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First Aid Coordinator

  • Location: Broome WA
  • Commitment: Regular - less than 6 months
  • Category: Indigenous Australians
  • Suitable for
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Requirements

    -Hold appropriate First Aid qualification
    -Hold or willing to apply for a current volunteer “working with children” check (if required)
    -Good organisational skills
    -Strong understanding of Saltwater Country activities, especially those with the potential for people to be injured or require first aid
    -Communicate effectively and possess good interpersonal skills
    -Maintain confidentiality on relevant matters

Prior to the event -Recruit people willing to undertake the role of first aid officers throughout the year -Co-ordinate access to First Aid training for those who require the training or refresher training. -Undertake an audit of first aid equipment and first aid kits to determine if replenishments or repairs are required
-Keep a register of who all first aid kits and medical equipment has been provided to and their contents. -Audit first aid kits 1 month before the event and purchase supplies as necessary -Before the event check with the Health & Safety Coordinator that the Ambulance is booked for the whole event and additional first aid equipment has been ordered. -Check first aid equipment.

**During the event ** -Continually review the contents of the first aid kits, replenishing as required. -Continually review Saltwater Country activities to ensure suitably qualified first aid officers are always in attendance at Saltwater Country training and competitions -Ensure safety procedures are being adhered to throughout the year (e.g. ambulance access protocols etc.) -Report safety incidents to the Health & Safety Coordinator

Post event -Participant in the event debrief -Collect all first aid kits and medical equipment and review for completeness and functionality -Create a list of medical suppliers and what items are normally purchased from each, detailing any contractual terms or conditions -Provide an indication to the committee of the likely cost of replenishing and or replacing medical supplies and equipment for the following season.