Every workplace in Australia is covered by a legislated requirement to have appropriate first aid available and accessible for all employees.
In many situations trained first aiders must also be available to cover all shifts. The onus of this responsibility falls upon the employer to ensure adequate first aid is available for potential emergencies that may arise.
What constitutes a workplace?
Most would readily identify an office, warehouse, manufacturing facility or a construction site as workplaces but don’t forget work vehicles such as trucks, delivery vehicles and company cars also constitute a workplace and require appropriate first aid to be on board.
FIRST AID SITE ASSESSMENT
A periodic assessment schedule of your workplace first aid equipment will allow you to identify hazards and determine typical injuries or illness that may require rapid treatment. The assessment should also consider number of employees and work area design, as first aid should be easily accessible and available within minutes of the injury location.
First aid kits should be kept in a prominent, accessible location and able to be retrieved promptly. First aid kits should be located close to areas where there is a higher risk of injury or illness.\
MAKING FIRST AID EASY
Trafalgar’s range of First Aid Kits are designed to assist with a self assessed workplace risk assessment. Includes content recommended in Safe Work Australia, First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice*.
Need help selecting the right first aid kit?
Use our First Aid Kit Reference Guide to fine what you need
FIRST AID KIT
*The information above is provided as a general recommendation and should not be used as a substitute for information provided by your local State or Territory Work Health & Safety regulatory authority.