Your questions answered: Are workers entitled to a first aid allowance?

By Portner Press on October 8th, 2019
  1. Fire, Emergency & Incidents
  2. First aid in the workplace

Q
Does an employer need to pay a first aid allowance to a non-award employee who is paid above award rates?
A
An employee will not be entitled to a first aid allowance if they are not covered by an award or enterprise agreement that stipulates an entitlement to a first aid allowance. This is because an entitlement to a first aid allowance does not exist under the National Employment Standards.

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