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Do I need remote first aid?

Remote first aid is a course designed for those who live or work in remote areas where emergency medical assistance is not readily available. Delivered over a 2 day face to face course (2 days x 7 hours plus breaks) in addition to extra medical training Remote First Aid covers a variety of relevant legislation, Australian Standards and legal requirements. Private, corporate, industry specific courses are easily arranged for Remote First Aid HLTSS302-412

remote-first-aid-adelaide-australia-mining-corporate-privateAt Australian Fire & First Aid are people are our difference. Don’t hire an external provider, employ a training partner.


For information please visit the REMOTE FIRST AID tab here on our website

For course bookings please call John on  0431301872 or email him via the contact form below.

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WHS the grace period is almost over SA

Many businesses are contacting us from right across Australia, particularly in SA requesting training, safety services and PPE to ensure they are up to standard as the grace period comes to an end for businesses to be compliant with the new nationally harmonised Work, Health, Safety laws.

If your business requires advice, training or safety services please call us on (08) 8596 4243 or email your query to info@affa.net.au

WHS laws finally passed in SA

For regular followers of our safety blog it will come as no surprise that harmonised Work Health Safety legislation has recently been passed in SA. Over the past 12 months we have maintained close links with Safework SA and have kept you up to date with the latest news, predicting several months ago that the legislation would pass during spring 2012 with an early 2013 start date.

WHS was finally passed as legislation last week on Thursday 1 November 2012 and will come into effect on January 1, 2013. We can only image that many business owners will be panicking at the thought of what the new legislation means for them, especially in light of the fact that penalties have tripled and for the first time can include a jail term for individuals who flaunt the system.


From the many conferences and information sessions we have attended on the subject to the experiences of our customers in NSW, NT and QLD, we can assure you all of a few things.

To ensure your business is on track to meeting the new legislation next year, the best place to start is right here with this article >   WHS how can I be ready? It is a no nonsense guide to preparing your business for the changes that are coming.


For those of you looking to engage new providers of safety services, training or buy new PPE to bring your company up to standards, ensure you are dealing with a reputable provider. We have become very aware in this country of fly by night businesses cropping up in industries for the short term to make a quick $ when the government introduces either a cash bonus or new legislative requirements such as  Solar Companies, Insulation Companies & restoration/building companies in flood/cyclone damaged areas. Our new online safety store (whsstore.com.au) is still under construction, however we have access to over 300 items of common PPE and safety equipment at below retail cost, please feel free to email us for a price if you looking for something info@affa.net.au


Personally my best advice is to know and understand the Australian Standards, industry requirements and other laws which govern your industry and be sure that you are compliant with what they require. Do not take the word of a provider; the onus is upon you to ensure you are receiving the correct information. One of the most significant changes to a common legislation that affects all businesses with premises that is either open to the public or employs more than 1 non family member is AS3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities. The training requirements in section 6.1 of this standard have now become a requirement under WHS and require all staff trained to assist in an emergency situation (first aiders, wardens etc) to undergo some form of training not less than once, in every 6 month period. Don’t get caught out updating your first aid every 6 months, contact us now to find out how to meet these new requirements without breaking the training budget.


THe pasing of WHS in SA leaves on WA and VIC lagging behind, click here to read the official announcment from Safework SA

Buy Batteries Now!

The 2012/2013 Daylight Saving period is almost upon us with clocks due to move forward 1 hour on October 7th 2012



This is an early reminder to change your batteries when you change your clocks, so it’s a great idea to add batteries to your shopping list this week! We’ll remind you again in the week leading up to the change of time, in the meatime don’t forget Monday October 1, 2012 is a public holiday here in SA and our office will be closed.