The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

Robert Gordon University has suitably trained personnel to provide First Aid at work.

To contact a first aider visit or dial your location building reception.

Where First Aid is administered, these events should be reported to the Health and Safety Department via the Accident and Incident Reporting pages.

Accident and Incident Reporting

First Aid at Work Policy

This policy is written as an extension of the University's Policy Statement for Health and Safety, endorsed by its Strategic Management and Governors.

Policy Statement

The Robert Gordon University will undertake to ensure compliance with the relevant legislation with regard to provision of first aid to all employees and to ensure best practice by extending the arrangements as far as is reasonably practicable to students and others who may also be affected by our activities or inured on University premises.

Aims/Objectives

This policy will be achieved by:

  • Ensuring there are a sufficient number of trained First Aiders on duty and available for the numbers and risks on the premises.
  • Ensuring there are suitable and sufficient facilities and equipment available to administer first aid.
  • Ensuring the above provisions are transparent and clear to all who may require them.

Responsibilities

  • The Head of Occupational Health and Environmental Safety will ensure that the First Aid Policy and Procedures are reviewed from time to time.
  • The Head of Occupational Health and Environmental Safety will ensure that suitable and sufficient assessments are carried out to ascertain first aid needs.
  • Heads of School / Department in liaison with Lead First Aiders will ensure that minimum numbers of First Aiders, identified in the first aid assessment, will be provided.
  • The Head of Occupational Health and Environmental Safety will ensure that First-Aiders, as identified by Schools/Departments, are offered training to a competent standard, which includes refresher training.
  • Heads of School/Department will ensure that arrangements are in place for a suitable budget for training and re-training of First Aiders.
  • The Head of Occupational Health and Environmental Safety in liaison with the Estates Director will ensure that suitable first aid equipment is provided.
  • The Estates Director will ensure suitable first aid notices are displayed in RGU buildings, giving information on access to first aid support.
  • Heads of School/Department in liaison with Lead First Aiders will ensure the suitable first aid notices are displayed, which detail names of First Aiders and contact information.
  • First Aiders will ensure that all first aid treatments are recorded using the Accident / Incident reporting system.
  • Heads of School/Department will ensure that the policy is followed for first aid arrangements are catered for in examination rooms and other activities such as project work and field trips.
  • The Head of Occupational Health and Environmental Safety will ensure that audits are carried out periodically to ensure the effectiveness of first aid arrangements.

Arrangements

  • Records of the assessments will be held by the Head of Occupational Health and Environmental Safety.
  • First aid course booking forms will be processed by the Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Department.

First Aid Procedure