First Aid Training Understanding your first aid requirements If you are not sure whether your council meets all requirements under the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Act and Regulations - you are not alone. In fact, a 2017 survey on First Aid Readiness in South Australian local government found a number of existing gaps, ranging from lack of equipment, to not having any or enough nominated first aiders, to first aid training qualifications not matching the level of risk 1 , to name but a few examples. Minimum requirements depend on the risk rating and a number of inherent factors, making first aid compliance complex. This guide is designed to help you learn more about your responsibilities and how St John SA can help. Conquering Complexity
According to Safework Australia’s First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice, a first aid ready workplace needs to have...
... a sufficient number of accredited first aiders present Training solutions and how to access funded training
... fully stocked, up-to-date first aid resources & equipment Choose from our broad range of first aid products
... considered where defibrillators should be located AEDs suited to your workplace, vehicles and public spaces
1 LGA Workers Compensation Scheme (2017) First Aid Readiness in South Australian local government
Emerging issues The most common work cover claims are as a result of injuries occurring from body stressing, falls, trips and slips, which can happen in any workplace. 2 While the rate of serious claims for work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities has dropped since the early 2000s, the related costs have increased significantly. The percentage of costs borne by employers has also risen 2 – yet another reason to make workplaces safer.
... first aid procedures and drills in place St John SA can assist you with a range of on-site services
The Safework Australia First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice (2018) provides practical guidance to achieve compliance with the WHS Act and Regulations. St John SA refers to this Code when assessing workplaces and making recommendations specific to your situation.
The LGA Workers Compensation Scheme recognises the importance of being First Aid Ready and have made funding available to Members for first aid training. Contact St John SA for more information. Access FUNDED St John first aid training
2 Safe Work Australia (2018) Key WHS statistics Australia 2018
Here’s how we can help...
Our first aid experts make compliance easy!
Use this guide to find out more about first aid training requirements and how you can access funding for St John training courses. Whether it be training, resources, equipment, procedures or drills, we can assist with everything around first aid compliance.
Simply fill in the enquiry form in this guide or give us a call.