In the workplace, in order to comply with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, employers must ensure that there is adequate first aid cover in all work areas.
John Nimmo our First Aid trainer joined the Department in 2006. He undertakes all the first aid training in-house.
In 2012 John won the St Andrew's First Aid Inaugural Scottish First Aid Award for the Public/Non-profit Sector. The Scottish First Aid Awards have been created to champion First Aid in Scotland and recognise those individuals and businesses that are leading the way in its provision.
John is available for advice and guidance on any first aid issue.
Requirements under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
All First Aid training is also available to those out with the University on a fee paying basis.
Most courses are run in the Health and Safety Training and Audit Unit's excellent training facilities in Charles Stewart House on Chambers Street.
A 3 day course which provides detailed training in theoretical and practical aspects of First Aid at work.
A 2 day course to update the First Aid at Work certificate when their certificate expires after three years.
This 3 and half hour course is aimed at staff who wish to refresh their skills and knowledge having previously attained the First Aid at Work qualification.
This one day course is aimed at staff who wish to attain a basic knowledge of first aid.
The Training and Audit Unit is also able to tailor courses to your particular work area, for example, Paediatric First Aid training for the University Nursery Staff.
Please get in touch if you require specific training not detailed here.
This article was published on Oct 9, 2013