Tell your employer about your food allergy before you start work, so they can consider putting strategies in place to reduce the risk of a reaction and organise anaphylaxis training for relevant staff.
Let selected workmates know that you have a potentially life-threatening food allergy and what a reaction might look like so that they can support you.
You may choose to wear some form of medical identification bracelet or necklace.
Ensure you have an adrenaline (epinephrine) injector and ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis with you at all times in the workplace (including with you if you go out for lunch) and let your supervisor and selected workmates know where you keep them.
Educate your workmates about how to recognise an allergic reaction (including anaphylaxis) and how to administer your adrenaline injector, following instructions on your ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis.
Food allergy aware catering checklist for workplace events (pdf)
Food allergy in the workplace poster (pdf)
Managing anaphylaxis in the workplace
Go to A&AA Managing anaphylaxis in the workplace
Overcoming workplace negativity
Go to A&AA Overcoming workplace negativity
ASCIA online training
ASCIA anaphylaxis first aid (community) online training
Content updated October 2021