Manage first aid in the workplace

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTFA403A, 'Manage first aid in the workplace'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Establish a workplace first aid facility


Plan a first aid facility in the workplace to address workplace and legislative requirements


Identify potential workplace hazards and assess associated risks as a basis for determining first aid resource requirements


Identify and prepare first aid equipment and resources required to address identified workplace requirements


Identify personnel requirements in line with legislative and workplace requirements


Establish and maintain links with relevant first aid bodies and professional organisations to maintain currency in the field and for referral purposes


Access and provide information in the workplace to encourage risk minimisation and facilitate access to first aid facilities as appropriate


Manage a workplace first aid facility


Monitor and maintain availability of adequate resources to support workplace first aid response


Conduct regular inspections of stock and equipment to ensure currency and operational readiness in line with workplace requirements


Ensure equipment is recovered and reprocessed and that waste is disposed of safely according to legislative and workplace procedures


Ensure equipment and resources are stored and maintained in line with relevant legislation and manufacturer's/supplier's instructions


Contribute to the review of risks in the workplace and validation of organisation policies and procedures relating to the provision of first aid


Contribute to planning for response to major workplace incidents


Deploy appropriate equipment, resources and personnel to ensure timely and effective first aid response in line with workplace requirements


Use safe manual handling techniques


Manage workplace first aid records


Ensure documentation is completed as required according to legislation and workplace procedures


Maintain first aid records in line with legislative requirements and workplace security practices


Send relevant documents to appropriate bodies in line with workplace and legislative requirements


Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with privacy principles and statutory and/or organisation policies


Evaluate the provision of first aid in the workplace


Evaluate management of workplace incidents and develop an action plan in consultation with relevant parties to improve first aid response in the workplace if required


Participate in debriefing/evaluation in order to improve future operations and address individual needs


Ensure first aid response is provided in a culturally aware, sensitive and respectful manner


Implement and evaluate workplace management procedures in accordance with risk assessment


Formulate and review contingency planning to identify and select alternative management principles and procedures as required

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTFA403A appears in the following qualifications:

  • BSB30707 - Certificate III in Occupational Health and Safety
  • FPI40310 - Certificate IV in Timber Truss and Frame Manufacture
  • FPI40205 - Certificate IV in Timber Processing
  • FPI40105 - Certificate IV in Forest Operations
  • FPI40410 - Certificate IV in Timber Truss and Frame Design
  • FPI30605 - Certificate III in Timber Merchandising
  • RGR40408 - Certificate IV in Racing (Greyhound Trainer)
  • RGR40708 - Certificate IV in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)
  • RGR40508 - Certificate IV in Racing Services (Racing Administration)
  • RGR50408 - Diploma of Racing Services (Track Management)
  • RGR50108 - Diploma of Racing (Racehorse Trainer)
  • RGR50208 - Diploma of Racing Services (Racing Administration)
  • RGR50308 - Diploma of Racing Services (Steward)
  • RGR40108 - Certificate IV in Racing (Racehorse Trainer)
  • CUF40107 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media
  • CUF40307 - Certificate IV in Broadcast Technology