Are we required to have our staff trained in first aid if we are expecting them to use a first aid kit in the event of an injury?
Question: We are a not-for-profit organisation based in WA who deliver community services to young families. A number of our programs run offsite or at externally managed facilities. We usually take a first aid kit with us when we run these types of activities. Are we required to have our staff trained in first aid if we are expecting them to use the kit in the event of an injury to a member of the public attending our programs? Our programs are aimed at children under 5 and are mainly supervised by parents or guardians of the children.
Please consider that being a not-for-profit, we are required to monitor and rationalise our budgets and may not be able to provide certified training to all staff who are required to interact with the public.
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