Australian First Aid Presents:

The Annual

To celebrate the contribution business, government and community organisations and their trained First Aid team members to workplace safety, Australian First Aid in association with APL Healthcare and Emergency Dynamics is establishing the annual ‘Australian First Aid Awards’.   These awards will recognise outstanding first aid and resuscitation outcomes, either achieved or attempted by trained first aiders.

This unique award system will also recognise the invaluable contribution of employers who strive to achieve a safer workplace through the provision of quality first aid facilities and training for their staff.

Recognition of First Aiders

We believe the commitment, courage and excellence demonstrated by first aiders in the saving of a life, or attending to challenging medical conditions and injuries of others should be recognised and rewarded beyond the obvious gratitude of the person who received the emergency care and their family. These awards will honour the outstanding efforts of first aiders who apply first aid in difficult circumstances.

Recognition of Employers

We also believe that employers should receive formal recognition for their investment and the contribution made to the safety of their employees, clients and other visitors to their workplace. These awards will honour employers who set an exemplary standard in providing for first aid in their workplace.

 

Five Award Categories

Presented in August 2019

Resuscitation Award

Awarded to a First Aider involved in successful resuscitation of a person who has suffered a cardiac or respiratory arrest.

First Aid Encouragement Award

Awarded for an outstanding resuscitation attempt in response to a cardiac or respiratory arrest.

First Aid Excellence Award

Awarded for an outstanding response to a major first aid incident involving the management of an acute medical condition, or major trauma to an individual or to multiple casualties within their workplace or community.

Employer First Aid Initiative Award

Awarded to the employer who provides the most outstanding first aid training and equipment initiatives within their workplace or community.

Schools First Aid Initiative Award

Awarded to the school who provide the most outstanding first aid training and equipment initiatives for their students, staff and visitors. This can also include initiatives for school excursions.

To be nominated for any of the first three awards, a person must be a lay workplace First Aider within their employer’s workplace or school, and not involved in first aid provision with any other professional or volunteer organisation.  The relevant resuscitation or first aid event must be recent,
occurring no earlier than January 2018.

Nominations Now Open

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