Model Code of Practice: First aid in the workplace


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This model Code of Practice provides guidance on providing first aid in the workplace. 

It includes information on: 

  • first aid kits 

  • procedures 

  • facilities 

  • training for first aiders.  

In this model Code, the word:  

• ‘should’ indicates a recommended course of action, and  

• ‘may’ means an optional course of action. 

The words ‘must’, ‘requires’ or ‘mandatory’ mean that the courses of action are compulsory. 

Check with your local regulator to find out if this Code of Practice has legal effect in your jurisdiction. 

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Model Codes of Practice


Health, illness and disease
Managing health and safety
Model Work Health and Safety Laws
The work environment
First aid
Model WHS Laws
Working in heat