The workplace is where everyone spends half of their day; and is also the place where fire, explosion, weather events, power failure, hazardous chemical release, and other types of emergencies might occur.
The level of preparation that is being put to prepare your home for these emergencies must be twice as much as the workplace because not only that you spend lots of your time in that place, but you do tasks or activities in the workplace that you do not do at home thus, risk of injuries is extremely higher.
Here are the essential equipment that a workplace must have to ensure that whatever emergencies occur, the employees can act fast, aid those in need, and put themselves to safety.
When an emergency happens, individuals who are not trained to act in these situations will cause to panic. An emergency sign will allow individuals to identify first aid equipment, such as fire extinguisher, first aid kit, eyewash station, evacuation mat or chair, fire alarm, etc., or safety locations like fire exits and assembly point.
First Aid Kits
Treating minor injuries like burns, scalds, lacerations, etc. can be done with the helpful tools inside a first aid kit. These kits come in different sizes and types to aid a specific population in a specified work environment.
Chemical Splashes or Noxious Substance Attack
Hazardous chemicals may get into the eyes and skin which can cause mild to severe skin injuries very quickly. When this happens, the affected area must immediately be washed off with the needed solution to ensure that the area will not be further damaged. There are different kinds of chemical splash stations or first aid kits; eyewash stations, decontamination kits, and chemical splash stations.
Fire Extinguisher Water Gel Fire Blanket
Most workplaces are equipped with fire emergency equipment because it is one of the most common emergencies in offices and houses. Fire extinguishers, fire alarms, fire blankets, fire exits, and fire hoses, are some of the most essentials of fire emergencies.
ProSkid Evacuation Chair S-CAPEPOD Evacuation Sheet
Albac Mat Evacuation Mat Xtract SR Rescue Litter
Moving a casualty or a disabled person away from danger is a tough task most especially when you are against time. Evacuation chairs, mats, mattresses, and sheets allow the mobility of a casualty in the fastest and safest manner. Evacuation chairs have wheels and slide technology that is mainly designed for the stairs and can also be used on flat ground while evacuation mats and sheets are made to drag a patient across the ground. Some can also move a bedridden patient without lifting them from the bed.
Severe Bleeding or Trauma
Reliance Medical’s Major Incident Kit BleedStop Multiple Casualty Trauma Backpack
For these types of injuries, a trauma kit or station is used. This kit includes tools that can reduce or stop bleeding and clean the wound to ensure the safety of the patient until the medical team arrives. Unlike first aid kits, severe bleeding is mostly handled by trained staff or individuals because these injuries and the tools to be used are more complicated.
Life Secure Fire Evac and Emergency Kit Life Secure 3-Day Emergency Kit
Disasters or weather events most likely to cause collapsing of establishments. Survival kits come in very handy when an individual or group of employees are trapped inside the building. These kits include SOS tools, hydration, nutrition, and other useful tools that can protect the body and create a temporary shelter. These kits are also designed to last up to a few days depending on the size of the kit. These kits are very important to increase the survival rate of casualties.
Getting what your office needs for emergency preparedness might take time and money but nothing will be more worth it than the safety of employees and increasing the chance of survival during life-threatening situations.
If you are in need of any assistance, ARASCA Medical Trading is always ready to give you product trainings and help you choose the best safety and emergency equipment for your office, home, schools, and any establishments. Just email us at [email protected].