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Event First Aid

REGULATION AND LICENCING
OF
EVENT FIRST-AID COMPANIES

As of 1 October 2021, all companies wishing to provide commercial first-aid services within the State of Victoria are now required to have a license to operate.

EFAAFS is licensed to provide such services at Intermediate Level and employ a range of staff qualifications up to Paramedics. Please click on the picture (below) to download the Government's Clinical Practice Guidelines that EFAAFS is able to provide at public and private events.

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To hold an Event First-Aid Provider Licence, operators must comply with a range of regulations that are found in the Non-Emergency Patient Transport and First Aid Services Act 2003.  These regulations which EFAAFS meets and exceeds, include but are not limited to:

  • $20 million public indemnity insurance.

  • maintain an accredited quality assurance plan.

  • provide written documentation of staff qualification.

  • ensure staff have the medical clinical credentialing to work.

  • maintain a written scope of clinical practice for staff. 

Why the introduction of Regulations

Australia has a long history of first-aid coverage at events being covered by volunteer organisations including St John, Red Cross; or the State’s emergency services at significant cost to the event organisers. Only recently have the options for the provision of first-aid and fire coverage been moved into the commercial market following the desire of event organisers for more competitive pricing, better options, and for more specialised services and equipment aimed solely at their event rather than a “one fits all” service.

 

With the allowance of commercial providers into the Event First-Aid industry, there has until now been little to no regulation of providers, and no regulatory body to monitor the industry.  Worksafe provides a Code of Practice of what first-aid rooms/facilities should provide, but this is not enforceable by Workcover or any other form of legislation. This has led to many varying standards being provided at public and private events.  One such concern has been the  ‘backyard providers’,  offering services at minor and major events with nothing more than a person with a 2-day first-aid qualification, no insurance, limited first-aid equipment (ie not even a Defibrillator), and operating out of the boot of a car or an open gazebo with the patient being treated in full view of the passing public.  Other providers may use an ambulance for the first-aid facility, which disappears when it is required to attend to a patient and leaving the public without a first-aid station.  The Event Fire coverage has also suffered similar issues with some Event Providers attending major events with significant fire risk but armed only with a few hand-held fire extinguishers and no fire training qualification.  

 

As a result of some event providers providing such substandard levels of service, the Victorian Government in early 2019 established a committee to investigate the introduction of an ‘Act of Parliament’ to regulate Event Providers operating in the industry.  This legislation was introduced on 01 October 2021 and now regulates Event First-Aid Providers to ensure that only those companies who meet the legislated standard, and are licenced with the new State-regulated authority, are permitted to provide such services. 

 

This new Act of Parliament and the new standards benefits Event Organisers as they will know the Company they contract meets minimum levels of service and facilities, and the public will be better protected in the case of a medical emergency.  No more is the ‘back of a ute’ or a ‘few fire extinguishers' considered an acceptable standard.

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For further information, please contact us on:

       

Phone:   0419 363 752

Email:   faaft@bigpond.com.au

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