The new Workplace Health & Safety (“WHS”) laws aim to provide all workers across Australia with a unified approach towards health and safety protection.
A national approach means greater certainty for businesses, particularly those who work across different state borders.
It also means it’s easier for you, the consumer, to ensure you are purchasing a workplace compliant kit. Gone are the days of different first aid kit requirements across all the States and Territories.
The code of practice defines first aid as:
“First aid is the immediate treatment or care given to a person suffering from an injury or illness until more advanced care is provided or the person recovers”
A Person Conducting a Business or undertaking (“PCBU”) has the primary duty under the WHS Act to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, that workers and other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the business or undertaking.