Australian Motor Vehicle First Aid Kit

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Australian businesses and workplaces have a legal obligation to provide first aid for their workers.

Workplace first aid kit design and contents are based on a risk assessment of the nature of the work, the hazards, size, location and nature of the workplace, and the number and composition of the workers there.

A motor vehicle first aid kit is essential for any mobile worker who uses a car, taxi, ute, van, bus, 4WD, motor bike or other motor transport to do their job.

Australian workplace health and safety inspectors can enter your business at any time to check your compliance with Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws. As a person conducting a business or undertaking, it’s your responsibility to provide access to a suitable and well-stocked motor vehicle first aid kit for all your mobile workers at all times.

Failing to provide a safe Australian workplace leaves you liable to fines up to $800,000 and possible prison time. Your business can be forced to close.

Brenniston National Standard makes it easy for you to choose the right first aid kit for any Australian workplace. Under the Brenniston National Standard, every Brenniston workplace first aid kit is designed to the guidelines of the Australian Work Health and Safety Act Code of Practice, ‘First Aid in the Workplace’ to assure compliance.

Brenniston National Standard Motor Vehicle First Aid Kit ensures you have the right kit for your mobile workers wherever they are in Australia.

 

Motor vehicle first aid kit

Car first aid kit design

What should be in a car first aid kit?

Essential first aid items in a motor vehicle first aid kit

What else should be in a motor vehicle first aid kit?

Brenniston National Standard Motor Vehicle First Aid Kit

Brenniston National Standard Motor Vehicle Kit Contents

Restocking and maintaining a car first aid kit

Why choose an Australian made first aid kit?

Safe Work Australia

 

Car first aid kit design

Workplace first aid kits come in various designs.

A flip-top box or hard plastic container is not ideal for a car first aid kit or other motor vehicle. Hard edges increase the risk of injury as it can be thrown around the cabin of a motor vehicle in a collision.

A soft nylon carry bag decreases the risk of projectile injury. It’s also easy to store in a glovebox, behind or under a car seat, or in a vehicle’s boot.

Choose a quality kit made with durable materials. Safe Work Australia recommends a kit made with materials that will protect contents from dust, moisture and contamination.

Internal, easy to access compartments allow fast response in any emergency.

 

Brenniston Motor Vehicle First Aid Kit open

What should be in a car first aid kit?

In a motor vehicle accident, you only have minutes to act.

Look for a quality car first aid kit with premium first aid items to treat minor injuries common to motor vehicle accidents, to ensure your workers and others are safe.

Whether they’re travelling to a meeting, delivering goods to a customer or transporting passengers, if your worker witnesses or experiences a roadside emergency they may be able to provide or apply critical first aid.

A properly stocked and up-to-date first aid kit prepares your workers to treat minor roadside injuries and help with larger emergency situations they may encounter while doing their job.

 

Essential first aid items in a motor vehicle first aid kit

Antiseptic, gauze, dressings and bandages are the basic must-have first aid items in a motor vehicle first aid kit.

The kit should also contain a quick guide to emergency first aid with step-by-step instructions on how to treat injuries.

 

What else should be in a motor vehicle first aid kit?

As well as essential first aid items, a well-stocked and ready-to-use first aid kit should cover a range of emergencies and injuries with additional items like disposable gloves, burn gel, accident blanket and triangular bandage.

A triangular bandage has multiple uses depending on the injury or emergency. It can be used as an immobilisation sling, pressure pad for bleeding, general support pad or to hold dressings in place.

A disposable resuscitation face shield and plastic contaminant bags should also be included in the event of acute medical emergencies like cardiac arrest, choking or accidental amputation.

 

Brenniston Motor Vehicle First Aid Kit

Brenniston National Standard Motor Vehicle Kit

A Brenniston National Standard Motor Vehicle First Aid Kit is ready to treat burns, bleeds, eye injuries and post-accident shock at the scene.

This kit is purpose-designed for roadside emergencies so your workers are ready for anything.

The lightweight and compact nylon carry bag is safe for storage in a glove box or seat pocket with transparent compartments for quick first aid item identification.

All the first aid items are regulated and safeguarded by Therapeutic Goods Administration.

It is designed and developed under the Australian First Aid in Workplace National Code of Practice, and proudly made in Australia.

 

Brenniston Motor Vehicle First Aid Kit close up

Brenniston National Standard Motor Vehicle Kit Contents

3 x Bag Press-seal Assorted
1 x Bandage Conforming Elastic Gauze 5cm
1 x Bandage Conforming Elastic Gauze 7.5cm
1 x Bandage Triangular Cloth
1 x Bandage Crepe Medium 7.5cm
1 x Bandage Triangular Disposable
1 x Thermal Accident Blanket
2 x Burnaid Gel Sachet
1 x Dressing Combine Pad 10cm x 20cm
1 x Dressing Non-adherent 5cm x 5cm
1 x Dressing Non-adherent 7.5cm x 10cm
1 x Dressing Non-adherent 10 cm x 10cm
1 x Dressing Wound Medium No. 14
1 x Dressing Strips Plastic (10)
1 x Tape Paper Hypoallergenic 1.25cm
5 x Antiseptic Wipe Alcohol Free
2 x Swab Gauze Sterile (3)
2 x Eye Pad Sterile Oval
2 x Eyewash Saline Ampoules 15ml
1 x First Aid and CPR Instructions
1 x Note Book and Pencil
2 x Glove Nitrile Disposable Powdered Large
1 x Resuscitation Face Shield Disposable
1 x Probes Splinter Disposable (5)
1 x Safety Pins Assorted (12)
1 x Forceps Dressing Plastic
1 x Scissors Sharp/Blunt Stainless Steel 12.5cm
1 x Empty Pouch Green With Handles
1 x Contents List

Download Contents List/Reorder Form

 

Restocking and maintaining a car first aid kit

A workplace safety manager or first aider is responsible for restocking and maintaining a workplace first aid kit.

They should monitor usage of the first aid kit and ensure items used are replaced as soon as practicable.

Regular checks should also be carried out after each use. If the kit is not used, checks should occur at least once every six months to ensure the kit contains a complete set of the required items. A contents list in the kit should be signed and dated after each check.

Items should be checked that they’re in working order, not deteriorated and within their expiry dates. Sterile products should remain sealed and untampered.

 

Why choose an Australian made first aid kit?

Brenniston is a 100% Australian-owned family business established in Melbourne in 1973.

Every Brenniston Workplace First Aid Kit, Hygiene Kit, Clean-Up Kit and Module is designed, hand-assembled and made on-site at our premises in Victoria, under Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) Licence ID 145972.

This ensures stringent quality control, supports local industry, promotes economic self-sufficiency and keeps Australian workers employed under best-practice work health and safety conditions. 

Keeping production in Australia helps every Australian prosper.

 

Safe Work Australia

Safe Work Australia is the Australian Government statutory agency responsible for improving work health and safety for workers across Australia.

The agency works in partnership with governments, employers and employees to drive research and national policy development on WHS and workers’ compensation matters.

​As a national policy body, Safe Work Australia doesn’t regulate WHS laws. The Commonwealth, states and territories retain responsibility for regulating and enforcing WHS laws within their jurisdictions.

Brenniston National Standard gives you peace of mind when choosing the right first aid kit for your workplace.

 

Reference

Model Code of Practice: First aid in the workplace