If you are a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) you must ensure your workplace provides workers and anyone else attending your workplace with access to appropriate first aid equipment. You must also ensure that your workers have access to an adequate number of persons who have been trained to administer first aid – refer to page 4 of the First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice.
Determining your workplace needs
The exact composition of your first aid equipment (first aid kits and other equipment used to treat injury and illness) and the number of trained first aiders will vary depending upon the size and location of the workplace and the risks and hazards associated with the work being undertaken – refer to page 6 of the First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice.
You should undertake a risk assessment to assist in determining your first aid requirements. This should include consultation with your workers to take their views into account. The basic elements of a risk assessment are: Identify, Assess, Review. Refer to page 6 of the First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice for a list of potential injuries associated with common hazards.