Inspecting Your First Aid Kits: What to Look For
Time flies, we know this that is why it is important to inspect your first aid kits every three months.
Upon ordering your first kit from us you will automatically receive inspection reminders and when you do here are a few specific things you should look for:
1. Ensure all items required based on your provincial regulations are accounted for.
2. Expiry dates of items including AED pads and batteries.
3. Kits/Items are organized and are in good working condition.
4. Record date of inspection.
There are particular items such as fabric bandages which are often used up more quickly than others. If your home or workplace has tendencies to go through items such as this quicker, consider placing a sticker or a sticky note within the first aid kit as a friendly reminder. It is best to be over-prepared than under-prepared. A stocked first aid kit can mean the difference between continuing on with your day and visiting the hospital.
First aid Canada provides full refill orders which can help minimize the time of the restocking process to the click of a button. For example, if you own the Alberta No. 3 Kit you can order an Alberta No. 3 Kit Refill. The refill will contain a refreshment of all the items you will need, without the kit itself that the products initially came in. This makes for an easy and orgnized kit replenishment.
Luckily, if you own a defibrillator you know there is little to no maintenance involved and the Philips HeartStart defibrillators as the device automatically notifies you when/if it is in need of a repair or battery replacement.
If you are interested in user-friendly life-saving devices you can learn more on our blog:
Why Everyone Should Know How to Operate a Defibirllator
Or from the defibrillators themselves:
Philips HeartStart Onsite Defibrillator
ZOLL Fully-Automatic AED Plus
If you have any questions regarding your first aid needs please do not hesitate to contact the first aid Canada team.