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First Aider Appointment

This letter is required for employees who have been appointed to act as First Aiders in the workplace.


R166.14 Excl VAT
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Specifications

  • Formal letter of appointment
  • Customised to include company logo
  • Includes reference to relevant health and safety legislation
  • Includes explanation of legal appointment
  • Item delivery: usually 1 - 2 working days

WHO NEEDS THIS LETTER?

This letter is required for employees who have been appointed to act as First Aiders in the workplace. They will be responsible for performing basic first aid functions in the event of an medical emergency occurring in the workplace.

WHAT IS THIS LETTER FOR?

This letter shows that a First Aider has been appointed to perform basic first aid functions for any medical emergencies which occur in the workplace, according to the requirements of the OHS Act. The letter allows these persons to act under the authority of the 16(2) in order to attend to medical emergencies in the workplace.

WHY IS THIS APPOINTMENT LETTER IMPORTANT?

This letter shows that a person has been appointed to perform basic first aid functions in the workplace. This provides evidence to an inspector that a basic structure is in place to deal with any medical emergencies which might arise in the workplace. This letter is mandatory under section 3(4) of the General Safety Regulations of the OHS Act and its availability shows that the employer is complying with these Regulations in respects of this appointment requirement. 

VALIDITY

This letter needs to be signed by the 16(2) (as the appointer) and by the appointee, dated and kept on record where it can be accessible to an inspector. A time period must be included for the appointment. Each appointee must undergo accredited first aid training in order to be competent to perform these duties.

HOW DOES THIS WORK AS A CONTROL MEASURE?

In the hierarchy of controls this letter forms part of the administrative control measures which should be in place to ensure that emergency measures are in place in the event of an emergency arising. This First Aider Appointment letter ensures that a responsible person is appointed to deal with any medical emergencies which arise within the workplace.


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