R-Series explained: Making it easy to choose the right First Aid Kit

We understand how much of a headache it can be for both workplaces and our stockists to choose the right first aid kit to comply and be properly prepared. That’s where FastAid’s R-Series steps in! 

The R-Series is our unique and simple arrangement of our first aid kits into a risk-rated matrix. Our R-Series range is nationally WHS compliant, saving you the worry and confusion of specific state requirements. It’s easy!

Now let’s go a step further and explain the difference between ‘low risk’ and ‘high risk’ workplaces.

What is a low-risk workplace?

A low-risk workplace means a workplace where workers are not exposed to hazards that could result in serious injury or illness such as offices, shops or libraries. Potential work-related injuries and illnesses requiring first aid would be minor in nature.

What is a high-risk workplace?

A high-risk workplace means a workplace where workers are exposed to hazards that could result in serious injury or illness and would require first aid. Examples of workplaces that may be considered high risk are: mobile plant, manufacturing plants, construction, mining, trades, warehousing and food manufacturing.

Ok got it, so what’s next?

Once you have identified which R-Series you need for your application, follow these simple steps;

  1. Choose your R-Series (Personal, R1, R2, R3, R4)
  2. Select your industry from the filter
  3. Select your case type from the filter
  4. Identify how many kits you need (reference R-Series matrix)
  • 1 kit per separate level
  • 1 kit per separate building
  • Walking distance of 1 minute to the closest first aid kit 5. Identify any additional risks such as sharps, burns, eye injuries, biohazard risks etc
  1. You’re done!

Keep our easy-to-use flowchart handy

Download our handy easy-to-use flowchart to make it easier to choose the right first aid kit. 

Tip: apply this process to your existing first aid kits in your workplace to check whether you are compliant and properly prepared. Don’t get caught out unprepared.


Want to dive deeper into workplace first aid compliance?

Check out our handy complete guide to workplace first aid compliance for a deeper dive into the steps you need to take to ensure your workplace is 100% first aid prepared, compliant and ready to respond.

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