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First aid kits

first aid kits

First aid kits are essential on farms. Life on a farm comes with its own set of hazards and a first aid kit should be properly stocked and available at all times. It’s a good idea to keep a first aid kit, in the home, car, truck, shearing shed and workshop.

Well stocked first aid kits (containing bandages, scissors, saline, cold packs, sling, thermal blanket, eye wash) can mean the difference between life, injury or death.

Everyone on a farm should know where the first aid kits are kept and should have some training on what to do in an emergency.

For more information on First aid kits visit Better Health Channel

First aid kits are available to purchase from the Safety Shop »

References used for this topic page

More information:

Comcare – Australian Government
First aid kits

WorkSafe Victoria
First aid in the workplace

WorkSafe Victoria
First aid

Fast facts:

First aid kits

  • First aid kits are an essential farm item.
  • Buy first aid kits that comply with Australian standards.
  • Keep several well stocked kits around the farm.
  • Make sure kit contents do not exceed the use by date.
  • Everyone should know first aid.

Last updated: 5th December, 2016