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First Aid Officer Responsibilities

What is the role of a First Aid Officer?

A First Aid Officer is responsible for monitoring and maintaining first aid facilities in their office, administering first aid and assisting the WHS Site Officer (where the WHS Site Officer is not also the First Aid Officer), in monitoring and reporting WHS risks and incidents.

Which locations need a First Aid Officer?

Senators and Members are required to nominate a First Aid Officer for each electorate, Ministerial and capital city office located outside Parliament House. Senators and Members are not required to nominate a First Aid Officer for their office in Parliament House, as there are existing First Aid arrangements in place.

Who should be nominated as a First Aid Officer?

The nominated First Aid Officer must:

It is preferable, but not essential, that the employee has existing skills, training, experience and interest in carrying out First Aid Officer duties.

How and when do I nominate a First Aid Officer?

A Senator or Member nominates a MOP(S) Act employee by completing Form 144: Work Health and Safety (WHS) Roles Nomination.

A Senator or Member must nominate a First Aid Officer when the position becomes vacant in their office.

What are the responsibilities of a First Aid Officer?

The responsibilities of the appointed First Aid Officer will vary slightly depending on the nature of the office in which they work. However, irrespective of their office’s individual circumstances, each First Aid Officer must:

First Aid Kit Content Checklist

Items on the first aid kit content list should be ordered directly through OfficeMax, with the assistance of the nominated ordering officer in your office.

What training is available to First Aid Officers?

All First Aid Officers will receive on-going training to assist them to fulfil the requirements of the role, and meet eligibility requirements for corporate responsibility allowance.

This includes training to obtain and maintain accreditation to the level of ‘ Provide First Aid’, and annual CPR refresher training.

Corporate Responsibility Allowance

First Aid Officers will receive payment of corporate responsibility allowance (CRA) of $20 per fortnight, once they have completed their 'Provide First Aid' training.

The continued payment of CRA requires First Aid Officers to:

If a Senator or Member nominates a new First Aid Officer, payment of CRA to the existing First Aid Officer will cease from the date that the new First Aid Officer completes his or her First Aid training.

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