With unannounced visits to construction work sites by SafeWork NSW due to an increase in injuries and fatalities, the Construction Industry is a major focus nationwide for National Safe Work Month this October.
Five years of statistics gathered by the Australian Government statutory body Safe Work Australia between 2011 and 2016 show that Australia’s Construction Industry has on average 12,700 serious workers compensation claims every year, with muscular stress a major problem – 16% of claims were due to lifting and carrying heavy objects and 14% while handling objects, causing muscular stress. On average 31 fatalities occur each year, 60% due to falls or falling objects.
Actual numbers of injuries are unknown, as only the most serious of injuries are reported. Manage your workplace safety – check your health and safety obligations with the appropriate State & Territory body safeworkaustralia.gov.au/whs-authorities-contact-information.
The Construction Industry operates in tough environments, often requiring First Aid Kits to be inside cases rated for all-weather conditions and resistant to dust and other airborne particles created during the construction process. Kits needs to be able to handle a wide range of injuries both major and minor.
Ensure your work place has First Aid Kits that comply across all Australian States and Territories with the following Aero First Aid Kits:
- Workplace compliant across all Australian States and Territories
- Commander 6 Series First Aid Kit
Perfect for industrial and worksite environments, with one kit servicing up to 100 workers.
- Operator 5 Series First Aid Kit
Designed for site offices, industrial and construction environments, with one kit servicing up to 50 people.
- Responder 4 Series First Aid Kit
Designed for work vehicles, offices, and smaller worksite environments, with one kit servicing up to 25 people.
For full kit contents and full State and Territory compliance see individual product details. All kit contents are refilled with our Instant Restock™ system: you can refill and service your kits quickly with refill pouches designed to fit into each case type. They provide quick access to all product through a unique centre slit pocket without the need of unpacking each individual product.
Increase your capability in areas where the risk of burns, spills and eye hazards are high or frequent with these supplementary specialty modules – the rubber sealed plastic cases prevent dust contamination, and as with all our kits they can be custom labelled. These highly portable kits can also be wall mounted. Additional personal kits to be worn by remote-area workers are compliant in all states and territories outside of WA.
- Supplimentary First Aid modules
- Regulator Eyewash First Aid Kit
Rubber sealed for dust protection, this minor eye injury module services up to 10 people.
- Regulator Biohazard Spill Kit
Essential for cleaning up bodily fluids in a hygienic and efficient way, this module services up to 10 people.
- Regulator Burns Series – Small, Medium and Large
Servicing up to 50 people with one module, this kit is specialised for treating burn injuries.
- Wearable remote area First Aid Kits (compliant outside WA)
- Regulator Snake Bite First Aid Kit
Vital for outdoor workers, this 1-person kit can be worn on the belt.
- Regulator Remote Work First Aid Kit
Containing rescue equipment in addition to a comprehensive First Aid Kit, this kit servicing up to 10 people.