News & Views

5th November 2021

Updated First Aid Compliance Code

WorkSafe have released the Compliance Code update to the 2008 edition of First Aid in the Workplace.

New additions include the recommendations that first aid kits should include asthma-relieving inhalers and epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPens) as well as improved training for first aid officers so that they are better able to help people facing mental health challenges.

While compliance with the code is not mandatory for Victorian employers, those employers that comply with the code are taken to have met their relevant duties under the Victoria’s Occupational Health and Safety legislation.  The First Aid in the Workplace Compliance Code is available on the WorkSafe Website.