First Aid Room Fitout and Equipments

FIRST AID IN YOUR WORKPLACE

Australian workplaces are required to have appropriate first aid equipment available and accessible for all employees. A workplace is most commonly identified as an office, warehouse, manufacturing facility or a construction site. 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.
ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES FOR WORKPLACE FIRST AID

As business operations are constantly changing to meet customer demands your workplace first aid requirements may also require adjustments. Below are just some situational examples where your first aid requirements should be reviewed.
• Process and Plant Changes - Changes in the design of your work area, worker procedures and equipment changes can impact of the type of first aid that is required.

• More People - All workers should have access to appropriate first aid, including visitors, contractors or volunteers.

• Increased Work Area - The increased overall footprint of your work area can potentially lengthen the first aid response time.

• Hazard Identification - Regular identification of varying workplace hazards can prompt necessary changes to your first aid requirements.
 
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HIGH RISK WORKPLACE

A High Risk Workplace describes an environment where workers are exposed to hazards that could result in serious injury or illness and would require first aid. Some examples include:

• Use of hazardous machinery or substances onsite • Hazardous forms of work
• Extreme heat or cold working conditions • Risk of falls

LOW RISK WORKPLACE

A Low Risk Workplace describes an environment where workers are not exposed to hazards that could result in serious injury or illness. Offices, shops or libraries are common examples and potential work-related injuries and illnesses requiring first aid would be minor in nature.

First aid requirements will vary from one workplace to the next,
depending on the nature of the work, the type of hazards, the workplace size and location, as well as the number of people at the workplace. These factors must be taken into account when deciding what first aid arrangements need to be provided.

Your workplace may require a first aid room facility if the following is true:

• A construction site with more than 100 employees, or any workplace with more than 200 employees

 Where the hazard identification and risk assessment process indicates a first aid room is needed

The contents of a first aid room should suit the hazards that are unique to the workplace. The location and size of the room should allow easy access and movement of injured people who may need to be supported or moved by stretcher or wheelchair.



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Each state in Australia provides direction and/or a method of determining your first aid needs. Check your state Authorities
Guidelines.

• ACT WorkCover
• NSW WorkCover
• NT WorkSafe
• QLD Dept. of Industrial Relations
• SA WorkCover
• TAS Workplace Safe
• VIC WorkSafe
• WA WorkSafe