First Aid Procedure

Procedure overview

1 Purpose

To provide guidance in the preparation and delivery of first aid.

2 Scope

This procedure applies to all personnel on the University campus or conducting University business.

3 Procedure Overview

First aid provides the initial attention to a person suffering an injury or illness. First aid in the workplace has a number of benefits including.

  • saving lives;
  • preventing permanent disablement;
  • improving safety awareness and preventing injury and illness in the workplace; and
  • assisting early return to work and rehabilitation.

The University has humane, legal and financial obligations to provide a first aid service for its staff, students and visitors. The University is committed to providing a first aid service that satisfies the University's obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld) and the First Aid Code of Practice 2004. The legislation sets out minimum standards for first aid in the workplace and guides the workplace in determining appropriate first aid arrangements to suit the particular needs of the organisation, taking into account the types of work performed, the nature of the hazards encountered, the likely injuries and illnesses that may occur, the number of people at the workplace, and the size, layout and location of the workplace.

4 Procedures

These procedures require that all injuries requiring first aid be treated and reported in accordance with the First Aid Procedures outlined in the Emergency Procedures Manual. Please refer to the First Aid Procedures Manual for detailed procedures and information.

Although effort has been made to provide procedures that will work in every situation, it is acknowledged that due to the dynamic nature and complexities of emergencies, not all procedures will work in all cases. For this reason it is imperative that members of the University community attain as much training as possible so they can use their initiative when situations change.

5 References

Nil.

6 Schedules

This procedure must be read in conjunction with its subordinate schedules as provided in the table below.

7 Procedure Information

Subordinate Schedules

Accountable Officer

Executive Director (Campus Services)

Responsible Officer

Executive Director (Campus Services)

Policy Type

University Procedure

Approved Date

3/6/2016

Effective Date

3/6/2016

Review Date

Relevant Legislation

Australian Red Cross, 'First Aid, Health and Safety Services Courses', 2006, Unit of Competency HLTFA301B 'Apply First Aid'

First Aid Code of Practice 2004, Department of Justice and Attorney General

Work Health & Safety Act 2011, Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel

Work Health & Safety Regulation 2011, Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel

Standards Australia 1994, Safety Signs for the Occupational Environment, AS1319-1994, Standards Australia, Sydney

Related Policies

Work Health and Safety Policy

Related Procedures

Related forms, publications and websites

First Aid Procedures Manual

Definitions

Terms defined in the Definitions Dictionary

Definitions that relate to this procedure only

Keywords

Record No

13/327PL

Complying with the law and observing Policy and Procedure is a condition of working and/or studying at the University.

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