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First Aid


In the event of any illness or injury on campus, contact a trained First Aider via the Security Control Room (0131 455 4444 or internal ext 4444) or the Campus iPoint. 

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.

In the event of any illness or injury on campus, contact a trained First Aider via the Control Room (Extension 4444) or the Campus iPoint. Please provide the following information:-

- Location of injured or ill person (campus, school/service and room number)

- Details of injury or illness (e.g. faint, chest pain, broken bone)

- Extension number from which the call is being made and name of caller

Person making request must remain with the patient or make arrangements for someone else to do so until assistance arrives.

There are notices ​displayed throughout the university advising of this procedure 

First aid rooms​

The University has a First Aid room at each of the main campuses.  These are located as follows:

Craiglockhart            1/44
Merchiston               B04 (opposite room B2 by double doors to library)
Sighthill                   1.B.32



First aiders

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.  

 information sheet for university first aiders​​​​​​​​​ updated 31/08/2022



AEDs are provided by the University at the following campuses:

Merchiston Campus: adjacent to disabled toilets - bottom of stairs 

Sighthill Campus: main entrance area next to lifts

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, Sports Centre, Sighthill Campus - 0.F.07

  • Bainfield Student Accommodation reception
  • Orwell Terrace Student Accommodation reception
  • Slateford Road Student Accommodation reception
  • Security Services mobile vehicles x 2​

Defibrillator Guidance​

Further information:​

First Aid incident reporting​


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