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First Aid Room Setup

Supplier: Medilife

This is not an exhaustive checklist of what is required to be in a First Aid Room, however it is designed to illustrate the approach you should take in regards to planning for first aid.

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Please refer to OHS Regulation 2001, to note the first aid room minimum requirements for certain types of workplaces.
 
Furniture and fittings:

  • Wash basin with hot and cold water supplies.
  • Cupboards for storage of medical requirements, dressings and linen.
  • Desk, work bench or dressing trolley.
  • Telephone.
  • Electric power points.
  • Lockable filing cabinet for storage of records.
  • Suitable seating.
  • Couch (waterproof surface) with blankets and pillows.
  • Moveable screen, suspended curtain, or a door that can close for privacy needs.

Medical requirements:

  • Examination table.
  • Examination lamp.
  • Stretcher, lifting frame or similar device for transporting patients.
  • A suitable container for safe disposal of needles or other sharp implements.
  • A suitable container fitted with disposable bag or liner for soiled dressings and gloves.
  • First aid kit appropriate to the workplace.
  • Sufficient supply of soap and disposable towels, trays, gloves and bowls.
  • Information
  • Details of the first aid plan.
  • Names and contact numbers for first aiders, and external emergency organisations (e.g. 000, hospitals, Poisons Information Centre, local medical service).
  • Current edition of an occupational first aid handbook approved by WorkCover

Additional items or equipment may also be required, depending on the outcomes of the first aid assessment.

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