Your questions answered: Do we have to include epipens in first aid kits?

By Portner Press on February 14th, 2019
  1. Fire, Emergency & Incidents
  2. First aid in the workplace

 

Q
Is there any legal requirement to provide an epipen in a first aid kit in the workplace?

 

A
It is our understanding that epipens are prescribed medication and therefore it may not be possible to include them in first aid kits as they need to be specific to an individual.

If an employee requests that the business keep their epipens in the first aid kit, and you agree to that request, you may need to consider obligations to train your first-aiders in the administration of the epipens.

Further information is set out in the Safe Work Australia’s Model Code of Practice: First aid in the workplace.

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