Surf Life Saving WA’s First Aid and CPR education programs are all based on over 100 years of lifesaving experience.

At work we’re trained to save money and time, but what about a colleagues life?

Emergencies can occur anywhere, at any time, yet are most likely to occur where you spend most of your day; in the office.

What’s truly lifesaving in the workplace? The first thing that probably comes to mind is the coffee machine. It’s location and maintenance of utmost importance to you and your colleagues. But what about the first aid kit? It too needs to be located centrally, maintained regularly and given your attention. Taking five minutes out of your next coffee break to make sure your workplace’s first aid kit is up to date and easily accessible could just save a life!

A basic First Aid Kit should include:

  • Adhesive dressing strips
  • Gauze squares
  • Eye pads sterile
  • Safety pads
  • Scissors
  • Splinter probes
  • Torch
  • Paracetamol
  • Saline for eye wash and wound dressing
  • Wound dressings
  • Dressing sterile
  • Cleansing swabs
  • Cotton tipped applicators
  • Gauze bandages
  • Conforming bandages
  • Non-stretch adhesive tape
  • Disposable gloves
  • Ibuprofen
  • Note pad and pencil
  • Instruction booklet for emergency treatment
  • EAR and CPR guides
  • Face Shields

Additional First Aid kit essentials

Most of us in the workplace are familiar with a CEO, ROI or COB, but what about an AED – Automated Emergency Defibrillator? In the event someone did go into cardiac arrest every workplace should have an Automated Emergency Defibrillator on hand that’s easily accessible to all staff members. Although AED’s do have voice prompts and diagrammatic instructions, formal training not being required by Australian law, it’s essential that everyone is trained in the use of this lifesaving device as well as other necessary first aid procedures as confidence is critical when carrying out any rescue.

Learn how to save a life from a real life saver.

Surf Life Saving WA’s First Aid and CPR education programs are all based on over 100 years of lifesaving experience. These comprehensive First Aid and CPR courses will equip you with emergency knowledge that’s tailored to your specific environment. We also offer customised corporate first aid training for workplaces.

From our Home Lifesavers course – providing basic first aid knowledge for unforeseen accidents that can occur in and around the home, to our Emergency first aid response in an education and care setting course – for those who work in the education and the child care industry, to our nationally recognised Provide First Aid course – providing candidates with the knowledge and skills to deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support, all our programs will teach you valuable first aid skills with a focus around your particular needs.

Over 100 years of first aid experience delivered in a few hours.

At Surf Life Saving WA we recognise the busy nature of the current workplace and the high price put on time hence our courses are organised to minimise disruption and maximise learning.

Enrol in a Surf Lifesavers first aid course today, or even better, make a group booking to help ensure your entire workplace is first aid ready.