SafeWork SA will not take compliance action in relation to first aid training requirements where training is not available due to COVID-19.

SafeWork SA, along with all work health and safety (WHS) regulators, have agreed that no compliance action will be taken in relation to the first aid training requirements (regulation 42 of the model WHS Regulations) where first aid training is not available because of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic is significantly impacting the ability to deliver face-to-face training. Safe Work Australia is currently working with all WHS regulators to develop national guidance on WHS training and assessment, including delivery methods, for training impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Discussions are ongoing for other WHS training and assessment.

It is important that businesses remain up to date on latest COVID-19 WHS information from Safe Work Australia.