The provision of first aid facilities and the training of First Aid Officers to assist workers who suffer an injury or illness in the workplace is an essential part of WHS management. All staff need to ensure that they are aware of the closest first aid kit and first aid personnel.
The Organisational Unit also needs to provide first aid coverage for those workers who are required to undertake field or remote work which is not easily accessible to emergency medical facilities.
The First Aid in the Workplace Policy can be found on the University website at First Aid (Word 387.5KB) and the procedure for appointing a First Aid Officers is available at First Aid Officer. Currently the Organisational Unit makes their own arrangements for the provision of first aid training and kits. You can book training online via two well know providers, Australian Red Cross at Redcross training or St John Ambulance at St John.
The First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice provides information to identify the number of first aid kits, their contents and the number of trained first aiders required in your workplace.
List of UTAS First Aiders
The location of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) is shown on campus maps for the North and South via the following links;
Information about how AED operate is included in first aid training. The Laerdal website also provides a short video demonstration.
The Work Health and Safety Unit also has a loan DVD and training AED unit. The DVD is available for anyone to borrow. The AED training unit is available to First Aid Officers and Elected Health Safety Reps.
An AED is now available for hire from Campus Services. The AED can be hired for one week at a cost of $30 and up to a maximum of 3 weeks for $50. For more information and to hire the AED please download and complete the Equipment Loan Agreement and forward to Campus Services, Private Bag 35, Hobart, Tasmania 7001.
Authorised by the Director, Human Resources
22 November, 2013