Australian First Aid has established the Australian First Aid Awards to recognise outstanding first aid performance by trained First Aiders as well as the invaluable contribution of employers who strive to achieve a safer workplace through the provision of quality first aid facilities and staff training.
Australian First Aid Awards are open to all businesses and organisations that do not conduct first aid training as a part of their business.
Awarded to a First Aider who has responded to a cardiac or respiratory arrest event in a pre-hospital setting. To be considered for this award, the First Aider must have provided cardiopulmonary resuscitation and/or defibrillation to an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally prior to intervention by emergency medical services. Achievement of successful resuscitation of the casualty with return of spontaneous circulation prior to arrival of emergency medical services is not essential to consideration for this award.
Awarded to a First Aider who has provided an outstanding response to a major first aid event, including but not limited to severe asthma, anaphylaxis, hypoglycaemia, heart attack, envenomation, hypothermia, hyperthermia, seizure or significant trauma. The expected casualty outcomes for this award will vary according to the nature and severity of the illness or injury.
Is awarded to the school that provides the most outstanding first aid training and equipment initiatives for students, staff and visitors, including initiatives for provision of first aid capability in school excursions.
The Australian First Aid Awards is open to individuals who are lay workplace First Aiders who have undertaken first aid training to enable them to provide a first aid response within their employer’s workplace or school, and to government, non-government and private organisations operating in Australia. First Aiders who are professional or volunteer first responders with an emergency service organisation are not eligible to be nominated or receive an award.
For the 2019 Resuscitation and First Aid Excellence awards, the emergency event must have occurred no earlier than 1st January 2018.