The University of Newcastle, Australia

First aid

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*Information about the location of defibrillators will be updated soon.

We have over 100 qualified first aid officers across our campuses, as well as at other University staffed sites.

First aid officers:

  • provide first aid assistance to staff, students and visitors
  • ensure first aid kits are stocked
  • report incidents and list first aid provided in the online incident report
  • provide assistance in the event of an evacuation

Become a first aid officer

First aid officers are vital to all of our workplaces and facilities. Being a first aid officer is a rewarding role and provides a first aid officer's allowance on top of your normal salary. If an organisational unit identifies that a first aid officer is needed, nominations are called and anyone within that unit can put their name forward. Nominations are considered by the Head of School/Director and a name is submitted to the Health and Safety Team.

Health and Safety Guideline 7.2: First Aid

Please contact the Health & Safety Team via email or call 4033 9999 (#5) for further information.