Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Defibrillator

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.

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable and easy-to-operate medical device that analyses an unconscious victim’s heart rhythm and automatically delivers an electric shock if they are having a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

An AED will not deliver a shock unless its built-in computer detects a shockable heart rhythm.

AEDs are provided for use by UWA and UWA-affiliated first aid trained personnel to assist in the resuscitation of staff, students, contractors and visitors as necessary. In the absence of trained personnel a witness of a sudden cardiac arrest could act in the first instance by opening the lid of the AED and pushing it back till it locks and follow the voice and text prompts.

Please call (+61 8) 6488 2222 in the event of a SCA or any other emergency.

All uses of the AEDs must be reported to UWA Security and Parking (+61 8 6488 3020) and UWA Safety and Health (+61 8 6488 3938).

There is a twice-yearly maintenance and service contract on all defibrillators.

Locations

The University has a number of AEDs at the following locations:

Area Responsible Location Contact
55 Broadway Building Wall-mounted - 1st Floor, Room 1.23 (west wall of main staircase) Pierre Murat (+61 8) 6488 3615
Albany Centre Wall-mounted - Albany Centre Reception east wall Paula Phillips (+61 8) 9842 0810
Anatomy Wall-mounted - Anatomy Reception 1.05, north wall Dijana Tesic (+61 8) 6488 3237
Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts – Nedlands Campus Wall-mounted – Entrance to Cullity gallery (inside near fire panel) Graeme Warburton (+61 8) 6488 1551
Barry J Marshall Library Wall mounted – Front Desk Megan Sutherland (+61 8) 6488 6717
Business School Wall-mounted – Reception Western Wall Maryann Evetts (+61 8) 6488 5905
Centre for Sleep Science Wall-mounted – in the monitoring room G03 Kath Maddison (+61 8) 6488 8689
Claremont Gym (Hakea) Wall-mounted – G12 Ground floor Gym Building 5 Aalia Visram 0439 152268
EMS - Engineering (Bldg 224) Wall-mounted – in the large foyer area Paul Stanwix (+61 8) 6488 8517
Forrest Hall Wall-mounted – in the cupboard opposite the Kitchenette on the ground floor Rochelle Gunn (+61 8) 6488 5598
Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre AIMS – Level 4 Room 138 Max Rees (+61 8) 6369 4024
Ken and Julie Michael Building Wall-mounted – 1st floor foyer near elevators Markus Dolensky (+61 8) 6488 5072
Medical Centre Wall mounted – Treatment Room Sharon Almeida (+61 8) 6488 5897
Myers Street Building Wall-mounted - Ground Floor, Room G08 (Building Workshops) Derek Imrie (+61 8) 6488 2019
Oral Health Centre Wall-mounted – 3rd Floor, Admin Foyer Robin Ford (+61 8) 9346 7646
Oral Health Centre Wall-mounted – 2nd Floor, Lift Foyer Robin Ford (+61 8) 9346 7646
Oral Health Centre Wall-mounted – 1st Floor Entrance, specialist clinic Robin Ford (+61 8) 9346 7646
Oral Health Centre Ground Floor – Opposite lifts Robin Ford (+61 8) 9346 7646
Oral Health Centre – Oral Surgery E Block SCGH Wall mounted - Ground floor Robin Ford (+61 8) 9346 7646
Oral Health Centre Wall mounted - Basement, next to lift Robin Ford (+61 8) 9346 7646
Oral Health Centre – Bunbury Wall-mounted - In the Clinic near main entrance Robin Ford (+61 8) 9346 7646
Physics Wall-mounted - In the Physics Atrium on the ground floor John Moore (+61 8) 6488 2005
QEII Medical Centre – M Block Wall-mounted - In the foyer Brett Tizard (+61 8) 6457 2316
Reid Library In cupboard – Ground Floor Entrance, Information Desk Kael Driscoll (+61 8) 6488 3656
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry - Bayliss Building Wall mounted – Alcove adjacent, chemical store Greg Allen (+61 8) 6488 4400
Security and Parking Security Vechicle Garry Jones (+61 8) 6488 1205 / Security (+61 8) 6488 2222
Shenton Park Field Station Eastern Laboratory Rebecca Kerr (+61 8) 6488 2716
Sport Science, Exercise and Health Wall-mounted – Pool area First Aid Room ground floor Christian Wachmer (+61 8) 6488 7313
Sport Science, Exercise and Health Wall-mounted – South building 1st floor outside lab 1105 Christian Wachmer (+61 8) 6488 7313
Sport Science, Exercise and Health Wall-mounted – Water Polo storage room G113 Christian Wachmer (+61 8) 6488 7313
Sport Science, Exercise and Health Wall-mounted – North Building ground floor entrance foyer Christian Wachmer (+61 8) 6488 7313
Sports and Recreation Centre Wall-mounted – Front Desk Sharu Chandra (+61 8) 6488 2306
UniClub Wall mounted - Main Entry Gary Ellis (+61 8) 6488 2660
UWA Sports Park (McGillivrary) Wall-mounted – Ground Keepers Office Aalia Visram 0439 152268
UWA Sports Park, Hockey Centre (McGillivrary) Wall-mounted – In a locked and alarmed room - room unlocked and unalarmed during Hockey Superturf bookings and Hockey WA Fixtures Aalia Visram 0439 152268
UWA Water Sports Complex Wall-mounted – First Aid cupboard (2nd door on left) Robert Herriman (+61 8) 6488 7661
Winthrop Hall Wall-mounted – Northern stairwell between Winthrop Hall and Undercroft TBA (+61 8) 6488 3938