First Aid Management
Find the names of your department's local first aiders posted in each building near exits and lifts.
All security staff are trained in first aid. Call security on +61 3 8344 6666 or free call 1800 246 066
Health & Safety: First aid requirements and Health & Safety - Establish first aid needs process set out the guidelines on the management of and the delivery of first aid at the University.
Become a First Aider
First aiders provide initial emergency treatment and life support for people suffering injury or illness.
First aiders are appointed by managers/supervisors in each area. If you would like to become a first aider, please discuss the opportunity with your manager/supervisor. First aiders must have recently completed training in order to listed as a first aider. Please also inform your building's Chief Warden and your local Health and Safety Business Partner who may need to include your details on building emergency information posters.
First aid training prepares you with the knowledge and skills to provide emergency pre-hospital care to injured or ill persons. You can get advice on choosing the right course by consulting your health and safety business partner. The available first aid training sessions include:
- Provide First Aid (Level2) . Includes CPR – HLTAID003
- Provide Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – HLTAID001
Information for on the Day
Please ensure that you:
- Have created a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and have it ready to supply to the trainer on the day. If you do not have one yet you can register for a USI online or if you already have a USI, please bring it on the day. If you do not supply a USI to the supplier, you will not receive a certificate
- Have completed your online pre-work for Provide First Aid (Level 2). If you have enrolled for the training and have not yet received the pre-work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org - Please note CPR does not have any required pre-work
- Have assessed yourself to be physically capable of kneeling on the floor for at least 5 minutes to practice CPR on a manikin
- Wear comfortable clothing for the training as you will be involved in simulation first aid situations which require ease of movement. These simulations may also involve the use of simulation aids such as makeup, fake blood, fake smoke etc. All simulations aids are 100% safe and approved for use in simulation training. Makeup and fake blood does not stain clothing, but it is advised that participants do not wear clothes made from delicate material
- Bring a pen, some paper, water and food on the day of your training (lunch is not supplied)
Training Enrolment and Dates
Continuing, fixed term and casual employees of The University of Melbourne, who are nominated as a first aider by their supervisor, have access to this funded training. For training dates, enrollment and session information please navigate to the TrainME course catalogue
If you are an employee / member of an entity affiliated with the University (eg. UMSU, GSA, Student Clubs, UoM subsidiary companies) or a student and would like to join a training session, email email@example.com stating the date and course you wish to attend. We have negotiated with the supplier to pass on our corporate prices of $45 for CPR training and $90 for Provide First Aid. The supplier will send you a invoice directly for payment.
Please note that managerial approval is required for this training. If you are having issues with the enrollment, please visit the TrainME support page.
Dates CPR Provide First Aid (Level 2) Campus Monday, 17 September 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm 9am - 4:30pm Parkville Wednesday, 10 October 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm 9am - 4:30pm Parkville Friday, 26 October 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm 9am - 4:30pm Parkville Thursday, 8 November 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm 9am - 4:30pm Parkville Tuesday, 20 November 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm 9am - 4:30pm Parkville Wednesday, 5 December 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm 9am - 4:30pm Parkville Monday, 10 December 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm 9am - 4:30pm Parkville
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are used to provide first aid to a person experiencing suspected sudden cardiac arrest (heart attack). Training is recommended before using them, but not required. Please follow the instructions packaged with the machine, as well as the standard operating procedure below.
A number of Zoll AED Plus model defibrillators are available around Parkville and Southbank campuses.
- Standard Operating Procedure - Zoll Automated Electronic Defibrillator Plus
- Automated External Defibrillators: Parkville and Southbank Campus Locations
If you are looking to purchase a new AED for your area, please contact the Health and Safety Team for advice on preffered models, pricing and instalation.
First Aid Kits
You can maintain first aid kits and equipment in a number of ways, including:
- as part of the scheduled workplace inspection program undertaken by the members of the inspection team
- use of a dedicated first aid kit and equipment inspection schedule
- use of a contracted first aid kit and/or equipment service provider
First aid kit replenishment supplies are available from preferred suppliers such as Complete Office Supplies in iProcurement or Chemical Store (Building 153). There is a First aid kit basic contents document published which can assist you.
Specialist first aid supplies are also available in iProcurement. Suppliers include:
Assessing First Aid Requirements
Common first aid risk assessment forms:
Specialist first aid requirements
Where a local area has additional risks to those identified in the first aid risk assessment templates, additional risk assessment is required. Specific first aid risk assessments can be included within the first aid risk assessment form. Additional first aid requirements may include specific risks such as:
- remote location first aid
- car/excursion first aid
- burns module
- eye module
- snakebite module
- hydrofluoric acid module
- cyanide first aid
- oxygen therapy and resuscitation equipment, and
- defibrillation equipment.