Safe Work Australia has recently published a new model Code of Practice: First Aid in the Workplace. Members of the FAIA executive were very surprised by the information provided, and consider the impacts to be quite serious and potentially damaging to first aid training.
FAIA has written to Safe Work Australia in a joint communication with other members of the First Aid Council, outlining the first aid industry’s concerns with the new Code. We are awaiting a response from Safe Work Australia. FAIA will advise its members of the outcome as soon as this is known.
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