QIP Nudges

First Aid Kits

By June 20, 2022 June 22nd, 2022 No Comments

Welcome to our weekly quality improvement support series for 2022.

“It’s our polite nudge in the ribs to help you and your team stay organised and on task.”

This week’s subject is: First Aid Kits

Element 2.1.2: Health practices and procedures

Effective illness and injury management and hygiene practices are promoted and implemented

It’s imperative that services develop and maintain a consistent routine of auditing and restocking all First Aid kits available at the service, including portable kits, to ensure that they’re always suitably equipped while children are being educated and cared for. Consider keeping a register/checklist of the contents of each kit, which includes expiry dates for all items. 

What practices does your service have in place to ensure that your first aid kits are always fully stocked? Are these practices documented in your Administration of First Aid Policy and Procedure?

The approved provider must ensure that an appropriate number of first aid kits are kept, and that they are suitably equipped and relative to the number of children at your service.

Ensure that your first aid kits are clearly labelled, are easily recognisable and easily accessible to adults in all areas of your service. Consider conducting a risk assessment to determine the most appropriate locations, number of first aid kits and suitable contents for your first aid kits. Use a first aid kit checklist from a reputable source as a minimum of what to include in your kits and add to your kits based on the findings of your risk assessment.

When determining how many first aid kits is suitable for your service, consider the following:

  • the number of approved places at your service
  • the physical environment and layout of the service
  • the proximity of rooms to each other
  • the distance from outdoor play spaces to indoor spaces or to the nearest first aid 


First Aid in the Workplace- Code of Practice

A Guide to First Aid Kit Contents

Adrenaline Injector storage, expiry and disposal

Within System7 go to Quality Area 2/Module 8 to submit self-assessment notes and if required, open a QIP issue if you identify any areas of improvement.

The Childcare Centre Desktop has a range of resources to assist services with first aid kit compliance. These include a First Aid Kit Inventory Checklist (LDC, FDC, OSHC), First Aid Kit Fact Sheet, Administration of First Aid Policy (LDC, FDC, OSHC) and Procedure (LDC, FDC, OSHC), First Aid Officer Position Description and much more. 

Resources, NQS Element, Regulation and System7 links:

Childcare Centre Desktop – Childcare Centre Desktop

National Quality Standard – QA 2/ 2.1.2- Health Practices and Procedures

National Regulations –  89136168 (2)(a)(iv)

System7 Module – QA 2/ Module 8

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