First aid

Security can be contacted on +61 3 8344 6666 or free call 1800 246 066. All security staff are trained in first aid.

Find the names of your department's local first aiders posted in each building near exits and lifts.

Note: During 2020, all Provide First Aid (the minimum qualification requirement for workplace first aiders) sessions will be delivered online via TrainME. CPR Refresher training is suspended until further notice.

Requirements

Health & Safety: First aid requirements

Processes

Health & Safety - Establish first aid needs

Health & Safety - Maintain a defibrillator (AED)

Health & Safety - Maintain a first aid kit

Infection control when providing First Aid

While providing First Aid during a pandemic, remember every situation is potentially infectious. During first aid response, it is possible to interact with the bodily fluid of someone who is unwell. All first aiders should be prepared to take active measures to reduce the risk of catching and spreading the virus. These measures include:

  • Practising good hygiene, including proper handwashing
  • Wearing adequate personal protective equipment
  • Disposal of clinical waste appropriately
  • If a sharp injury is sustained, seek medical advice promptly

More information on St. John website: http://go.unimelb.edu.au/gg3r.

For advice on resuscitation during pandemic, visit Australian Resuscitation Council.