October 2015

Vital Signs eNews provides the latest information and updates on first aid compliance in workplace, first aid tips for the home, competitions and the latest happenings at St John SA.


Confronting new ad set to ‘break’ the first aid barrier launches this November. It’s a confronting image, but we are trying to save lives by encouraging people to do first aid training. Life and death situations occur frequently and the scenario the advert presents - not knowing what to do and then panicking - is one that is true to life. The consequences are devastating, which is why this ad will help raise awareness of the importance of knowing what to do and when, and help us achieve our goal of training at least 10% of the SA population. View a sneak peak of the ad online.



THANK YOU! By choosing St John as your first aid provider you are helping to ensure South Australian children are provided with vital first aid skills through our FREE First Aid in Schools Program. The first aid training gave Judd the confidence to save little Matthew’s life. Read the full story... or find out more about First Aid in Schools. 



To assist businesses in maintaining their first aid kits, we offer comprehensive First Aid Kit Servicing. We check and replenish your first aid kits; affix signed compliance sticker on your first aid kit/s each visit; provide a signed inventory list of items in your kit/s; and on-going support and reminders for when your next service is due. Book an appointment today or find out more about first aid compliance in the workplace. 



It’s National Safe Work Month! As part of safe work we are educating businesses about the imporance of first aid in the workplace. We highly recommend you have as many of your employees trained in first aid because the day your first aider is away might be the day you need someone to act. We can even customise a course to suit your workplace’s needs by using scenarios most likely to occur in your industry. Show you care, book your employees into a St John first aid course! 



October 10th marked World Mental Health Day. In light of this we made a promise to… Educate people to provide initial support to those developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis through Mental Health First Aid. Earlier in the month our Mental Health First Aid trainer, Rae-Anne, featured in the media to discuss the benefits of the course.Find out more about how to become a Mental Health First Aider!