Understanding your first aid requirements

01 April 2022

Understanding your first aid requirements

You are not alone if you are unsure whether your workplace meets all requirements under the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Act and Regulations. Over the years there have been a number of gaps within South Australian workplaces ranging from lack of equipment and facilities, to not having enough or any nominated first aiders, to first aid qualifications not matching the level of risk. We are here to breakdown the complexities of compliance around First Aid in the workplace.

Workplaces must meet Safe Work Australia’s minimum requirements for first aid equipment and facilities for their staff, volunteers, contractors, subcontractors and visitors, with their First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice stating the type and quantity of essential first aid equipment necessary in different settings.


First Aid Kits

• First aid kits suitable for all office and outdoor environments
• Various sizes and applications, including wall mounts
• Durable design including soft and hard cases
• Fully customised options available
• Waterproof kits

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

PPE recommended for use includes:

• Face masks
• Hand sanitiser
• Surface wipes

Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT)

Rapid Antigen Test kits are now available to purchase through the St John SA online shop, while stocks last.

• COVID-19 self-testing
• Very high sensitivity
• Results within 15-20 minutes
• TGA approved

St John SA offers a range of first aid kits and supplies to assist with your workplace safety needs. All first aid kits are currently 15% off with 10% off of first aid kit restocking services – email supplies@stjohnsa.com.au to order. *

*This offer excludes grade 2 surgical masks as these are already on sale at 50% off RRP. Terms and conditions apply. Not in conjunction with any other offer.