Health and Safety
Emergency First Aid (1 day)
Course leaderUniversity of Portsmouth
Target audienceAcademic and support staff who are or will be leading Field Work in the UK or overseas.
Aims of the workshopFor candidates to gain knowledge and skills in various subjects relating to First Aid.
As a result of attending, participants will:
Recognise and treat various medical conditions such as: Heart Attack, Spinal Injuries, Burns, Choking
Effectively treat unconscious casualties and place them in to the Recovery Position
Perform effective Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
Demonstrate effective Bandaging techniques to control major bleeding
State the roll and responsibilities of the First Aider
Other staff development opportunities relevant to this topicManual Handling – particularly useful for staff in Caretaking and Library Services roles but may be relevant to any member of staff.
Working at Height – for staff routinely required to work off ladders etc.
Health and Safety on Field Trips and Educational Visits – targeted at academic and support staff who are or will be involved in organising and/or leading field trips.
First Aid at Work – initial and refresher training for those taking on the role of Workplace First Aider.
Further information about all of the above staff development opportunities can be obtained from the Health and Safety Office, St Andrew's Court – see: