A Guide to Choosing the Right First Aid Kit for Childcare Centres


Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate of NSW Department of Education and Communities has just released new Anaphylaxis Guidelines for Early Childhood Education and Care services. The guidelines are directly relevant to services regulated under the National Quality Framework, namely preschools, long day care, outside school hours care and family day care, and to services regulated under the Children (Education and Care Services) Supplementary Provisions Act 2011 and Regulation. These services include occasional care, home-based care and mobile services.

Anaphylaxis Management in Schools Ministerial Order 90


Ministerial Order No # 90 – Anaphylaxis Management in schools

The Minister for Education makes the following Order:

1. Background

1.1 Section 4.3.1(6) of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 Act contains the prescribed minimum standards for the registration of schools.

1.2 Sub clause (c) of section 4.3.1(6) states that if the school has enrolled a student in circumstances where the school knows, or ought reasonably to know1, that the student has been diagnosed as being at risk of anaphylaxis, then the school must have an anaphylaxis management policy containing matters required by a Ministerial Order.

2. Purpose

The purpose of this Order is to specify the matters that:

(i) schools applying for registration; and

(ii) registered schools; must contain in their anaphylaxis management policy for the purposes of section 4.3.1(6)(c) of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006.

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Code of Practice – First Aid in the Workplace

This Code of Practice on first aid in the workplace is an approved code of practice under section 274 of the Work Health and Safety Act (the WHS Act). An approved code of practice is a practical guide to achieving the standards of health, safety and welfare required under the WHS Act and the Work Health and Safety Regulations (the WHS Regulations). A code of practice applies to anyone who has a duty of care in the circumstances described in the code. In most cases, following an approved code of practice would achieve compliance with the health and safety duties in the WHS Act, in relation to the subject matter of the code. Like regulations, codes of practice deal with particular issues and do not cover all hazards or risks that may arise. The health and safety duties require duty holders to consider all risks associated with work, not only those for which regulations and codes of practice exist. Codes of practice are admissible in court proceedings under the WHS Act and Regulations. Courts may regard a code of practice as evidence of what is known about a hazard, risk or control and may rely on the code in determining what is reasonably practicable in the circumstances to which the code relates. An inspector may refer to an approved code of practice when issuing an improvement or prohibition notice. This Code of Practice has been developed by Safe Work Australia as a model code of practice under the Council of Australian Governments’ Inter-Governmental Agreement for Regulatory and Operational Reform in Occupational Health and Safety for adoption by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments.


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Model Work Health and Safety Regulations

The current version of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations, dated 28 November 2016, includes all amendments made since 2011.

The amendments to the model WHS Regulations do not automatically apply in a jurisdiction. For the model WHS Regulations, including any amendments, to have effect in a jurisdiction, they must be made in that jurisdiction. Review the WHS laws in your state,