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The School of Engineering aims to work in a safe manner and to prevent accidents, ill health and near misses occurring. In the event however that an accident occurs, please follow these arrangements:

In the event of an accident -

1. Assess the situation.

2. Summon help

  • If serious summon an ambulance immediately on 22222 (or 02476 522222 from a mobile)
  • Main gate - 22083
  • First Aiders are appointed across the University, for Engineering and WMG, please see the latest list below:

School of Engineering: First Aid Poster which provides information on the schools First Aiders

3. Avoid creating additional hazards or becoming a victim yourself.

4. If trained, initiate emergency procedures.

5. Protect and reassure any casualty(s).

6. Fill out an accident/incident/near miss report form or complete the on-line version:

This form should be used to report all accidents, incidents or near misses. The reason that we do this is to see if we can identify any improvements that can be made to make our University a safer place to work and study. Non reporting can result in the Engineering Department not addressing an issue which could at a later date lead to a more severe incident occurring, which could otherwise have been avoided.

Medical Emergencies

In case of medical emergencies phone ext. 22222. (Note that phoning 999 will summon help but bypasses the University system for directing the emergency services to the correct location on arrival at the University - DO NOT DIAL 999 UNLESS THERE IS NO ANSWER FROM 22222). If calling on a mobile use 02476 522222.

Reporting of Accidents, Incidents and Near Misses

All accidents, no matter how small, must be reported. In particular those accidents requiring first aid treatment MUST be reported on the form as stated. This ensures that all incidents are investigated as necessary to prevent a recurrence or situations worsening and will also ensure that the accident and treatment are logged which could be vital to any future compensation claim.

All absences due to injury or illness sustained on the University premises must be reported to School of Engineering Administration, F339 and if a member of staff, should be indicated on the Sickness Absence form which is available via Human Resources.

First Aid Boxes

First Aid Boxes are located with First Aiders and as indicated on the First Aid Poster.

If dressings (plasters etc.) are used it is the responsibility of the First Aider to replenish stocks. A stock of dressings and plasters is kept in the Engineering Stores or alternatively stocks can be ordered through the Health and Safety Advisor. A list of contents for each First Aid Box is held by the Health and Safety Advisor and will be detailed within each First Aid Box.