Information and Booking

Trainers: Claire O Brien (Occ. Health) with contributions from POD, EDIC and Security
Cost: Internal - no charge. Please check our cancellation fees before booking.
Duration: 1 hour
Format: Online

27 September - 13:30 – 14:30
Read before you book: Bookings must be made by First Aid Coordinators (FAC). Please contact your local FAC if you need further information.

Booking Via First Aid Coordinators only

Departmental First Aid Coordinators (FACs) play an important part in ensuring the College meets the requirements of The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. The duties of the FACs are outlined in College First Aid Policy, which encompasses both physical First Aid and Mental Health First Aid.

This is an exciting first opportunity at the College for FACs to come together on MS Teams, share their thoughts, and discuss real-world issues given the hybrid working environment.

Key areas

  • What is new in the First Aid Policy? (Occ. Health)
  • Overview Mental Health First Aid - course booking arrangements (EDIC)
  • First Aid Needs Assessment in a Hybrid Work Environment. ( Health)
  • Prior mandatory completion of e-learning for FAWQ and Fieldwork First Aid. (Occ. Health & POD)
  • AED update - location of equipment and management of regular checks and accreditation. (Security & Occ. Health)
  • Safe Zone. (Security & Occ. Health)
  • Offsite Working and Fieldwork First Aid – real-world issues. (Occ. Health)

Essential Information

Departmental First Aid Coordinators (FACs) are an essential resource in ensuring first aid arrangements are carried out:

  • Undertaking and reviewing the department's assessment of first aid needs;
  • Monitoring numbers of first aiders so enough suitably trained first aiders are available;
  • Assisting with the recruitment of departmental first aiders and scheduling of training;
  • Inducting new First Aiders;
  • Communicating with departmental first aiders;
  • Organising, stocking and replenishment of first aid supplies; Maintaining up-to-date notices on the local first aid arrangements;
  • Liaising with Faculty Safety teams, Departmental Safety Managers, Building Managers and the College's central Health and Safety teams and arranging supplementary training where this need is identified by local or fieldwork first aid risk assessment;
  • Undertaking and registering weekly and monthly checks on all locally provided Automatic External Defibrillators (AED).