Eye trauma is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. It is estimated that 116,000 Australians present to hospitals, emergency departments and general practitioners every year with ocular injuries. Initial treatment of many work related eye injuries can prevent serious and long-term eye damage.
Eyewash stations and specific eye wash first aid kits should be easily accessible so that eyes which have been invaded by foreign substances can be promptly irrigated and the likelihood of permanent eye damage reduced.
This kit is also a perfect way to keep your workplace compliant if an additional risk of eye injury has been identified in a risk assessment.