New Code of Practice Released

As a result of the new harmonised WHS laws, many safety codes of practice have been under review. This is to ensure their compliance with the new laws and regulations and well as the outcome based focus of the new laws.

This July, Safe work Australia released a new group of endorsed codes of practice that will be adopted by the states in the coming months. Included in this group was a new first aid code of practice.

You can download the code from the Safe Work Australia website

The code includes:

  • How to do a first aid risk assessment
  • The aspects you need to consider for workplace first aid
  • Sample contents of a first aid kit

In an upcoming post we will look at some of the differences between the old code of practice and the new one.

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