The Importance of Having a Tree Surgeon First Aid Kit Handy

A Tree Surgeon First Aid Kit is a crucial piece of safety equipment for any tree professional. It can come in handy when there is a requirement for medical attention. If you are a tree surgeon, forestry worker or arborist, you should make it a point to ensure that a first aid pouch is easily accessible at your work site. Here’s everything you need to know.

Maintain your first aid kit well

The simple fact is that a Tree Surgeon First Aid Kit can save lives. While having this kit is one of the first steps to being well-prepared for medical emergencies, it’s equally important to ensure it is properly stocked and well maintained at all times. Many people purchase a kit, keep it in a safe place, and then completely forget about it. It’s natural for us to feel that we aren’t going to really need the kit at all.

But if any of the items in the kit deteriorate or expire, you can’t be certain that they will work in the case of an emergency, and someone’s life may depend on it. Only when you regularly check your kit, will you be assured that it is ready for use. Below is a list of recommended First Aid Kits for all professionals working in the tree industry.

Trauma First Aid kit – what it should include

      Stein Large Bleed Control Kit 

Some of the essentials your trauma kit should include are:

  • Celox
  • Rescue Knives
  • Folding Knives
  • Emergency Whistles
  • Range of First Aid Kits

Stein Personal First Aid Kit (Plus) 

In the case of a chainsaw-related accident, if haemorrhage control is needed, it is very important to be properly equipped. At times such as these, you need easy-to-use, simple kits that will help first responders provide effective first aid to the injured person. Below is a selection of recommended bleed control kits

  • Stein Medium Bleed Control Kit – More information
  • Stein Large Bleed Control Kit – Find out more

New standards that were introduced in 2012 related to the contents of the First Aid Workplace Kits. The BHTA (British Healthcare Trade Association) recognised that there was a need to make some additions to the contents of these kits; they analysed and developed a solution that is a suitable fit for the modern working environment.

Arborist first aid kit – what it should contain

 

These kits have all the essential medical equipment required to help save a life in the event of a life-threatening haemorrhage. Some of the items that come with these kits are:

  • First Aid Guidance Leaflet
  • Large Dressings
  • Medium Dressings
  • Triangular Bandages
  • Eye Pads & Bandages
  • Safety Pins
  • Washproof Plasters
  • Sterile Cleansing Wipes
  • Revive Aid (Resuscitation Device)
  • Microporous Tape
  • Gloves
  • Finger Dressing
  • Foil Blanket
  • Burn Dressing
  • Tuff Cut Scissors
  • Conforming Bandage