First aid requirements should be assessed prior to the trip to determine the number and level of training required of First Aiders present on a fieldtrip.
For all fieldwork activities in the metropolitan area, it is a requirement to have at least one first aid trained First Aider personnel on the trip. For undergraduate or postgraduate coursework field trips, it is within the duty of care of the university that this person/people are staff members in a supervisory capacity. While participating students may choose to provide a first aid response in the case of an incident they should not be made responsible for first aid equipment or counted in the following ratios.
The following is a guide:
Groups up to 10 people - 1 person trained in Apply Provide First Aid (Level 2) or higher
Groups of 11 to 30 - 2 persons trained in Apply Provide First Aid (Level 2) or higher
Groups of 31 to 60 - 3 persons trained in Apply Provide First Aid (Level 2) or higher, plus an extra trained person for every additional 10 people above 60