First Aid at Work
The University has a duty under the First Aid at Work Regulations to provide first aid for its staff. It is also the University’s policy to extend this provision to include students, visitors and members of the public, whilst on our campuses.
First aiders have been trained to a high level of competence on HSE approved courses. They receive refresher train every 3 years.
First Aiders are trained to manage an emergency, provide emergency treatment to injured persons and remain with them until professional medical help arrives.
First aiders are not able to provide professional medical treatment, provide diagnoses or dispense medicines.
What to do if you or a colleague needs first aid at work
- Contact your nearest first aider.
- If necessary call for an ambulance and advise Estate Patrol (01392263999 OR Ext 3999) (Streatham and St Luke's Campuses); or in Cornwall (Penryn Campus) contact Reception on 01326 370400. If an ambulance is called, also advise the Health and Safety Office (01392 269340) as they will need to investigate and collect evidence.
- Ensure that a University Accident / Incident Report form is completed and sent to the Health & Safety Office. This is normally carried out by the First Aider but can be done by any member of staff.
If you wish to become a University First Aider please contact the Health & Safety Office.