First Aid - Alsco New Zealand (2023)

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Essential for job security

VonFirst aid kitforportable defibrillators, we not only provide great hospital quality first aid solutions for your workplace. Our managed rental service gives you complete peace of mind. you paya fee- we take careat. From regular quarterly replenishment to complying with New Zealand WHS legislation, let Alsco do yourssafe businessit is yourssatisfied employees.

Alsco managed rental serviceIt's not just limited to first aid kits! We offer a variety of first aid services to meet the unique needs of your business.Take a look...

First aid kit

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First aid kit

First aid kits in your workplace are one of the most important items for the health and safety of your customers and employees.

Alsco's managed first aid kit service brings peace of mind and compliance with New Zealand legislation to your business -during the year. Every three months we fill your kits with carefully selected products,hospital gradeMaterial. Whatever your business type, Alscos can be managed first aid kit hireperfectly tailored to your companyno additional costs.

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  • replenished regularlywith first aid material in hospital quality -for free.
  • Tailored to your business needs- We'll provide you with the kits you need, stocked with the consumables you'll likely need.
  • Accessible– we charge a one-off, flat-rate annual fee –and the!

We charge you aone-time annual feefor any first aid measures we put into your order. Our team installs first aid kits where they should be. That's not all. We review, amend and align your content with New Zealand legal requirements. In other words - you can forget them and leave them to us. Alsco Managed First Aid Rental takes care of itat.

At Alsco, our first aid kits are a direct reflection of our company. That's why we carefully select only thosehigh quality, durableFirst aid supply as part of our service. Because if an accident happens at your place of work, that's how you want the treatment to befasteEffectivethat possible.

That's why our kits...

  • carefully providedto meet the needsdifferent industries– whether you work in the hospitality industry, a white collar office or a blue collar workspace
  • logically organizedwith color coded modules so injuries are treated with the right kit in the right order –as soon as possible
  • Equipped with aremovable door panelReplaced and refilled every 3 months to keep your workplace safe and compliant24/7/365
  • Stored in sturdy, compact and highly visible cabinetswhich can be installed anywhere in your workplace

Wall mounted and highly visible, Alsco first aid kits offer real benefits to the user.

Injury-specific "Grab & Go" modules are designed to facilitate product identification and selection in stressful situations.

Everyday items are visible in clear, labeled pockets in the door panels.

No more rummaging through kits to find the right product.

Available in two convenient sizes to suit your needs

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Portable first aid kits

When your employees travel and travel away from the workplace in New Zealand, they are at risk. Whether in vehicles or when operating machinery, accidents happen far more frequently. In such situations, the right equipment is essential - especially when your employees are alone.

Alsco has the answer.Luzecompact, ourportable first aid kitsthey can also be stowed away in the tightest of spaces – whether in the trunk, under the seat or in the glove compartment. Our color coded first aid kits contain the mostessential suppliesdo a thing; Keep your employees like thispossible insurance, no matter where they are.

What makes Alsco's portable first aid kits so special?

  • consistentefilled upwith first aid material in hospital quality - free of charge*
  • Accessible– we charge a one-off, flat-rate annual fee –and the!

Upon payment of your one-time annual fee, our professional staff will provide you with select portable first aid kits. Not only that,every 3 monthsOur team will inspect, replace and refill your kits - free of charge*. Forget all thoughts of first aid and let Alsco do what we do best - the safety of your employees,No matter whereThey go.

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Fully featured, extremely compact and portable ensures your workers have the gear they need wherever they are.

Injury-specific "Grab & Go" modules are designed to facilitate product identification and selection in stressful situations.

Everyday items are visible in clearly labeled pockets on the removable inner liner.

No more rummaging through kits to find the right product.

Car kits available in three convenient sizes...

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A small 40 piece first aid kit with content in an easily accessible format. Packed in a high-quality soft case and fits in the glove compartment or under the seat.

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Our most popular vehicle kit is an upgraded first aid kit packed with over 50 hospital supplies in a quality soft case.

