Human Resources

Health and Safety

AED Awareness

 

In May 2015, the Health & Safety Office launched an AED Awareness exercise with the University's 358 First Aiders. This exercise was completed by the Health & Safety Office as it became apparent that some of this group were unaware of this key information.

The First Aiders were asked to read the information on AED's which can be found on the AED webpages and Technical Guidance Note MS04: Arrangements of the Use of Automated External Defibrillators on University premises and answer the questions below:

 

1. Which organisation stated "the automated external defibrillator (AED) has been described as the single most important development in the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest"?

The Resuscitation Council (UK)

2. The University has Life Pak CR Plus AED's and IPAD SP1 AED's on campus. Why are these two types necessary?

The IPAD SP1 AED's are suitable for the use on children under the age of 8

3. How many security vehicles carry AED's?

4 security vehicles carry AED's

4. Who can use an AED in an emergency?

The types of AED installed by the University have been chosen as they are suitable for any person to use. At every stage, audio instruction is given by the equipment

5. If you need to contact the Emergency services from a University phone which phone number should you dial?

Dial 3333 (internal) or 023 9284 3333 (external). This number is for the Security Lodge and they will take all the relevant details from you and relay them to the Emergency Services. This is the quickest and safest way to contact the Emergency Services as the University buildings have unique location codes that the Emergency Services use

6. What email address should be used to book onto AED training?

To book a space on AED training, please contact hstraining@port.ac.uk

7. Who should be contacted if there are any issues with the installed AED's?

 The Health & Safety Office need to be contacted if any issues arise with the AED's

 

We also took this opportunity to ask the First Aiders to suggest a location for an additional AED; as the Health & Safety Office have purchased 2 additional AED's for the University campus.

With the help of suggestions made by the First Aiders who completed the exercise and by the process of risk assessment will be installing them across the campus.

The 2 additional AED's have been located in Richmond Building (Reception) and St Michaels Building (Faculty Office, Floor 1).