OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 11 First Aid

Section 178 Providing services, supplies, equipment

(1) An employer must provide first aid services, supplies and equipment and provide a first aid room in accordance with the applicable requirements of Schedule 2, Tables 3 to 7 or an acceptance from the Director of Medical Services.

(2) A prime contractor must ensure that first aid services, supplies and equipment and a first aid room, are available at the work site for the type of work site and the total number of workers at the work site in accordance with the applicable requirements of Schedule 2, Tables 3 to 7.

(3) Despite subsections (1) and (2), the employers and prime contractor at a project may enter into a written agreement to collectively provide first aid services, supplies and equipment and provide a first aid room for workers in accordance with the applicable requirements of Schedule 2, Tables 3 to 7 or an acceptance.

(4) If a first aid room is a temporary or mobile facility, an employer must ensure that it meets the requirements of Schedule 2, Table 4 except that

(a) the room may be used for other services if it is maintained appropriately to provide first aid, and

(b) where it is not possible or practicable to provide a supply of hot and cold potable water, a supply of cold potable water is acceptable.