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This comprehensive vehicle kit is one of our most popular models. With over 100 items in a sealed, soft zippered case, components are quick to access in an emergency.

portable defibrillators

Cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in New Zealand. In fact, nearly 6,000 people die from heart disease every year. Not being properly prepared for the worst puts your customers and employees at great risk.

portable defibrillatorsyou are oneessentialPart of your workplace safety efforts.

Alsco ensures that you are equipped with the contemporary and user-friendly model. Your portable defibrillator rental provides you with theHeartSine Samariter 500P, which is ready to use in seconds and can save lives in an emergency.

What makes Alsco's defibrillator rental service so special?

  • Checked, serviced and/or replacedevery 3 months – without additional costs
  • Accessible– we charge a flat annual fee –and the!
  • Intuitive- is very easy to use.

We inspect, service and replace your kitsevery 3 months, which means you can forget about your defibrillators altogether.

Let Alsco do what we do best - protect your workplace so you can focus on what you do bestno matter more.

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Alsco offers the HeartSine Samaritan 500P model for lease with a CPR consultant due to its superior performance

There's a reason we chose thisHeartSine Samariter 500Pfor our customers. In fact there are many. As far as wearable defibrillators go, it would be difficult to find anotherEffective,continuous, zEasy to uselike HeartSine. Because when a cardiac emergency occurs, you want your employees to be as productive and prepared as possible.

Eye and burn wash stations

You know how most product labels say, "If product gets in eyes, rinse immediately"? That's because the wrong chemical or object in the eye can cause temporary or even permanent damage. The easiest way to minimize injuries is to use Alsco's eye wash station.

Many different companies require eye wash stations, from schools to industrial buildings. Inexpensive and easy to install, they are housed in a sturdy wall cabinet for hassle-free use. Alsco eye washes are:

  • simple and obvious- Cabinets are visible and hard to miss and contain simple step-by-step instructions.
  • Easily fits anywhere- Each eyewash station is packed in small detachable cabinets, so you can place and move them anywhere if you change your mind or space.
  • Economically– Compared to piped flushing devices, an eye shower is a cost-effective alternative – especially since regular checking and refilling is included in the price.

If your workplace is a kitchen, laboratory, school, workshop or there is a risk of dangerous objects andsubstancesThe eyes are among the body parts that are most commonly injured. That's why it's essential for your business – and for your employees – to have a convenient, high-quality eyewash station on hand.

With Alscoeyewash, you don't have to take those risks.portable.Very effective.Infallible. Our eye washes are the ultimate solution for a risky work environment. They can also be the difference between ain the interiminjuries etccontinuouseye damage. Because even after following procedures and PPE to the letter, eye injuries are still possiblealways a risk. Our eye washes are extremely lightweight and easy to install –anywhere in your workplace.

What makes Alsco's eye wash service so special?

  • consistentefilled upwith first aid material in hospital quality -for free*
  • Accessible– we charge a one-off, flat-rate annual fee –and the!
  • Intuitive and easy to use- Anyone can follow the instructions or quickly understand how to use it.

After paying a one-time annual feeour team will install your eye shower(s)in strategic locations. Our team in New Zealand inspects, fills and replaces your eye washesevery 3 months, which means you can forget about them - completely. Let Alsco do what we do best - protect your workplace so you can focus on what you do bestno matter more.

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A highly visible first response solution

first reaction station

There's no denying the importance of first aid – providing immediate and effective first aid to those injured at your facility can reduce the severity of the injury and promote a speedy recovery.

With Alsco's First Response Station, your first aid kit, eyewash station and defibrillator are all in one place and easily accessible. In some cases, this can mean the difference between life and death.

Alsco's double and triple sized first aid stations ensure there is a size to suit every business.

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How many first aiders are required in a workplace NZ? ›

You need at least one first aid kit in each place where people are working, which includes work vehicles. Additional kits may be required depending on the outcome of your Needs Assessment. There should be at least one kit on each floor of a multi-level workplace.

