First aid

First aid can mean the difference between life and death. As a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU), you have specific obligations relating to the provision of first aid at your workplace. 

This page provides guidance on first aid for heat-related illness. It includes what to do in the case of dehydration, heat rash and cramps, and fainting. If you think a person may have heat exhaustion or heat stroke, call an ambulance immediately. 

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.  

This model Code of Practice has been developed to provide practical guidance for persons who have duties to manage risks to health and safety under the WHS Act and Regulations applying in a jurisdiction.