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 Dean of School/Director or Head of 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.
List of current first aiders
information sheet for university first aiders
AEDs are provided by the University at the following campuses:
Merchiston Campus: adjacent to disabled toilets - bottom of stairs
Sighthill Campus: left hand of reception outside lift
Craiglockhart Campus: left of reception desk
In addition to the above locations, AEDs are also located in a number of other areas throughout the University.
• [EN]GAGE, Sports Centre, Sighthill Campus - located behind reception desk
• School of Applied Sciences, Sighthill Campus - outside room 3.C.13
• School of Applied Sciences, Sports Centre, Sighthill Campus - 0.F.07
First Aid Policy