Purpose of this policy
To ensure schools provide first aid support where required.
See: Major First Aid Kits
Schools must maintain portable first aid kits for:
The Department's First Aid and Infection Control Procedures and licensed first aid training providers can assist schools to decide:
- how many first aid kits they need
- where they should be located
- the contents of the kits.
See: First Aid and Infection Control Procedures
The contents of these kits depends on the:
- number of students and staff
- nature of the activities being undertaken
- location of excursions and the activities to be undertaken.
Ambulance Victoria recommends portable first aid kits should include:
- a first aid manual of a smaller size specialised, if possible, to the activities being undertaken, such as:
- Emergency First Aid: A Quick Guide, available from St John Ambulance Australia
- First aid Notes, available from Australian Red Cross
- two pairs of single use nitrile gloves
- sterile saline sachets or ampoules for irrigating eyes and minor wounds
- gauze and band aids
- a resuscitation face mask
- if possible, a device to call for assistance such as mobile phone, cordless phone, or two way radio.