What is the key acronym for first aid? ›

We can use DRABC to do this: Danger, Response, Airway, Breathing and Circulation.

What are the 7 steps of first aid? ›

The 7 Steps of Basic First Aid
  • Step 1: Danger.
  • Step 2: Response.
  • Step 3: Send for help.
  • Step 4: Airway.
  • Step 5: Breathing.
  • Step 6: CPR.
  • Step 7: Defibrillator.

What is the legal requirement for first aid at work? ›

Employers' legal obligations

The minimum first aid requirement in every workplace is: a first aid box (including the appropriate equipment); a person trained to administer first aid; first aid information for all employees.

Do you legally need a first aider at work? ›

Employers' legal duties

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

What 2 items should not be in a first aid kit? ›

"First aid kits may not contain prescription or over-the-counter medications such as aspirin, Ibuprofen, decongestants, sinus relief, etc. These are not first aid items.

What are the 3 P's of basic first aid? ›

The PPP acronym in first aid stands for: Preserve Life. Prevent Deterioration. Promote Recovery.

What is a Type 3 first aid kit? ›

Type III first aid kits are intended for portable use in mobile, indoor and/or outdoor settings where the potential for damage of kit supplies due to environmental factors is not probable. Type III kits shall have a means to be mounted in a fixed position and shall have a water resistant seal.

What are the 4 C's of first aid? ›

The PedFACTs course also covers the “4Cs of Pediatric First Aid” help focus providers on the steps they need to take to safely manage emergencies: Check, Call, Care, and Complete.

What does F mean in first aid? ›

Finger Dislocation. Finger Injuries. Fishhook Injuries. Food Poisoning. Foreign Body in the Eye.

What are the 4 A's of first aid? ›

First Aid is immediate care of an ill or injured person before professional medical help is available. Skills are needed to take care of the 4 As i.e Awareness-Assessment-Action-Aftercare of a victim for immediate assessment to reassure, restore breathing and stop bleeding.

What is the golden rule of first aid? ›


Loosen all tight clothing or materials around the victim's neck waist, wrist, etc. Arrest bleeding, cover all wounds, burns or scalds and immobilize all fractures. Improvise all necessary materials, which are not readily available. Dispose/transport the victim properly.

What does ABCD stand for in first aid? ›

The underlying principles are: Use the Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, Exposure (ABCDE) approach to assess and treat the patient.

How many compressions in CPR per minute? ›

Place the heel of your hand on the centre of the person's chest, then place the palm of your other hand on top and press down by 5 to 6cm (2 to 2.5 inches) at a steady rate of 100 to 120 compressions a minute.

Can a first aider be prosecuted? ›

A conviction could be made if the First Aider were to use any form of force against the casualty to administer treatment. Under the Mental Capacity Act (2005) (2) a person is presumed to have the mental capacity to make their own decisions unless proved otherwise.

Can you give first aid if not trained? ›

Without specialist first aid training you should not attempt to perform first aid on anyone as you could make the injury or condition worse. For example, moving someone into the recovery position could make a neck or spinal injury worse.

Who qualifies as a first aider? ›

A first-aider is someone who has undertaken training appropriate to the circumstances. They must hold a valid certificate of competence in either: first aid at work. emergency first aid at work.

What a first aider must not do? ›

  • You are not a doctor, do not attempt too much and dont take the responsibilities of a qualified medical person/doctor. ...
  • Never apply bandages too tight, so as to stop blood circulation.
  • Never neglect rat, monkey, insects, dog bites.
  • If the casualty is unconscious, don't induce vomiting.

What can first aiders not do? ›

Do not give the person anything to eat or drink unless a healthcare professional advises you to. Do not try to cause vomiting. Stay with the person, as their condition may get worse and they could become unconscious.

How many people can work without a first aider? ›

An Emergency First Aid at Work course is appropriate for Low-risk workplaces. If you have more than 50 employees, a first aider for every 100 employees is the guidance, so if you have 101 employees, you need at least 2 first aiders.

