Online incident reporting
Our online incident reporting system records all hazards, near misses and injuries to ensure action can be taken and eliminates the chance of reoccurence.
The role of first aid officers is to:
Confirmation of Induction form for first aid officers
If the situation is life-threatening always call emergency services (Police, Fire, Ambulance) on 000 first, then contact Security, who will help direct the emergency services vehicles.
It is the responsibility of the first aid officer to assess whether an ambulance is required. If there is any doubt it is better to call an ambulance to be sure and then contact Security.
If the assistance of a nurse from the Health Service is required, Security should be contacted, if they are not already onsite. Security will then contact the Health Service and arrange to collect the nurse and transport them and any equipment to the injured/unwell person.
If a patient needs transport to a doctor's surgery, person's home, pharmacy or elsewhere the first aid officer should call a taxi. While acting in the capacity of the first aid officer you must not provide personal transport.
Contaminated waste must be disposed of properly. Contaminated waste is anything that comes into contact with blood, saliva, urine, or any bodily fluids. Please contact Infrastructure and Facilities Services:
T: 4921 6500
Service Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday to Friday
Office Hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
T: 4921 6500
8:00am - 4.00pm, Monday to Friday
After hours contact Security
Callaghan and Newcastle City T: 4921 5888
Ourimbah T: Security: 4348 4222
A First Aid Certificate is current for 3 years and should be renewed four weeks before the expiry date. The Resuscitation (CPR) component is only valid for 12 months and must be renewed annually.
Please ensure all certificates and documentation is emailed to USafe .
It is the responsibility of first aid officers to restock first aid kits. A risk assessment for your area will tell you the most likely risks and injuries. You should stock your first aid kit based on this assessment, the First Aid Kit contents list (PDF, 375KB) from the Health & Safety Guideline 7.2: First Aid and the St Johns kit restock order form (XLS, 36KB). University vehicles contain Trauma C kits.
To place an order for supplies, complete the St Johns kit restock order form (XLS, 36KB), you will need to use a UoN staff purchasing card and email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org. To prevent confusion and misplaced orders, please ensure your mail delivery and contact details are included on the form. A receipt or sales tax invoice will accompany your order and you should keep it for your records. Supplies can also be ordered online from St John Ambulance Australia (NSW). The order will be delivered through the internal mail system.
Changes in resuscitation practices mean defibrillation is now included as part of CPR protocols. The chance of survival for people who are electrically defibrillated less than five minutes after suffering sudden cardiac arrest increases from less than five per cent to 95 per cent (Source: AHA Guidelines).
We have purchased four defibrillators which are fully automatic, will check for a pulse and will not distribute a shock if a pulse is detected.
If you need to access a defibrillator they are located at:
Additional defibrillators are located at: