Construction Industry First Aid Education &ComplianceGuide
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First Aid Training Overview Just like any sector, construction and trades industry workers need to have minimum numbers of qualified first aiders, as stipulated by the SafeWork Australia First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice. Depending on their role and the nature of their workplace, staff may need to complete specialised training. St John offers courses specifically suited to the construction environment, including Low Voltage Rescue and Remote Area First Aid. All courses are available on-site for groups or as individual bookings. Untreated mental health conditions cost Australian workplaces approximately $10.9 billion per year. 1 This staggering figure highlights the prevalence of mental health conditions in society and the need to provide adequate support in the workplace. For every $1 that is invested in creating a mentally healthy workplace, there is a $2.30 positive Return on Investment (ROI). 2 Learn the skills to identify and assist colleagues who may be experiencing issues with their mental health by completing our Mental Health First Aid Course. 1 TNS 2014, State of Workplace Mental Health in Australia. Emerging issues
CITB price # $38
Provide CPR * Provide First Aid * HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation HLTAID003 Provide first aid
Remote Area First Aid * Occupational First Aid * HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and resources This course includes multiple units of competency Low Voltage Rescue * PFA in an ESI Environment * UETTDRRF10B Provide first aid in an ESI environment HLTAID003 Provide first aid HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations UETTDRRF06B Perform a rescue from a live LV panel HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
# CITB subsidies may be subject to change without notice.
* For more information about these courses, including units of competency achieved, options for delivery, duration and more, please visit stjohnsa.com.au/training
St John SA delivers nationally recognised training in partnership with St John Ambulance Australia Ltd (RTO 88041).
2 PwC 2014, Creating a mentally healthy workplace: return on investment analysis.
What you need to know...
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) provides access to subsidised training to make training more affordable and accessible to the South Australian Building and Construction Industry.
To receive the CITB training subsidy you will need a valid CITB number.
Provide First Aid
How to claim your subsidy:
Remote Area First Aid
Any employee working in remote and/or isolated areas
• To find your CITB number and make sure it is current and valid, visit citb.org.au • If your CITB number has expired, you must apply to have your number renewed (allow 2 business days) • Book a subsidised St John first aid course by calling 1300 78 5646 and quoting your CITB number (member pricing cannot be applied to online bookings)
Occupational First Aid
Low Voltage Rescue
SAVE ON TRAINING AS A CITB MEMBER
Mental Health First Aid
First Aid Products
First Aid Kits • First aid kits for all indoor and outdoor environments • Various sizes and applications - wallmounts and portable • Durable design including soft and hard cases • Fully customised options available
In addition to first aid training, those working within the construction and trades industry must meet minimum requirements, as outlined in SafeWork Australia’s First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice, in terms of first aid equipment available. Along with workers, businesses should also consider contractors, subcontractors and visitors to their premises. Whether staff work outdoors or in regional and remote areas will impact on the the type of first aid kits and additional modules that should be available in work sites or vehicles.
First Aid Supplies • All first aid kit items can be purchased separately • Various items also available in bulk • Sunscreen lotion, itch relief and antiseptic lotion • First aid signage • Trade-specific supplies available
Many businesses across the country unfortunately do not comply with the SafeWork Australia First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice. The Code stipulates first aid training and product requirements based on the needs of the industry and workplace. Part of this includes annual auditing of first aid kits. When was the last time you had your first aid kits audited? St John SA offers restocking and auditing services to make this process quick and easy for you.
Automated External Defibrillators
• Safe and easy to use with audible prompts • High durability models – perfect for the construction industry • Lightweight and portable
Burns Module: activities that may cause burns, e.g. heat or chemical burns Complement your standard first aid kits with modules suited to the individual workplace:
What you need to have...
Recommended: Additional kits/modules • Private vehicles for work purposes • Other high risk areas (identified through a Workplace First Aid Assessment)
Must-haves: Standard workplace kits • Office • Work site • Workshops
Snake Bite Module: important for those working outdoors and in remote areas
• Trade vehicles • Fleet vehicles
Major Bleeding Module: for significant trauma incidents
Minimum number of first aid kits required, by Workplace Risk Rating: • Low risk: 1 per 50 people • High risk: 1 per 25 people • Remote: 1 per 10 people
SAVE 15% OFF FIRST AID KITS & RESTOCKING RRP
Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at anytime, anywhere. Automated external defibrillators are safe and easy to use by any person, with or without training. St John SA has a broad range of models, and we can advise you on which model works best for your needs. SOLUTIONS 9
Why everyworkplace should consider having an AED Increase chances of survival within the workplace • 5 out of hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur in South Australia per day 5 • Less than 10% survive 6 • Defibrillation within the first few minutes increases chances of survival to as much as 70% 7 No training required to operate • Fully automated models available • Voice prompts assist through CPR and defibrillation • Unit analyses the patient’s heart rhythm and only applies a shock when required • Self-checking units for minimal maintenance Access to an AED is particularly important for those working in electrical trades or who may be at risk of electrocution. An electric shock can be a catalyst for sudden cardiac arrest. In April 2019, a Sydney electrician was killed after suffering a cardiac arrest as a result of being electrocuted on the job 4 . 4 The Daily Telegraph 2019, ‘Sydney tradies reveal unsafe worksite practices after deaths’. Early access key to survival In the case of sudden cardiac arrest, early access, early CPR, early defibrillation and early advanced life support are critical for survival. The nature of construction sites can mean that they are not always easy for emergency services to access, therefore potentially delaying treatment. Overview Sudden cardiac arrest can affect people of all ages. The only definitive treatment is a defibrillator shock, which gives the heart a chance to restore a normal rhythm. For every minute that passes without CPR and defibrillation, chances of survival decrease by 10% 3 . Therefore, having a defibrillator on-site makes a real difference in the crucial time until the ambulance arrives. 3 American Heart Association 2000, ECC Guidelines part 4: The Automated External Defibrillator.
