Basic WHS Requirements

All workplaces in Australia require a first aid policy as outlined in the relevant state or territory legislation. Individuals can source details from their state or territory government websites.

Under legislation an employer is responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of all persons legally on their premises, which includes employees, contractors, and visitors.

The employee’s responsibilities include co-operating with employers by identifying and reporting hazards as soon as possible to their supervisor/managers/WHS committees.

Skills and Limitations

It is important as a first aider to be able to recognise the limitations of your skills. First aid is defined as the initial care of a sick or injured person until more qualified help arrives. Never attempt any procedure for which you have not been formally trained in.