- Location: Broome WA
- Commitment: Regular - less than 6 months
- Category: Indigenous Australians
- Skilled Volunteers
- Centrelink Volunteers
-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.