Ensuring that first aid is provided to ill or injured workers is an
essential part of your duty of care.
If an incident occurs in your workplace, you must ensure that first aid
is provided until either:
the injured person recovers; or
more advanced car arrives.
The rapid application of first aid to an ill or injured worker can reduce
the severity of their illness or injury, and can also reduce the amount
of rehabilitation needed later on.
First aiders must have a valid nationally recognised first aid
certificate from a registered training organisation.
You must provide first aiders with refresher training at least once every
3 years so they retain the qualification.
A first aid kit should have a white cross on a green back ground to
comply with Australian standards. A red cross on a white background
is a logo for the Australian Red Cross and should not be used in a
Phone numbers of emergency services should be clearly displayed near your
first aid kit and in other appropriate locations e.g. staffroom.
For further information check the link below and the relevant legislation
in your State.
Australian Resuscitation Council