The portable national workplace kit is durable and robust making it suitable for large work sites that are prone to dust and wet areas. The kit includes industrial quality products which are colour coded to help identify what is needed in an emergency. The portable kit is suitable for a wide variety of industries such as work and tradesman’s vehicles, rural and remote areas, recreational activities and sporting clubs. A number of factors that need to be taken into account when choosing what first aid should be provided for a workplace. Requirements will vary for all workplaces and will depend on factors such as the workplace size and location, nature of work and the number of people onsite.
The National Workplace Kits are designed to assist with a self-assessed workplace rating of "High Risk" under the Safe Work Australia First Aid Code of Practice. High risk work includes scaffolding, dogging and rigging work. It also involves using cranes, forklifts, reach stackers, boilers and boom-type elevating work platforms. In most instances if you carry out high risk work you will need a licence to undertake that type of work. In the event of a serious injury or illness, quick access to the kit is vital. First aid kits should be kept in a prominent, accessible location and able to be retrieved promptly.