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Tips for purchasing First Aid Supplies

Tips for purchasing First Aid Supplies

When purchasing first aid supplies and kits for your business, there are considerations you’ll need to take into account. Reward Hospitality Australia delivers advice to help make the process an easier one for you with links to an array of products available in an extensive catalogue so you can start your shopping today. 

A generic, run-of-the-mill solution is not suitable for all businesses. Various industries have requirements to consider, as well as the need to comply with stringent regulations. It's important to take the scope of staff numbers into account as well as the potential for injuries and ailments specific to your business. An example of this is the first aid requirements of a large output commercial kitchen versus an apparel retail outlet, with both requiring very different first aid response requirements. 

In this article, we give you the advice to consider when shopping for your first aid kits or supplies. We also provide links to reputable products available, which Reward Hospitality have selected with stringent guidelines to ensure quality for the most successful of businesses. 

Assess Your Needs

The first step in your journey of implementing a first aid kit and product in your business is assessing your specific first aid requirements. Consider the size of your business, the number of employees, and any specific risks or hazards associated with your industry. This assessment will help you determine the type and quantity of first aid supplies you need.

An example of this consideration is gloves. Do you require heavy-duty gloves able to withstand corrosive chemicals? Is it powder-free gloves you need to avoid contamination? Does your workplace need nitrile gloves to avoid the risk of allergic reactions in your workplace with the added durability these products provide?

When considering hazards, are you looking for convenient gloves for cleaners, oven mitts and baking gloves for use in kitchens, or high-cut resistant gloves for teams dealing with sharp tools?

While not traditionally considered accessories for first aid kits, these are vital considerations when selecting your supplier as it is beneficial to engage one who can deliver all first aid prevention and reaction products which Reward Hospitality is apt at fulfilling due to our extensive categories of products that will help ensure your workplace is not only performing optimally but safe as well.

Comply With Regulations

Familiarise yourself with the relevant regulations and standards for workplace first aid in Australia. The Safe Work Australia website provides guidelines on first aid requirements for businesses. Ensure the products you purchase comply with these regulations.

You can check the certifications and standards of Reward Hospitality's products in the description and technical specifications on their website. In some instances, a Safety Data Sheet is provided for free download on the product page. If you have any further questions, their friendly team is available for online chat, via email, or a phone call with details provided on the website.

Choose A Reputable Supplier

It's important to research your choice of suppliers to compare prices, products range, and customer reviews. This will help you make an informed decision and ensure you are getting the best value for your money.

Reward Hospitality Australia is a leading supplier in the hospitality industry in Asia Pacific. With numerous distribution hubs, warehouses, retail outlets, and a national customer service team; Reward not only gives you quick delivery, an option for click and collect, access to an array of products over numerous categories, and easy-to-access support.

Consider Your Kit Contents

It's important to look for first aid kits that contain a comprehensive range of supplies appropriate for your business needs. It is just as important to look for a supplier able to replenish your kit without the need to repurchase a whole kit which will result in an abundance of items your business doesn’t use. 

Typical items in first aid kits include bandages, dressings, antiseptic solutions, gloves, scissors, face masks, and so much more. Ensure the kits you purchase have adequate quantities of the items you need to meet your requirements.

Check Expiry Dates

Some products will have expiration dates when you purchase a First Aid Kit. When purchasing, check the expiry dates of the products to ensure they will remain usable for an extended time. It’s also vital to establish a system for monitoring and replenishing expired or depleted supplies regularly to ensure you don’t get caught out when you need to provide first aid. 


Train Your Staff

Having the right supplies is essential, but it’s equally important to ensure your employees know how to use them effectively. Consider providing first aid training to key staff with instruction from a first aid professional. This will equip your employees with the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to emergencies. 

Regularly Review and Restock

Set up a schedule to review your first aid kits regularly. Check for expired items or supplies that need replenishment. This can be achieved by assigning a responsible person or team to oversee the management of first aid supplies (and training) to ensure your business is ready and equipped for emergencies.

Consider Specific Industry Needs

Certain industries may have unique first-aid requirements. As an example, restaurants require supplies specific to burns or cuts encountered in a kitchen environment. Consider industry-specific needs when selecting first aid supplies while taking into account your supplier’s ability to top-up contents while also facilitating other injury prevention products, which in combination contribute to the overhead costs of your business. 

Plan For Prevention

When selecting a supplier for your First Aid needs, it’s also beneficial to investigate if they are also adept at providing quality products beyond the First Aid Kit in the prevention of injuries in your workplace. 

An example of this is Reward Hospitality’s extensive category of products which have been expertly selected for the unique requirements of the industries we provision. These include safety floor mats, spill kits and accessories, and safety wears like coats & coveralls, protective glasses & earbuds, gloves, face masks, defibrillators, and first aid kits.

Reward Hospitality Stocks First Aid Supplies

While this advice can help you make informed decisions when purchasing first aid supplies, it's always a good idea to consult with a medical professional or occupational health and safety expert for guidance tailored to your business's specific needs and circumstances.

If at any time you need advice or guidance, we have a team available and ready to help. Visit our website and view our extensive catalogue that includes First Aid products. Contact us via online chat or submit an enquiry form online. You can also give us a call or have a chat with your Territory Manager, who can offer your advice or refer you to the relevant expert in our team for help.

Reward Hospitality Australia is Asia Pacific’s leading hospitality provider encompassing First Aid products as well as others across numerous categories. If we don’t have what you’re looking for in our warehouses, we’ll source it for you. 

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