St John is your one stop shop for all your First Aid needs. Our product range includes everything from First Aid Kits, Defibrillators, First Aid room Equipment to all First Aid consumables.
Use the following table to determine the number of First Aid Kits you might need.
|No. of First Aid Kits Recommended||Low Risk Workplace||High Risk Workplace||Remote Workplace|
|1||Up to 50 People||Up to 25 People||Up to 25 People|
|2||51 - 100||26 - 50||26 - 50|
|3||101- 150||51 - 100||51 - 75|
|4||151 - 200||101 - 150||46-100|
|5||201- 250||151 - 200||101 - 150|
First aid kits can be a little daunting if you’re unfamiliar with what’s available. Will it have the right equipment, or enough of the right contents for me?
Read this article to find out how to pick a first aid kit based on your needs.
Many of us know the importance of having a first aid kit, but in an emergency, do you know what items are in your kit and what they are for?
Read this handy guide to familiarise yourself with what's in your kit so you're ready in an emergency.
It is important that a first aid kit is fully equipped and items are not expired, so it can be used effectively in an emergency. But how do you know what to replace and when to replace items?
Learn how to perform a first aid kit service so that your first aid kit is always stocked and ready.
A First Aid kit is a collection of supplies and equipment used to give medical treatment. Contents of a basic First Aid kit include items such as, triangular bandages, disposable gloves, adhesive and non-adhesive dressings, crepe bandages, dressing pads and resuscitation face shields.
There are specific First Aid kits designed for air travel, such as the St John Ambulance Essentials Travel Kit: https://shop.stjohn.org.au/essentials-travel-kit/. This includes no metal objects or liquid over 100ml, so you will not get caught through the airport screening.
A quality First Aid kit can make all the difference when disaster does strike and is something you should aim to have close to hand, no matter the season. Purchasing the right First Aid kit for you will depend on what its purpose is. A basic First Aid kit should contain items such as triangular bandages, disposable gloves, adhesive and non-adhesive dressings, crepe bandages, dressing pads and resuscitation face shields.
The Caravan & Camping First Aid Kit has high quality first aid items to treat injuries and useful safety items for your caravan or camping holiday. This includes items such as basic St John First Aid kit supplies, glow stick, poncho, waterproof matches and whistle/compass. This product can be puchased via the online store: https://shop.stjohn.org.au/caravan-and-camping-first-aid-kit
It depends if the First Aid kit is for home or workplace use. For workplace First Aid kit requirements, refer to the First Aid in The Workplace Code of Practice: https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/first-aid. For home, consider how many people occupy the home and how often you'll likely be using it. This article provides more information about the number of kits to keep in the home, car or workplace: https://www.stjohnvic.com.au/news/how-to-choose-the-best-first-aid-kit/
All First Aid kit contents have an expiry date. Items like adhesive bandages need to replaced. They’re wrapped in paper to keep them sterile, and the glue that keeps the paper together can break down, the paper can get wet or torn, rendering the item useless. Even for items that contains chemicals, one or more of the chemicals can break down and lose effectiveness. It's important you do regular checks and read the product label carefully before using.
What is appropriate will vary according to each individual workplace. Employers need to ensure that kits are adequently stocked for their workplace and should include all the minimum basic First Aid kit supplies. Shop St John's workplace First Aid kits: https://shop.stjohn.org.au/workplace-first-aid-kits/.
A Baby First Aid kit for infants and toddlers contains useful contents allowing parents to treat minor scratches and to manage unexpected accidents on the go. It contains items such as instant cold pack, cartoon adhesive strips, triangular bandage, cleansing wipes and a First Aid quick reference guide.
The price for a First Aid kit can vary, depending on which one is purchased. A First Aid Kit containing all the necessary items starts at just $49.95.
A First Aid kit should contain all the basic First Aid supplies including, conforming and triangular bandages, disposable gloves, adhesive and non-adhesive dressings, crepe bandages, dressing pads and resuscitation face shields.
First aid kits are designed to help manage all types of injuries including basic cuts, scrapes and burns. The longer you wait for treatment, the more severe your injury can become. Immediate treatment can reduce risk.
First aid kits may not contain prescription or over-the-counter medications such as aspirin, Ibuprofen, decongestants, sinus relief, etc. For employees who require these medications, they should bring them to work for their personal use.
A kitchen First Aid kit should include plasters, small, medium and large sterile gauze dressings, sterile eye dressings, safety pins, disposable sterile gloves, tweezers and triangular bandages.