Australian First Aid Awards

Terms & Conditions

1. DESCRIPTION OF THE AWARDS

The Convener (“Convener”) of the Australian First Aid Awards is the APL Group Pty Ltd (ABN 69 006 928 810) which seeks to recognise Australia’s workplace first aiders who have provided an outstanding resuscitation/first aid response, along with the invaluable contribution made by employers who strive to achieve a safer workplace through the provision of quality first aid facilities and training for their staff. There are five (5) Award categories:

  1. Resuscitation Award
  2. First Aid Excellence Award
  3. First Aid Encouragement Award
  4. Employer First Aid Initiative Award
  5. Schools First Aid Initiative Award

1.1 The Resuscitation Award is for a First Aider who has responded to a cardiac or respiratory arrest event in a prehospital setting.  To be considered for this award, the First Aider must have achieved successful resuscitation of the casualty with return of spontaneous circulation prior to intervention by emergency medical services.

1.2 The First Aid Excellence Award is for a First Aider who has provided an outstanding response to a major first aid event, including but not limited to severe asthma, anaphylaxis, hypoglycaemia, heart attack, envenomation, hypothermia, hyperthermia, seizure, childbirth or significant trauma. The expected casualty outcomes for this award will vary according to the nature and severity of the illness or injury.

1.3 The First Aid Encouragement Award is for a First Aider who has provided an outstanding response to a cardiac or respiratory arrest event, where despite best efforts in chest compressions and/or defibrillation, the casualty could not be revived.

1.4 The Employer First Aid Initiative Award is for the employer who provides the most outstanding first aid training and equipment initiatives whin their workplace or community.

1.5 The Schools First Aid Initiative Award is for the school that provides the most outstanding first aid training and equipment initiatives for students, staff and visitors, including initiatives for provision of first aid capability in school excursions.

 

2. BINDING AGREEMENT

By submitting a nomination for the Australian First Aid Awards, the Nominator and the person or organisation entered (“Entrant”) agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of Entry (“Terms”) presented here.

 

3. NOMINATIONS

3.1 The person lodging the nomination (“Nominator”) must be aged eighteen years or older at the time of nomination.

3.2 A Nominator cannot nominate themselves for an award.

3.3 All nominations are to be submitted online at www.australianfirstaid.com.au/nominate/. Any supporting documentation may be sent to awards@australianfirstaid.com.au with the award category and Entrant name in the email subject.

3.4 Only one nomination per Entrant will be accepted.

3.5 For awards described at 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3, the emergency event must have occurred no earlier than January 2017.

3.6 The names of patients/casualties must be omitted unless their signed consent has been obtained.

3.7 Commercially sensitive or confidential information should be sent separately from the nomination form to awards@australianfirstaid.com.au and should be clearly marked ‘not for publication’.

3.8 Completed nominations for the 2018 Awards must be received no later than 5pm AEST on Friday 31st August 2018.

3.9 The Nominator warrants that they have all necessary rights and permissions to nominate an Entrant, that the Entrant has consented to their nomination and that all information submitted is true and accurate.

 

4. ELIGIBILITY

4.1 The Australian First Aid Awards is open to individuals who are lay workplace First Aiders who have undertaken first aid training to enable them to provide a first aid response within their employer’s workplace or school and to government, non-government and private organisations operating in Australia that have an Australian Business Number (ABN).

4.2 First Aiders with other medical or paramedical training or who are involved with provision of first aid with any professional or volunteer organisation outside of their usual workplace are not eligible to be nominated or receive an award.

4.3 Employees of the Convenor and their families are not eligible to be nominated or receive an award.

4.4 Organisations that are engaged in provision of healthcare products or services or healthcare education and licenced training partners of the Convener are not eligible to be nominated or receive an award.

 

5. ASSESSMENT OF ENTRIES

5.1 All entries are assessed in accordance with the entry requirements as set out under these Terms.

5.2 The Award Winners will be selected at the end of an assessment process coordinated by the Convenor.

5.3 The assessment panel is coordinated by the Convenor at its absolute discretion. Members of the assessment panel must sign a confidentiality agreement and declare any conflict of interest and where any conflict of interest is identified must withdraw from deliberations concerning those entries.

5.4 The Convenor reserves the right to request additional information concerning any Entrant.

5.5 The Convenor reserves the right to refuse to accept any Entrant that does not comply with these Terms or that negatively impacts the integrity of the awards program.

5.6 The Convenor reserves the right to make no award for a category if the Entrants nominated do not meet the required standard for that category.

5.7 The Convenor’s decision is final and the Convenor will not enter into correspondence regarding any award results.

5.8 The Award Winners will be notified prior to public announcement.

 

6. PRESENTATION AND PUBLICATION OF AWARDS

6.1 First Aiders who are successful in winning an award will each be presented with an individual trophy, a cheque for the sum of $250, a First Aid Fast kit and a certificate displaying the recipient’s name, the award name together with the Australian First Aid Awards logo, date of issue and signature of the Convenor’s authorised officer.

6.2 Organisations that are successful in winning an award will be presented with a plaque that can be displayed in their workplace or school, a voucher for first aid training to the value of $1,250, a First Aid Fast kit and a certificate displaying the organisation name, the award name, the Australian First Aid Awards logo, date of issue and signature of the Convenor’s authorised officer.

6.3 Organisations that are successful in winning an award will be presented with a plaque that can be displayed in their workplace or school, together with a cheque for the sum of $250 and a framed, notarised certificate as above.

6.4 Details of the award winners will be published on the Australian First Aid Awards website, including the winner’s name, organisation and the award category.

6.5 It is a condition of entry that Award Winners are available for publicity opportunities, which may include advertising features and interviews with in-house or external print, digital or broadcast media.

6.6 The Convenor will launch a media campaign to publicise and promote the achievements of the winning organisations and individuals in order to inform, educate and inspire others.

6.7 Award Winners will have the right to use the award logo for the category won to publicise their achievement through their own marketing, advertising, social media and public relations activities.

 

7. PRIVACY

7.1 Information provided by Nominators or Entrants will be kept confidential and will only be used for the purposes of the Australian First Aid Awards program in accordance with the Convenor’s Privacy Policy. Information will not be disclosed to third parties without the prior consent of the Entrant.

7.2 The names of patients/casualties must be omitted unless their signed consent has been obtained.

7.3 Any commercially sensitive or confidential information should be omitted from the body of the Nomination Form. Any commercially sensitive or confidential information must be submitted as a separate file and be clearly marked ‘not for publication’. The Convenor agrees to keep this information confidential and to use it for assessment purposes only.

7.4 Entrant details will not be published unless selected as an award winner.

 

8. AWARD CANCELLATION

8.1 The Convenor may immediately rescind an Award by written notice where:

(i) The Convenor decides in its absolute discretion that the Award Winner has or will bring the Convenor or the Australian First Aid Awards program into disrepute; or (ii) The Award Winner is found to have provided false, misleading or inaccurate information.

8.2 On withdrawal of the award, the Award Winner must cease displaying and using the award logo and any information or other documentation associated with the award within 30 days of the award being rescinded.

 

9. GENERAL PROVISIONS

9.1 WAIVER

Failure or neglect by either party to enforce at any time any of the provisions of these Terms must not be construed or deemed to be a waiver of that party’s rights under these Terms.

9.2 VARIATION TO TERMS

Terms and conditions may be amended, deleted or added to from time to time at the Convenor’s discretion and these will be published on the Australian First Aid Awards website in a timely manner.

9.3 GOVERNING LAW

These Terms are governed by the laws of Victoria, Australia and both parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Victoria.