- Ensure your current First Aid Certificate Information is posted at your Department's First Aid Station (include your room location, phone extension and expiry date).
- As a first aider you are expected to respond to first aid emergencies within the limits of your training.
- Arrange without delay medical assistance (911, Health Services ext. 84096, off campus health care) unless injury is so minor it can be handled without professional attention.
- Render appropriate first aid and CPR until transportation of casualty to further medical care, if necessary.
- Discharge treatment without endangering the life or health of the casualty or first aider (includes immunization).
- If the injury or illness is related to the workplace or a study/lab assignment then a UW Injury/Incident Report shall be filled out. Send completed form to the Safety Office.
- Report any first aid supplies needed to the Person in Charge of the First Aid Station.
Please Note: If you are transferred to another department please contact the Safety Office at ext. 33587.
Person(s) in Charge of First Aid Stations/Kits
- Check on condition of first aid station regularly.
- Inspect first aid station kits every 3 months ( Jan., April, July and Oct. recommended).
- Record date of inspection on the inspection card.
Liability Protection for First Aiders
The Good Samaritan Act is an Act to that protects persons from liability in respect of voluntary emergency medical or first aid services.
This law provides that when you act reasonably as a first aider under the conditions of the emergency, that you cannot be held responsible for an injury. In addition, UW employees are covered under UW's liability insurance.
Following a first aid emergency incident, support is available to assist first aiders dealing with possibly distressing reactions. To contact Crisis Intervention call:
Counselling Services x 32655
Health Services x 33544
UW Police 519-888-4911 or x 22222, 24 hour service