How to become a First Aid Officer (FAO)

When an organisational unit identifies a need for a First Aid Officer in a particular location, nominations are called. The Head of School / Director then confirms nominations with the Health & Safety Team.

The nominated person must then contact Diane Bunch on ext. 17721, email diane.bunch@newcastle.edu.au, to undertake the relevant training.

It is the responsibility of the new FAO to:

  • read the FAO induction documents;
  • complete the Confirmation of Induction form; then 
  • sign and forward the form to Health & Safety, Human Resource Services for details to be entered in the HR database.  This ensures payment of the FAO Allowance is made.