Compliance Code: First Aid in the Work Place - Victoria


This compliance code provides practical guidance on how to comply with your obligations under Victoria's occupational health and safety legislation to provide first aid facilities in your workplace. This compliance code has been made available solely as a source of practical guidance, to contribute to the industry state of knowledge and assist those who must comply with health and safety laws.

The information is particularly relevant if you are an employer. It is also relevant for health and safety representatives (HSRs) and employees. It uses examples and tools you can apply to your own situation.

The code includes information on:

  • the employer's duties for providing first aid facilities
  • the 2 optional approaches that can be used to comply with the compliance code
  • practical measures employers can use to implement Option 1: Prescribed approach
  • practical measures employers can use to implement Option 2: Risk assessment approach.

Complying with this code may not necessarily mean compliance with your duties and obligations.

Service type

Code of Practice

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Other resources

Act(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

Contact details

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