- the number of first aid kits
- the contents of the first aid kits
- the level of training required by staff.
These codes of practice are available from the WorkCover/WorkSafe authority in each state
Go to the website and enter ‘First aid’ in the search box or look in the ‘Publications’ list.
- ACT http://www.worksafe.act.gov.au/
- New South Wales http://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/
- South Australia http://www.safework.sa.gov.au/
- Tasmania http://www.wst.tas.gov.au/
- Western Australia http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/WorkSafe/
- Queensland http://www.deir.qld.gov.au/workplace/
- Victoria http://www.workcover.vic.gov.au
Make a list of staff with current first-aid qualifications and detail their qualifications and note the expiry dates.
First Aid Kits
Regardless of the size/type of workplace environment you should assess the types of injuries that are likely to occur and be prepared to handle these injuries. Even in a small office environment minor injuries can occur and a first aid kit would be required along with the mandatory First Aid Register.
Even a small office requires a first aid kit and a register of injuries and incidents.
The First Aid Code requires clearly identified first-aid kits be accessible to employees.
You should list locations of first-aid kits and indicate these on a site plan.
Don’t forget vehicles used by campsite staff may also need first aid kits.
A documented record must be kept of the regular inspection and maintenance of the first aid kits.