Workplace Compliance Audits

The penalties now facing businesses that fail to comply with the new legislation is quite severe, so the importance in getting everything in order is greater than ever.

Having a first aid kit is a key part of achieving compliance. Access to these kits must be easy, with their contents properly managed and adequately stocked at all times. Automated external defibrillators and eyewash stations may also be required.

According to the WHS laws, all business owners must:

  • provide first aid facilities that are adequate for the immediate treatment of injuries that arise at the place of work.
  • ensure first aid facilities include a first aid kit appropriate for the number of employees on each site and work environment.
  • ensure first aid kits are maintained in proper condition and the contents are replenished as necessary.
  • ensure first aid kits are regularly checked to ensure the contents are as listed and have not deteriorated or expired.
  • ensure first aid kits have a white cross on a green background with the words 'First Aid' prominently displayed on the outside.
  • ensure first aid kits are located at points convenient to the work force and where there is a risk of injury occurring.
  • provide at least one first aid kit on each floor of a multi-level workplace.
  • provide each work vehicle with a vehicle first aid kit.

If you are unsure if your workplace is compliant under the current First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice, please contact our office on 8349 8063 for a free onsite audit.

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