What is the most essential thing in a first aid kit? ›

Your basic first aid kit

plasters in a variety of different sizes and shapes. small, medium and large sterile gauze dressings. at least 2 sterile eye dressings. triangular bandages.

What should be in a first aid kit 2022? ›

All homes, cars, leisure centres and workplaces should have first aid kits.
Sterile dressings
  • sterile wound dressing.
  • sterile eye pad.
  • sterile pad.
  • fabric plasters.
  • waterproof plasters.

Can first aiders give aspirin? ›

First aid at work does not include giving tablets or medicines to treat illness. The only exception to this is where aspirin is used when giving first aid to a casualty with a suspected heart attack, in accordance with currently accepted first-aid practice.

What are the 3 C's when it comes to CPR? ›

Check for responsiveness - Shake the person and shout, “Are you OK?” Call - Direct someone to call 9-1-1 or make the call yourself if the person is unresponsive and struggling to breathe (gasping or snoring). Say you suspect cardiac arrest. Compress - Begin forceful chest compressions at a rate of 100 per minute.

What does peep mean in first aid? ›

PEEP. POSTURE – Put the casualty sitting or lying down in case they feel faint. EXPOSE&EXAMINE – Remove or move whatever clothes you need to, to check the wound. ELEVATE- raise the injury above the heart, this slows down the bleeding.

What are the 3 C's when dealing with an emergency? ›

The Three C's and Your Facility
  • Check. The first C of emergency response is 'check' which is meant to represent checking for anything that may be unsafe. ...
  • Call. In a disaster situation, it is always important to 'call' emergency personnel or local authorities regardless of the situation. ...
  • Care.

What is the difference between a Type 1 and Type 2 first aid kit? ›

An organization shall provide a Type 1: Personal first aid kit to all workers who work in isolation or those who do not otherwise have access to a workplace first aid kit. A Type 2: Basic workplace first aid kit is suitable for most workplaces with a low risk work environment.

What is the difference between Class A and B first aid kits? ›

The newest ANSI/ISEA standard introduces two classes of first aid kits: Class A and Class B. Class A kits are designed to deal with the most common types of workplace injuries. Class B kits are designed with a broader range and quantity of supplies to deal with injures in more complex or high-risk environments.

What is the difference between first aid level B and C? ›

CPR B: You learn all the above plus how to modify your technique if the victim is a child. CPR C: Is the most complete version that most people need. You learn what to do for adults, children, & infants when they are chocking or just unconscious and non-breathing.

How many breaths per cycle? ›

Thirty chest compressions followed by two rescue breaths is considered one cycle.

What are the 5 first aid techniques? ›

DRABC is an acronym to describe the procedures used by first aiders when providing first aid:
  • D for Danger – Assess the situation.
  • R for Response – Check consciousness, check on vital signs.
  • A for Airway – Open airway.
  • B for Breathing – Check respiration rates.
  • C for Circulation – Give chest compressions.

What does R mean in first aid? ›

RICER first aid: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation, Referral.

What does ESP mean in first aid? ›

Emergency Services Provider” or “ESP definition.

What does fish shaped mean in first aid? ›

FISH SHAPED is a mnemonic used to remember the commons reasons for a patient becoming unconscious. The list is not exhaustive, but it covers a number of common first aid emergencies. > Fainting. > Infantile convulsions. > Shock.

What are the 3 basic golden rules? ›

Golden rules of accounting
  • Rule 1: Debit all expenses and losses, credit all incomes and gains.
  • Rule 2: Debit the receiver, credit the giver.
  • Rule 3: Debit what comes in, credit what goes out.
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What is B in first aid? ›

Bleeding. Your next priority should be casualties who are bleeding from external wounds. Severe bleeding can kill incredibly quickly so its vital you provide immediate first aid treatment. Want to know how? Check our how to help someone who is bleeding.

What does letter a mean in first aid? ›

Athletic Training. The ABC's of first aid are the primary things that need to be checked when you approach the victim, Airway, Breathing, and Circulation.

