Did you know there is a new Code of Practice for First Aid in the Workplace?

How does this affect you?

You need to ensure your business complies by stocking the correct first aid kits, procedures, facilities and training for first aiders. This code applies to all types of work and all workplaces covered by the WHS Act, including workplaces that are outdoors, mobile or remote.

How do you know if you are compliant?

Click here and answer a few simple yes/no questions or call us on 8349 8063 for a free onsite audit.

How can St James First Aid help?

St James First Aid & Medical Engineering will assess your company’s needs and provide free advice on your requirements. We are able to provide all your first aid supplies, ensuring you are covered legally.

Our mobile vans are fully stocked and service all areas in the metropolitan and the greater metropolitan Adelaide. Once you are on our client list, we will also keep you up-to-date on any important changes to the WHS Act that may occur to ensure you are always covered.

If you would like more information simply download the Code of Practice document.

 

October is nationally recognised as Defibrillator Awareness Month.

 

Research published in the European Resuscitation Council's official journal “Resuscitation” examines community’s out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest data, both before and after running widespread CPR instruction programs and making AEDs available.

The research discovered that after the communities had made CPR training and AEDs readily available, out-of-hospital victims of Cardiac Arrest were four times more likely to receive CPR and twice as likely to receive defibrillation before emergency services arrived.
"Chest compressions and AED placement are critical first steps in the chain of survival that can be performed by citizens and first responders, so engaging the public is crucial," said Lori Boland, lead author of the study.

The study examined 294 out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest events across 17 communities.
120 out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest events were studied before the communities had widespread AEDs and CPR training available, and 174 events afterwards.

Bystander CPR rates increased from 83% to 95%, and bystander Defibrillation increased from 63% to 77% - with a recorded rise in survival rates.
"This paper confirms our belief that training the public results in increased bystander CPR and AED rates," said Dr Charles Lick, co-author of the report.

For the month of October, if you purchase a Heartsine Samaritan defibrillator, we will include a FREE Cabinet and Prep Kit valued at over $200.00!