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First Aid Officer

First Aid Officer

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As a First Aid Officer in Australia's forest and timber products industry you could be responsible for the safety of people working in some challenging environments in one of Australia’s most sustainable industries.

There are also opportunities for first aid officers in regional or metropolitan locations, so you can choose the lifestyle that suits you.


A typical first aid officer’s role may include:

  • Providing high quality first aid service when required

  • Promote safety in the work environment

  • Assist in the provision of injury management advice

  • Assist developing safety procedures

  • Be fully conversant with operation and maintenance of all equipment

  • Contribute to ongoing training of staff

  • Work closely with the OH&S Officer to develop procedures and deal with issues

  • Develop trust and a positive working environment.


The First Aid Officer is responsible for providing best practice first aid services to the employees of their organisation.

Ideal Attributes

You should have excellent communication skills, be able to motivate and encourage fellow employees, implement risk management policies and have a high level of professionalism.


Current Occupational First Aid Certificate (Workplace Level 3) or equivalent.
Employers in the forest and wood products industry are very supportive of ongoing training and skills development.


Potential employers of first aid officers in metro and regional Australia include:

  • Forestry contractors

  • Sawmillers

  • Wood processors

  • Wood product manufacturers.