Is CAB or ABC in CPR? ›

ABC (airway, breathing, chest compressions), the mnemonic used for decades in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, is out, and CAB (compressions first, followed by clearing of the airway and rescue breaths) is in, according to the newest guidelines from the American Heart Association (read the changes at http ...

Is child CPR 15 or 30 compressions? ›

Two-person CPR ratio for the child and infant will be 15 compressions to 2 breaths. Finger placement for the Infant changes to Two-Thumb Technique.

Do you give CPR if there is a pulse but no breathing? ›

If they do have a pulse but aren't breathing, give them CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) until help arrives. CPR chest compressions are important because they provide oxygenated blood flow to all parts of the body and keep organs alive until medical personnel arrive on scene.

Do you rest for 10 seconds during CPR? ›

Therefore, we propose that a rescuer is provided a rest at a constant ratio in CCC-CPR and especially we recommend 10-seconds rest after 100 chest compressions.

What is the ratio of first aiders to staff? ›

Low-Risk Workplaces

If you employ over 50 members of staff then you'll need one first aider for every 100 employees. However, it is still good practice to have one first aider per 50 employees and at least one first aider on each floor.

How many first aiders do HSE recommend? ›

You might decide that you need someone trained in first aid, sometimes known as a first aider. There are no hard and fast rules on how many trained first aiders you should have.

How many first aiders are required in a workplace in USA? ›

There are no exact rules or requirements on the number of first aiders or appointed persons to be provided in an office environment.

What is the number of workers for an office that requires having one first aider? ›

A first-aid room should be provided where there are more than 150 employees in the workplace..

Do first aiders get paid more? ›

First aiders have no right to receive additional pay, unless it's stated in their contract or you've done this historically.

How many first aiders per 100 employees? ›

If you have more than 50 employees, only one first aider for every 100 employees is the guidance, so if you have 101 employees, you need at least two first aiders.

What are the 4 qualities of a first aid worker? ›

But apart from training, there are a number of personal traits and qualities that a first responder should have to assist effectively in an emergency:
  • Communication. ...
  • Empathy. ...
  • Fitness. ...
  • Initiative. ...
  • Positivity. ...
  • Selfless. ...
  • Vigilance.

What are the 3 rules of first aid? ›

The essential rules of first aid:
  • Rule 1: Call 911 if needed. Time is important. ...
  • Rule 2: You must be properly trained and certified in first aid and CPR in order to assist an injured person. You may do more harm than good if you are not properly trained.
  • Rule 3: Do not move an injured person:

What are the 3 levels of first aid? ›

Emergency First Aid at Work - a level 2 first aid qualification, usually provided over 1 day. First Aid at Work - a level 3 first aid qualification, usually provided over 3 days.

What are the five rules of first aid? ›

First aid is the help given to someone who is injured or ill to keep them safe and to cause no further harm. The role of a first aider is to give someone this help.
What to do
  • Assess the situation quickly and calmly. ...
  • Protect yourself and them from any danger. ...
  • Prevent infection between you and them. ...
  • Comfort and reassure.

What are first aiders not allowed to do? ›

You are not permitted to undertake non-life threatening treatment, such as treating minor injuries.

Is it an OSHA violation to not have a first aid kit? ›

OSHA does not require specific first aid kits for general industry, but states in 29 CFR 1910.151(b), “Adequate first aid supplies shall be readily available.”

How long does first aid at work last? ›

Certificates for the purposes of first aid at work last for three years. Before their certificates expire, first-aiders will need to undertake a requalification course as appropriate, to obtain another three-year certificate.

What is the validity of first aider certificate? ›

Validity of First Aid Certification. - All first aid certificates shall be valid for three (3) years from the date of its issuance.

How many first aid qualified staff does a practice require? ›

This depends on how big your practice is: If you have less than five workers, you should have at least one appointed person to look after first aid. If you have five or more workers, you might want to consider having a least one person trained in basic 'emergency first aid at work' (EFAW – a one-day course).


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