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Workplace amenities and first aid

Amenities are facilities essential for the welfare or personal hygiene needs of employees. They prevent the spread of germs and disease, prevent ill health from exposure to contamination and meet the basic human needs of employees.

Workplace amenities include toilets, rest rooms, shelter sheds, seating, dining rooms, change rooms, drinking water, personal storage and washing facilities.

Amenities must be kept clean, secure and maintained in good working order.

First aid

The provision of first aid facilities is necessary to protect the health and safety of workers in the event that they are injured or become ill at work.

Provision of first aid means providing first aid kits and, depending on the workplace, having a trained first aid officer/s, a first aid room/s or an OHS or medical centre.