First aid

First aid

You can find first aid support and supplies at first aid centres, in first aid kits, or from staff who have had first aid training.

Should you have an emergency on campus, call 9999. For emergencies off campus, call 000

If you require first aid for minor injuries you can find supplies and support at two locations in the University:

Security Building first aid centre: Faculty of Arts first aid centre:
C1A Y3A

First aid kits

You can also find first aid kits at locations across the campus. The kits contain basic supplies like sterile bandages and antiseptics. Look for these symbols:

First Aid Kit

First aid kit contents

Standard first aid items listed in the OHS Regulation 2001

Kit Contents

A

B

C

Adhesive plastic dressing strips, sterile, packets of 50

2

1

1

Adhesive dressing tape, 2.5cm x 5cm

1

1

-

Bags, plastic:

small

2

1

1

medium

2

1

1

large

2

1

-

Dressing, non-adherent, sterile, 7.5cm x 7.5cm

5

2

-

Eye pads, sterile

5

2

-

Gauze bandages:

5cm

3

1

1

10cm

3

1

-

Gloves, disposable, single

10

4

2

Rescue blanket, silver space

1

1

-

Safety pins, packets

1

1

1

Scissors, blunt/short-nosed, minimum length 12.5cm

1

1

-

Splinter forceps

1

1

-

Sterile eyewash solution, 10ml single use ampule

12

6

-

Swabs, pre-packed, antiseptic, packs of 10

1

1

-

Triangular bandages, minimum 90cm

8

4

1

Wound dressings, sterile, non-medicated, large

10

3

1

First aid pamphlet (approved by WorkCover)

1

1

1

Ice Pack*

1

1

1

Resuscitation mask, disposable*

1

1

1

* Additional supplies required for Macquarie University kits.

What first aid kit does my workplace need?

Kit A

For construction sites at which 25 or more people work and for other places of work at which 100 or more people work.

Kit B

For construction sites at which less than 25 people work and for other places of work at which less than 100 and more than 10 people work.

Kit C

For any place of work, other than a construction site, at which 10 or less people work.

Note: Some areas may need specialist first aid kits or supplies due to the nature of work or materials worked with. These should be added to the kits' supply listing.

Defibrillators

There are two different models located at 11 locations across the University. There are two mobile units as well. Each model has instructions as to the correct method of use. Defibrillators are located at:

First aid room

Y3A

MUSE

C7A

Campus Medical Centre

F10A

Australian Hearing Hub

S2.6

Sports and Aquatic Centre

W10A

Campus Hub

C10A

75 Talavera Road

 

First Aid Room

Y3A

Library

C3C

MGSM

E14A
Security building C1A 

EpiPens

The University does not supply EpiPens for use on campus with the exception for staff who, due to the nature of their role, may be develop a severe reaction following contact with an allergen source.

Where a person is suffering an allergic response, first aiders should assist that person to self-administer their pen. If the person is unable to administer the shot, a first aider should administer the EpiPen.

Find a first aider

First aiders are University staff who have been trained in first aid. The university has first aiders who can assist you with your general first aid needs. If they are unable to assist you they will call for support. Additionally, all security staff are trained in first aid and able to assist you.

Find a first aider here

Want to be a first aider?

The role of a first aider is to provide immediate first aid to sick and injured employees, students and visitors to the University.

Major responsibilities

  • Administering immediate aid to sick and injured person(s) on University premises in accordance with the principles of first aid.
  • Maintaining patient confidentiality.
  • Documenting any first aid treatment administered in the First Aid Treatment book.
  • Monitoring access to the first aid/rest room (where applicable).
  • Maintaining and cleaning first aid/rest rooms as required.
  • Notifying Health and Safety when changing location, taking extended leave or electing to cease being an FAO.
  • Maintaining first aid kits on a monthly basis and ordering stock as required.
  • Maintain current contact details near the first aid kit and ensure OH&S notice boards are kept up to date.

Key attributes of the role

  • Enthusiasm for being a first aider and in providing first aid services.
  • Ability to deal with injury and illness to others.
  • Ability to relate well to others.
  • Has a reasonable level of physical fitness.
  • Be in a role that allows the officer to be summoned from their normal duties at short notice.
  • Has a high level of permanence in their work location.

Qualifications

  • Possess an approved first aid certificate or equivalent.
  • Ensure the qualification remains valid by renewing it prior to its expiration.

If you are interested in becoming a first aider, please contact Health and Safety.

First aid training

First aid training is available on the following dates.

General

Course dates for 2018

  • 23 February
  • 11 April
  • 17 May

Advance resuscitation

Course dates for 2018

  • 24 April

CPR Refresher

Course dates for 2018

  • 11 April
  • 24 April
  • 17 May

Enquiries

Health and Safety Unit
Risk and Assurance
Building C5C

T: +61 (2) 9850 9725
E: ohs@mq.edu.au

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