The immediate care given to someone who is ill or injured until more advanced care is provided or the person recovers. First aid provision also encompasses the identification and management of trained first aiders, resources and equipment.
A person who holds nationally recognised Statement/s of Attainment issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for the nationally endorsed first aid unit/s of competency, has been identified by the workplace as a trained first aider and agrees to fulfil the role.
Sharing of information, giving workers a reasonable opportunity to express views and taking those views into account before making decisions on health and safety matters. If workers are represented by a health and safety representative, the consultation must involve the representative. Consultation is to occur when making decisions about first aid requirements.
First aid requirements
- the number, location and contents of first aid kits and other equipment
- the type of first aid facilities needed
- first aid procedures
- the number of trained first aiders.
- types of first aid kits available
- location of first aid kits and first aid rooms
- details of people responsible for first aid kits/rooms
- names and locations of first aiders
- procedures to follow when first aid is required
- communication equipment
- reporting injuries and illnesses, including first aid
- standard precautions for infection control
- access to debriefing/counselling services
- emergency procedures and first aid
An electronic system for recording workplace incidents and hazards for the department. 'Student First Aid' functionality is now available to support the recording of first aid details for school students.
Includes visitors to the workplace who are not staff or part of the student body, namely, volunteers in the classroom, visitors to the school such as parents. It is not the position of the department to provide first aid to those who use departmental premises through a hire agreement.
Work practices that assume all blood and body fluids are potentially infectious. Standard precautions are to be used as a first-line approach to preventing infection and are to be adopted for contact with all blood and body fluids. Standard Precautions include: good hygiene practices (hand washing), use of personal protective equipment, appropriate handling and disposal of sharps and other infectious waste, appropriate cleaning and disinfection of contaminated items.