The Importance of First Aid Kits
Depending on your job, hobbies, or lifestyle you’ve probably used a First Aid kit once or twice. The items in these kits can be vital to when people get injured.
Even the most basic first aid kits can help treat the following:
- Abrasions (scrapes)
- Mild pain
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Skin problems
Pick the right items
Depending on the situation and it’s intended use, you may need different items in your first aid kit. For example for a Tree Worker a Hemostatic Agent is recommended, the kind of injury a chainsaw can inflict is indescribable. Having specialist field dressings that stop bleeding fast can make a huge difference between life and death.
However this is not to say you need to put as many items as you can into your kit. Try to keep your kit small and simple, excess items make it harder to find the things you need in a hurry, and particularly if you’re carrying the kit with you, make it bulky and heavier. Try stocking it with multi-use items if possible.
Learn how to use it
Make sure you know how to properly use all of the items in your kit, especially any medications. Also train family or co-workers to use the kit. You may be the one who needs first aid.
Maintaining your First Aid Kit
It’s easy to buy a kit, put it away in a safe place, and forget about it. After all, most of us never really think we’re going to need them. However, when first aid items expire or deteriorate there’s no certainty that they’ll work when an emergency happens and someone’s life may depend on them especially in outdoor-based professions.
By regularly checking your first aid kit that you’ll know it’s always ready to use, so it’s important to get into the habit. It’s also recommended that you make sure that those that are going to be in need of the kit know where it’s kept and what it contains.
Buy First Aid supplies
Whether you are looking to get a brand new ready-made kit or you’re looking to add or update the items in you existing kit, we stock a variety of kits ready to go.