Businesses urged to check and refresh first aid kits to ensure workers’ safety

Workplace injuries in Australia cost the economy an estimated $ 60.6 billion annually according to Safe Work Australia, and because of this, first aid compliance is important to reduce the severity of an injury and save lives.

First aid compliance includes providing first aid training to workers and having a good supply of first aid kit.

In line with Brenniston’s “National Check Your First Aid Kit Day” on the 1st of September, the first aid supplier is urging workplaces to check and refresh their first aid kits.

“Why put your employees or family at risk with under-stocked or expired first aid supplies? An unchecked first aid kit could be a hindrance, not a help in an emergency,” Brenniston stated in a media release.

The company has partnered with Second Chance Animal Rescue to encourage the donation of expired bandages, dressings, saline and gloves on 1 September. The animal shelter will take donations at its site in Campbellfield. Brenniston will also be receiving donations to pass on.

The company is also offering 50% off all First Aid Kit Refills on 1st September 2017.

More information about the “National Check Your First Aid Kit Day” is available on the Brenniston page. You may also contact hello@rjandco.com.au.

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