First aid

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Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

36 AED have been installed across 6 campuses/locations in publicly accessible areas - click on the link above to see where they are located.

The AED, otherwise known as a defib, is very easy to use. However, if you would like you can watch a video provided by the supplier.

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.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.