Are you prepared for an Emergency within your workplace?
Are you prepared for a medical emergency in your business? What would you do if your staff member is unconscious, not responding, or breathing at your workplace?
Under the Work Health Safety (WHS) laws, employers have a legal duty to maintain reasonably safe work environments. The WHS laws require employers to provide workers access to first aid equipment and be equipped when dealing with medical emergencies.
In the event of an employee being unconscious, not responding or breathing it is vital to stay calm and follow the following procedure:
- Call 000 for an ambulance.
- Perform CPR
- If required, shock using a defibrillator as soon as possible to restart the heart.