Compliance code: First aid in the workplace

This compliance code provides practical guidance on how to comply with your obligations under Victoria’s occupational health and safety legislation to provide first aid facilities in your workplace.
Last updated

Sep 2008

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PDF, 1.29 MB

Document length

32 pages

What it contains

Employers have specific duties and obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act) 2004 and Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (OHS Regulations) 2017 for providing appropriate workplace first aid facilities.

Note that on 18 June 2017, the OHS Regulations 2017 replaced the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007, which expired on this date. This compliance code has not yet been updated to reflect the changes introduced by the OHS Regulations 2017. Complying with a compliance code made in relation to the old regulations may not necessarily mean compliance with a duty under the new regulations.

This compliance code has been made available solely as a source of practical guidance, to contribute to industry state of knowledge and assist those who must comply with health and safety laws.

This information is particularly relevant for you if you are an employer. It is also relevant for health and safety representatives (HSRs) and employees. It uses examples and tools you can apply to your own situation.

It includes information on:

  • the employer’s duties for providing first aid facilities
  • the 2 optional approaches that can be used to comply with the compliance code
  • practical measures employers can use to implement Option 1: Prescribed approach
  • practical measures employers can use to implement Option 2: Risk assessment approach

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