First aid training for the workplace - Curriculum and quality management for training agencies
|Publication Date:||1 January 2017|
This Standard establishes minimum requirements for a workplace first aid training program. It is intended to be used by occupational health and safety (OHS) regulators, organizations, training agencies, or other interested workplace parties. This Standard specifies requirements for, and provides guidance on the design, development, and competencies of a workplace first aid training program.
This Standard is intended for those who design, develop, deliver, maintain, and review workplace first aid training courses.
This Standard specifies requirements for workplace first aid training
a) program design;
b) competency levels (by topic and for each training level); and
c) quality management requirements.
Note: Workplace first aid training is part of a greater health and safety management system (e.g., there are obligations to also report work-related illnesses/injuries and to follow up with appropriate incident investigation). Workplace first aiders should therefore be given additional guidance by their organization related to being a first aider in a workplace setting as it relates to their workplace's health and safety policy/programs and applicable legislation.
This Standard does not include
a) workplace first aid training for members of the public;
b) workplace first aid instructor training; and
c) specific requirements for specialty first aid training courses and programs such as marine, mining, transportation, pools, school buses, etc., where specific legislation could apply.
Note: Additional industry-specific regulatory requirements might apply.
In this Standard, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.
Units of measure
The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.