What is First aid?
First aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery. It includes initial intervention in a serious condition prior to professional medical help being available, such as performing CPR while awaiting an ambulance as well as the complete treatment of minor conditions, such as applying a plaster to a cut. First aid is generally performed by the Layperson with many people trained in providing basic levels of first aid, and others willing to do so from acquired knowledge.
As we are located 25km from the nearest town, it is important our employees know, where to find the first aid location and who is first aid trained. What to do in the event of an emergency or evacuation
The contents of our First Aid Kits
Our First aid kits contain many different items we believe have the best possible way of assisting our employees with many different injuries although not all (Remember we are not doctors) from snake bandages, heat blankets, triangle bandages, eye wash, burn creams, tweezers, scissors and band aids to name but just a few. It is important we don’t just raid the first aid kit for the sake of it, but to ensure we only use them for an injury we have. Remember we are located 25km from town, if you have taken all the bandages and you don’t tell anyone and something happens??? What do we use in the event of an emergency?
Location of our first aid kits
Our first aid kits are located in the smoko room of the packing shed, the smoko room in the top shed. in the office, Justin’s ute, the work shop at Blenheim farm
WHAT TO DO IN A EMERGENCY…
If someone has collapsed, or is not breathing or seriously injured, ring 000 for an ambulance, following the instructions of the emergency service.
Important contact numbers
Police/ Ambulance/ Fire department 000
ST George QLD hospital 07 4620 2222
Local doctors 07 4625 5344
Poisons helpline 13 11 26
Different kind injuries but not all
Know your injury.
It is important you read what to do in the likes of different kind of situations from Snake bites to burns to just a paper cut,
If you are unlucky and require first aid, remain calm and No matter how minor an injury all injuries must be reported to a supervisor