Preparing For The Worst

For most of us, emergencies are something that happen to other people – few people expect to be dealing with an emergency and even less are prepared for them when they do occur. For a lot of us, the idea that there could be a car wreck, or office fire seem so remote that we put off dealing with getting prepared until it is too late altogether.

A basic first aid kit is a necessity that no one should ignore. You need one for your residence, one to keep in your vehicle and one at your workplace. Save by getting them sorted out together.

There are rules and regulations in terms of first aid kits in the workplace and, in fact, anywhere that there is a regular gathering of people – including churches, public buildings, etc. The basics in all cases will be the same but there will be some condition specific alterations needed. Let us say, for example, you work in an office – you are unlikely to need a snake venom kit.

Use your head when stocking each kit. You need to clear a wound of dirt and possibly wash it. You will need to cover it and also prevent further infections developing. You may need to be prepared for broken bones, eye injuries, etc. Stock your basic kit accordingly and you will do well – ask your pharmacist for specific advice.

You will also need to add in some meds. These should not be doled out willy nilly though – make sure staff know that these are for emergencies only or you could end up restocking it often. Get some basic aspirin tablets, some ibuprofen and something to deal with an allergic reaction. Also consider soothing salves.

Save yourself some time and money by ordering the majority of the supplies online. You will be able to get everything that you are looking for and will save around about 10% at the very least. This also saves you having to run around town looking for stuff.

find out from your insurance carrier whether or not they will help to pay for the goods – they may just and this can help you save even more money. Even if you have to foot the bill alone, it is still a good investment – you will be glad on the day that something goes wrong and you have the right equipment to deal with it.