Burns occur very commonly at home and in the workplace but they can vary considerably in severity. You’ll need to understand the different types of burns in order to be able to treat them effectively.
Minor burns or first degree burns usually only affect the outer layers of skin and will not break the skin. Second degree burns can affect both the outer and lower layer of skin and the result is often blistering and swelling. Third degree burns are much more serious and will go through to the deeper tissue and can cause nerve damage and discolouration of the skin.
The severity of the burn will determine the treatment that is required and what degree of burn you have suffered. For the majority, cooling the area down is a priority, but for more severe cases or if you are unsure, you should seek professional medical attention.
The majority of burns happen at home or in the workplace. We stock a wide range of first aid kits and supplies specifically designed to be able to treat minor burns. We also stock first aid kits specifically for catering and kitchen environments, in a choice of sizes, where the risk of burns is higher.
Supplied in a bright red storage box, this comprehensive first aid kit has all of the essential medical items for fast and effective relief from scalds and burns.
A medium sized first aid kit for catering environments, compliant to BSI standards. Supplied in a premium box with a wall bracket.
The Burn Gel is non-adherent, sterile and the water-based hydrogel formula is designed to soothe and cool minor burns and scalds, as well as relieve pain and aid recovery. The dressing helps to keep the cooling gel in place whilst it keeps the wound hydrated and protected from infection. The perfect addition to any first aid kit, especially for those in a working kitchen environment.
We hope that this information has been useful and that should you need to treat a burn in the future, you will have some knowledge about what to and not to do. You can also be fully prepared to deal with minor burns when you purchase one of our first aid kits. Please remember that if you are ever in doubt or the burn is more serious, then you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.