First Aid Risk Assessment in the Workplace
First aid risk assessment
So let's make 2020 the year to start reducing workplace injuries having good quality and well-supplied first aid kit onsite
First aid requirements vary from one workplace to another, so you must consider all relevant factors at your workplace when deciding what first aid arrangements you need to have in place, including:
- the type of work being carried out
- the hazards at the workplace
- the size and location of the workplace (for example, the distance between work areas and response times for emergency services).
- the number and composition of people at the workplace (for example, workers, contractors, subcontractors, volunteers and visitors).
A thorough first aid risk assessment that considers all of these factors will help you to decide what first-aid arrangements to provide. Through this process, it should become clear what first aid facilities, equipment and training are needed. Review your first aid risk assessment regularly in consultation with your workers to ensure your arrangements stay adequate and effective.
For more information
The model WHS laws impose health and safety duties in relation to first aid. You can find details of those duties in the model Code of Practice: First Aid in the Workplace.