As a child care professional, particularly at a management level, you are aware that the early childhood education industry is highly regulated. First aid in the workplace is essential as is ensuring your centre is compliant in meeting first aid requirements.
A first aid qualification at work is a must for any industry, but having a first aid certificate at work is a National Regulation in child care, as per ACECQA. To ensure your child care service is compliant, you first need to know what the requirements are. Our checklist can help.
First aid in the workplace — Child care checklist
- Ensure service has an appropriate number of first aid kits stored in readily accessible places
- First aid kits should be fully stocked with no expired items
- All staff must be aware of the location of the first aid kits
- Ensure all staff members at the service hold a current approved first aid qualification
- All staff members should have current CPR qualifications
- Maintain a system to monitor currently of staff first aid qualifications including renewal every three years for first aid, every 12 months for CPR
- Ensure staff members have current approved anaphylaxis training
- Ensure staff members have current approved emergency asthma management training
If you need further guidance on being a first aid compliant child care service, click here for more information on what is required.
Choosing a first aid course at work
Training with Practical Outcomes means you can study a first aid qualification at work, thanks to our online learning portal. This enables child care professionals to be well on the way to getting a first aid certificate at work or other convenient times, prior to the practical workshop component.
Our nationally recognised courses cover all areas of first aid in the workplace, with one first aid course dedicated to the child care industry’s needs.