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First Aid

Any person on the University site may suffer injuries or fall ill. The arrangements in place for First Aid mean that someone can provide them with immediate attention or call an ambulance if needed. This can save lives and prevent minor injuries becoming major ones.

There are first aiders provided in all buildings during the normal working day and first aid cover available at all times when the University is open. This may be a person trained in "First Aid at Work", a First Aider, or someone trained in "Emergency First Aid at Work", an Emergency First Aider.

A person trained in EFAW is trained to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill at the University. First Aid training includes EFAW and also provides training on specific injuries and illnesses.

All first aiders are required to re-qualify once every three years and it is recommended that they attend an annual refresher training session.

If you need a first aider you can contact one close to you, either in the same building or one close by. Please see this list to find your nearest first aider and there is a page with guidance on the content of First Aid Boxes. In addition all Community Safety staff are trained First Aiders. There is also information available on Automated External Defibrillators, or AEDs.

For the management of a needlestick or sharps injury or potential exposure to a blood borne virus, refer to 'Dealing with a Sharps Injury'Link opens in a new window and take immediate action whilst awaiting First Aid.

Please note that the numbers of first aiders is defined by location, as when there is a situation where a first aider is needed the closest person should be contacted. As a consequence if you are a first aider and change jobs or move buildings please let us know as soon as possible in order that we can update the lists.

Wellesbourne Staff/Tenants needing a first aider (Non-Emergency)

Details of current First Aiders are available on the list of qualified first aiders, non-emergency first aid requests should not be put through the 22222 number.

See the Wellesbourne first aider poster.Link opens in a new window