Work Health and Safety

First Aid

The provision of first aid facilities and the training of First Aid Officers to assist anyone who suffers an injury or illness in the workplace is an essential part of WHS management.

The Organisational Unit also needs to provide first aid coverage for those  who are required to undertake field or remote work which is not easily accessible to emergency medical facilities.

The First Aid in the Workplace Procedure (PDF 161.6KB) and the First Aid Minimum Standard (PDF 154.0KB) is available for further information. The form for appointing a Designated First Aid Officer is also available. 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:

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

Automatic External Defribillator (AED) Information

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 (PDF 202.0KB) and forward to Campus Services, Private Bag 35, Hobart, Tasmania 7001.