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Australian Snakes, Snake Bandage, Snake Bite -

Getting bitten by a snake is a terrifying and unquestionably painful experience, but it does not have to be a death sentence. How you react after you’ve been bitten is the difference between life and death  The number of Australian venomous snake species is very high,  and many  produce enough venom to kill a dozen men with a single bite,  but luckily the mortality rate for snake bites is not as high as might be thought. Only a couple of people die every year from snake bites in Australia which is down quite a bit from the 13 that it...

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PPE, Workplace -

Only 13% of employers are compliant with the First Aid national code of practice (This code of practice requires employers to implement training for first aiders, first aid procedures and have sufficient first aid kits and signage) Over 65% of employers are unaware of their obligations under the First Aid code of practice Only 31% of Australian workers feel confident in how to response to a workplace first aid emergency Less than 50% of workplaces offer First Aid training to their employees. (Source: Steve McLeod,CEO,Fire & Safety Australia www.fsaus.com.au) If you want to substantially reduce the risk of your workers not...

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Emergency tips, How to, snake bites -

There are many common fallacies around the treatment of a snake bite and it is critical to know what to do in an emergency.  There are around 3,000 reported snakebites each year in Australia, resulting in 500 hospital admissions and an average of two fatalities.  Here are the Do's and Don'ts when it comes to snake bites.

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Snake Bandage, Snake Bite, Snakes -

In Australia there are about 3,000 snake bites per year, resulting in about 500 hospital admissions. (Weldon, 2017)
While many receive antivenom, on average, two per year will prove fatal. About half the deaths are due to bites from the brown snake and the rest mostly from tiger snake, taipan and death adder.

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Find out the 10 Most Important Things you need to add to your kit for survival in the Outback (or anywhere for that matter).

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