Although our kits have been built using quality materials to have a very long shelf life there are regulations that dictate that the expiry date on our Trade Aid Kits tag must match the shortest expiry of a product within the kit.
“Shelf life” is a term or period during which a component or product remains suitable for the intended use.
An expiry date is the termination of shelf life, after which a percentage of the component e.g., medical supplies, may no longer function correctly or as intended.
We have listed the expiry dates of our Trade Aid Kit components below:
Combine dressing: 3 years
Conforming bandage: 5 years
Adhesive dressings: 3 years
Eye Pads: 3 years
Hydrogel dressing: 5 years
Cotton gauze swabs: 3 years
Non adherent wound dressings: 3 years
Splinter probes: 3 years
Skin cleaning wipes: 3 years
Saline: 3 years
Wound closures: 3 years
Wound dressings: 3 years
If anything is unclear or you have more questions feel free to contact our customer support team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe Work Australia states that all workers must be able to access a first aid kit containing equipment for administering first aid for injuries including: cuts, scratches, punctures, grazes and splinters, muscular sprains and strains, minor burns, amputations and/or major bleeding wounds, broken bones, eye injuries, and shock.
We have stocked our Trade Aid Kits with contents that Safe Work Australia has deemed necessary for workplace first aid kits.
NOTE: In addition to medical supplies found in the Trade Aid Kit, you should consider whether other first aid equipment is necessary to treat specific injuries or illnesses that could occur as a result of a hazard at your workplace.
Safe Work Australia states that medication including analgesics like paracetamol and aspirin should not be included in first aid kits because of their potential to cause adverse health effects in some people including pregnant women and people with medical conditions like asthma. The supply of these medications may also be controlled by drugs and poisons laws. Workers requiring prescribed and over-the-counter medications should carry their own medication for their personal use as necessary.