a requirement often forgotten until needed. Some elements of the equipment in first aid kits have expiry dates attached to them. Do you know what should be in your kit? Worksafe has a quick guide publication that can help you decide your organisation’s best practice. You will find a section on first aid kits commencing at 4.0. Click HERE to check out their guide to First Aid and First Aid Kits.
Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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