What is the liability of a first aider?

Q: If a first aider with current first aid qualifications is appointed to administer first aid in the workplace, will he or she be exposed to possible legal action for providing first aid?

A: A first aider will not be exposed to liability for efforts made in good faith to assist an injured person. Liability will only arise if there is a reckless disregard for the safety of others or unreasonable lack of care.

Please note: The answer is correct at the time of publishing. Be aware that laws may change over time. Refer to First aid for current advice.

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