The following model is recommended by St John SA for a range of environments.
Speedy and smart: LIFEPAK CR2 Essential
Ideal defibrillator for work sites, vehicles and offices • 8-year warranty • 4-year battery life • Fastest time to first shock
• Wi-Fi and cellular options available • IP (International Protection) Rating: 55
• Suitable for indoor and outdoor environments • Adaptive Volume Control – voice instructions adapt to cut through environmental noise • Provides clear voice prompts and CPR guidance
Def ibri l lator bundl e
Includes: alarmed wall
cabinet, AED wall sign & CPR poster
Defibrillator also available for purchase on its own
SAVE ON DEFIBRILLATOR BUNDLE $500+
5 SA Ambulance Service 2018, Restart a Heart Day, retrieved from http://www.saambulance.com.au/NewsPublications/RestartaHeartDay.aspx
6 Beck et al. 2018, Regional variation in the characteristics, incidence and outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Australia and New Zealand: Results from the Aus-ROC Epistry, Resuscitation, vol. 126, pp 49-57. 7 Perkins et al. 2015, European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015, Sec 2, Adult basic life support and automated external defibrillation, Resuscitation, vol. 95, pp. 81-99.
FREE Workplace First Aid Assessments Our dedicated St John First Aid Advisors come to your workplace and assess the risk for each site, establish the minimum requirements in terms of numbers of first aiders and the qualifications needed, as well as the minimum numbers of first aid kits and additional modules and where they should be located. We can also review your first aid procedures, or assist in developing these to meet the requirements of all your work sites. Additionally, we can give you advice on recommended actions beyond minimum requirements, such as the installation of Automated External Defibrillators and more. Restocking Services We can come to your workplace and carry out the following services to ensure your first aid kits are stocked and up to date: • Examine your stock levels and integrity of contents • Check expiry dates and restock accordingly to meet WHS regulations • Include an inventory list and audit date (as required by SafeWork Australia’s First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice) First Aid Drills Regular first aid drills keep you and your team response-ready in between first aid courses. A St John trainer can visit your workplace and run first aid scenarios with your staff. Our first aid drills are fully customisable and can be scheduled throughout the year. SOLUTIONS 11
On-Site First Aid Services Overview
Our comprehensive range of services can be delivered on-site, so there is no need for you or your team to travel across town or the state. All training courses are available on-site, but there is more: whether it be first aid compliance, first aid restocking services or annual workplace assessments, you can get all of your first aid needs covered in one place with St John SA. With first aid drills and procedures playing a crucial part in the First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice, we can also assist you in this regard to help you meet WHS legislation. Emerging issues The construction industry represents the industry with the second-highest rate of work-related serious injury claims according to Safe Work Australia 8 . Labourers, technicians and trades workers are the occupations reporting the most work-related serious injury claims 8 . These statistics highlight the importance of maintaining first aid requirements and the potential risks that may arise if correct first aid procedures and equipment are not in place. What you need to know... Common questions in workplaces include: • How do I assess first aid risks in my workplace? • How many accredited first aiders do I need? • What first aid training do I need to do? • Which resources and equipment do I need? • What about first aid procedures and drills? • Do I need to have a defibrillator? • How often do I need to do a risk assessment? St John SA can help answer these and any additional questions in a FREE, no obligation Workplace First Aid Assessment. For very remote areas we also offer over the phone support for these services (call 1300 78 5646). 8 Safe Work Australia 2018, ‘Work-related injury and disease - Key WHS statistics Australia 2018’.
We also offer resources for you to run your own drills (ask for self-managed drills).
Dedicated First Aid Advisors As part of the St John SA difference, every client will be assigned a dedicated First Aid Advisor. You will receive
personalised service, providing you with a single point of contact for all your first aid compliance needs.
In addition to your free Workplace First Aid Assessment, a free on-site demonstration can be provided with all defibrillator purchases in metropolitan areas.
FREEWorkplace First Aid Assessments
Did you know that St John SA is a self-funded charity? By choosing St John SA as your first aid provider you help us continue our charitable work in the community.