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First Aid Kits for Childcare Centers

Providers of an Education and Care Service is required to ensure that they have suitable first aid kits for their centres. It is the responsibility of the Directors or responsible person to ensure these kits are maintained and serviced properly. Cardiac Safe ca assist with helping your Centre choose the correct kit and the number of kits required to meet your OHS obligations.

Education and Care Services National Regulations State the following.

89   First aid kits

(1)  The approved provider of an education and care service must ensure that first aid kits are kept in accordance with this subregulation, wherever the service is providing education and care to children—

(a)  an appropriate number of first aid kits must be kept having regard to the number of children being educated and cared for by the service; and

(b)  the first aid kits must be suitably equipped; and

(c)  the first aid kits must be easily recognisable and readily accessible to adults, having regard to the design of the education and care service premises.

Penalty: $2000.

(2)  A family day care educator must keep a first aid kit that is suitably equipped, easily recognisable and readily accessible to adults wherever the educator is educating and caring for children as part of a family day care service.

Penalty: $2000.


A compliance direction may be issued for failure to comply with subregulation (1).

To get assistance with your first aid kits call Cardiac Safe on 07 3286 5326 we can assist all states.

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About the Author:

Tristan is a passionate trainer in the first aid and safety industry and enjoys ensuring that the training he delivers is engaging and practical. He volunteers with the State Emergency Services Queensland, and supports the local community by offering grants and subsidies for AEDs in the community program.