First Aid Kits, Spill Kits and Emergency Equipment are the most important items to have with you whether it be in the car, the office, the workshop or in your bag they can be utilized in any emergency. A well-stocked First Aid Kit should be able to treat minor injuries and assist with major ones until further help arrives.
Most First Aid Kits contain perishable items so remember to frequently check the expiry and replenish items as necessary, especially before undertaking big trips. It is also recommended to tailor First Aid Kits to the conditions you will be in.
Providing immediate and effective first aid to workers or others who have been injured or become ill at the workplace may reduce the severity of the injury or illness and promote recovery. In some cases it could mean the difference between life and death. First aid is the immediate treatment or care given to a person suffering from an injury or illness until more advanced care is provided or the person recovers. First aid equipment includes first aid kits and other equipment used to treat injuries and illnesses. Tagee supply fire safety and emergency equipment in all over Australia at affordable prices. All of our products are of the highest quality and meet current Australian Standards.
First aid requirements will vary from one workplace to the next, depending on the nature of the
work, the type of hazards, the workplace size and location, as well as the number of people at the
workplace. These factors must be taken into account when deciding what first aid arrangements
need to be provided.
This Code provides information on using a risk management approach to tailor first aid that suits
the circumstances of your workplace, while also providing guidance on the number of first aid kits,
their contents and the number of trained first aiders that are appropriate for some types of
The risk management approach involves the following four steps (summarised in Appendix A):
Guidance on the general risk management process is available in the Code of Practice: How to
Manage Work Health and Safety Risks.
The first aid kit should provide basic equipment for administering first aid for injuries including
In Australia, there is legislation, regulations, Australian Standards and Codes of Practice that state the requirement that any business conducting an activity where the risk of a spill must have sufficient and appropriate spill control and response equipment in place.
Each state has its own environment protection legislation and regulators. The common thread through these various jurisdictions is the principal of duty of care. The Environmental Duty of Care states:
‘A person must not carry out any activity that causes, or is likely to cause, environmental harm unless the person takes all reasonable and practicable measures to prevent or minimise the harm’.
This means that every reasonable step to avoid the spill and prevent spill from harming the environment must be taken. If these reasonable steps are not taken it constitutes an offence against the Act.