Safety, Health and Wellbeing

First Aid

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

We provide consultancy and other services to promote best practice and legislative compliance in all University and related activities.

First Aid can be defined as the emergency treatment of illness or injury in order to maintain life, to ease pain and to prevent deterioration of the patient's condition until professional medical help can be obtained.

Assisting an injured person
Understand the steps to be followed to ensure both your safety and that of the injured person.
First Aid Policy
Heads of School, Section or Unit are responsible for ensuring that each workplace at the University is provided with sufficient first aid facilities and personnel.
Asthma First Aid kits
Asthma is Australia's most widespread chronic health problem, affecting more than two million Australians.
Allergic reactions
Allergic reactions can vary from mild to severe and requiring immediate medical attention.
Wheelchairs
The issues you should take into account when assessing situations where the use of wheelchairs is appropriate.
Needlestick injury
UWA staff should be aware of safe disposal procedures for needles and syringes and emergency action to take in the event of a needlestick injury.
Defibrillator
Information on the portable medical device that analyses an unconscious victim’s heart rhythm and automatically delivers an electric shock if they are having a sudden cardiac arrest.
First Aid Officers
Contact numbers for UWA's First Aid Officers.
Become a First Aid officer
Details of the requirements to become a First Aid Officer.
Eyewash and emergency showers
UWA's policy on the provision and maintenance of personal protective equipment.

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