The University recognises that people at work can suffer injuries or be taken ill. Regardless of whether the injury or illness is caused by the work they do or not, it is important to be able to provide immediate attention and call an ambulance in serious cases. First aid at work covers the arrangements in place to ensure this happens. It can save lives and prevent minor injuries becoming major ones.
First Aid Rooms
The University has a First Aid room at each of the main campuses. These are located as follows:
Merchiston B04 (opposite room B2 by double doors to library)
The number of designated First Aiders are determined based on the Health and Safety requirements within work areas and are agreed by the Head of School/Service. Based on these numbers we have a number of employees to undertake First Aid Training, and hold current accreditation to be able to provide First Aid attention in the event of an incident at the University.
This is the schedule of current Trained First Aiders. (updated March 2017)
Documents of interest
First Aid Policy
For further information on accident reporting, please review the relevant page within Health and Safety.