First Aid Training | Onsite

Supplier: Medilife
13 July, 2021

In addition to our listed Public courses, our experienced trainers will come to your workplace, school, hall, sports ground or wherever would be a suitable training place!

First aid in the workplace

As an employer or business, you have a primary duty of care to your workers.

There are things you have to do to comply with health and safety laws such as having:

  • a first-aid plan
  • an emergency plan
  • display the "If you get injured at work" poster
  • provided training and instruction
  • an injury register
  • a workers compensation policy
  • a return to work plan.

This also applies to contractors and any business engaging both volunteers and paid staff.

Find out more about the first aid code of practice here

This document is a general code and applies to all businesses in general, however, you can get specific information on specific industries to go to Your industry | SafeWork NSW

 

First aid in the workplace

You can be confident you’re meeting your obligations in your workplace by reviewing regulatory requirements at first aid in the workplace

In addition to satisfying the requirements of safe work, first aid training companies have to comply with the guidelines handed down by the Australian resuscitation Council, ARC, as well as Australian Skills Quality Authority. To be confident you’re engaging the services of an approved training company please check us out here.

  • Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the accrediting body that ensures first aid outcomes are achieved and that the student is properly informed. www.asqa.gov.au
  • The ARC is the recognised peak body in Australia for appropriate first aid treatments. www.resus.org.au

First aid certificates are valid for 3 years from the date of issue and the ARC recommends that the CPR component should be refreshed every 12 months. Some industries make it mandatory for staff to refresh CPR skills annually - eg: energy companies

The first aid certificate can be refreshed by attending a refresher course at which your skills can be refreshed and new techniques or changes to legislation learnt. Medilife conducts first aid refresher courses at several sites in Sydney as well as onsite which is the preferred option since the course can be contextualised for your specific environment.