The Healthcare and Social Assistance industry is the largest employing industry in Australia, rapidly expanding and projected to continue to do so as the population both grows and ages. However it has a large number of work-related injuries and illness reported each year.
Statistics gathered by the Australian Government statutory body Safe Work Australia between 2011-2012 and 2015-2016 show that the Healthcare and Social Assistance Industry has on average 18,300 serious workers compensation...Read More
Before Snake Season starts again (although even in these colder months, snake bites are still being reported in the news across Australia) get prepared with the right First Aid supplies and a CPR course - yes, a CPR course!
New research from 10 years of data from the Australian Snakebite Project published today in the Medical Journal of Australia shows that snake bite victims who collapse after venom enters their bloodstream are rarely...Read More
A new study has revealed that 1 in 4 Australians have no idea what to do if they suffer a snake bite, rising to 1 in 3 for Australians aged under 25.
The under-25's were also the most likely to cause harm with common mistreatment's: "Tourniquets, cutting and sucking are extremely dangerous and can actually exacerbate a bite," Associate Professor Julian White, Head of Toxicology at the Women's and Children's Hospital, said. "First...Read More
We are often asked "does my office need a first aid kit?" and the answer can be either complex or simple: simply, yes of COURSE your office needs a First Aid Kit because you care about the wellbeing of your employees!
The longer, legal answer is that it very much depends on what Australian State or Territory you are in, how big your office is, how many people work in and visit your office, and...Read More
Keeping a first aid kit readily available in your vehicle is a smart move - where ever you go you'll know there's a first aid kit nearby should the need arises. But when an accident or injury needs treating while you are on the road, your personal safety and the safety of other drivers becomes a big concern.
Aero Healthcare have created a comprehensive First Aid Kit with additional Road Safety features - once you...Read More
When accidents or injuries occur on the road the best thing to do is:
Safely pull over, move off the road
Do not move anyone who has been injured unless they are in immediate danger or need first aid.
Do not remove helmets unless the person is vomiting or has stopped breathing (have one person support the head and neck, while another gently lifts the helmet off from the back).
Call the police if anyone is killed...Read More
Snake Bites are always a risk for anyone spending time in nature, whether camping and bush walking or working outdoors slashing long grass or working on roadside construction. Victims of snake bites should avoid moving as much as possible, so it is important to always have what you need in an emergency to hand - for this reason the Regulator Snake Bite First Aid Kit is fitted with a belt loop to keep close...Read More