Overview

WorkSafe Victoria, in collaboration with key stakeholders, is undertaking the review of the First aid in the workplace compliance code 2008 on behalf of the Victorian Government.

The First aid in the workplace compliance code (First aid code) provides practical guidance to employers on how to comply with their duty to provide and maintain, so far as is reasonably practicable, a working environment that is safe and without risks to health.

The First aid code has been updated following technical review and extensive stakeholder consultation to reference the current state of knowledge and better reflect Victorian work practices.

Public comment

The proposed First aid code was made available for public comment from 22 January 2020. A copy of the proposed First aid code can be downloaded from the Document Library below. A summary of the proposed changes has been provided in the frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Employers, employees, interested individuals and the public were invited to provide their comments by close of business Tuesday 18 February 2020.


How to make a submission

Submissions could be lodged electronically using an online form, by email or by post.

Online submissions: Complete the online submission form below

Email submissions: Email your submission using the Word submission form to legislation@worksafe.vic.gov.au.

Post submissions: Mail your completed Word submission form before the 18 February 2020 to:

Director
Legislation, Policy and Information Services
WorkSafe Victoria
P O Box 279
Geelong Vic 3220

Please note, all submissions will be treated as public documents and will appear online unless clearly identified as being confidential.


Online Submission Form

Do you consent to WorkSafe publishing your submission? Required

All submissions will be treated as public documents and will be published online unless clearly identified as being confidential. Where the submission is from an organisation, WorkSafe will publish the organisation's name, not the author's name.

If yes, have you obtained consent from the third party individual/s to include their personal information in your submission?

If you have not obtained consent from the third party individual/s, WorkSafe may elect not to publish your submission or may redact third party information from your submission.

Does your submission contain personal information of any third party individual/s? Required
Can WorkSafe contact you about your submission? Required

WorkSafe may use the information you have provided to inform you of further development of the proposed compliance code.

Please provide your general comments on the proposed First aid in the workplace compliance code. Where possible, please indicate the part and section of the compliance code you are commenting on.

Do you have any specific comments in relation to the section titled, 'Introduction'?

Do you have any specific comments in relation to the section of the compliance code titled 'Option 1: Prescribed approach?

Do you have any specific comments in relation to the section of the compliance code titled 'Option 2: Risk assessment approach'?

Do you have any specific comments in relation to the section of the compliance code titled 'First aid kits, rooms and equipment'?

Do you have any specific comments in relation to the section of the compliance code titled 'Appendices'?

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

Disclaimer: To the full extent permitted by law, WorkSafe does not accept liability for any loss or damage or for any claims whatsoever arising in any way from any party making a submission or any third party included, identified or named in a submission in any way or form.

Collection Notice: WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe) collects and handles personal information in accordance with Victorian privacy laws and principles.

Your name and contact details are collected by WorkSafe for the purpose of identifying and responding to your submission or comments on the proposed First aid in the workplace compliance code. Your feedback will be considered and applied to the proposed code where appropriate.

If you do not wish for your name to be published with your submission, please tick the relevant check box in the submission form.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this project, please email legislation@worksafe.vic.gov.au. To access or correct the information you have provided, please contact privacy@worksafe.vic.gov.au.