In an emergency:
Contact UQ Security on (07) 3365 3333.

Contact a First Aid Officer in your area if you or someone else is injured or ill.

You must also report incidents, injuries and illnesses that are work-related or occur in the workplace.

Procedures

For first aid procedures, see:

Training

UQ provides first aid training that is open to all staff, but preference for training places is given to UQ-appointed First Aid Officers.

You must complete accredited first aid training before you become a First Aid Officer. Check the training and induction requirements for First Aid Officers.

First Aid Officers

UQ-appointed First Aid Officers must:

  • administer first aid to UQ staff, students and visitors where necessary
  • maintain first aid facilities and equipment in their area
  • document occurrences of illness and injury requiring first aid treatment.

The number of First Aid Officers needed in your area is determined by a risk assessment conducted by the head of the organisational area.

UQ-appointed First Aid Officers are paid an allowance, as per the guidelines for the payment of first aid allowances (PDF, 267KB). You can be a First Aid Officer for a maximum of 3 years.

For more information about the responsibilities and appointment conditions of First Aid Officers, read the:

Contact the Occupational Health Nurse Advisor for more information. The Occupational Health Nurse Advisor provides ongoing support and advice for First Aid Officers.

Become a First Aid Officer

To be a UQ-appointed First Aid Officer, you must hold current first aid qualifications throughout the period you’re appointed, including annual resuscitation updates. Check the training and induction requirements for First Aid Officers.

If your area has an opening for a First Aid Officer there will be a call for applications. To apply:

  1. Complete a nomination for appointment as a First Aid Officer form (PDF, 464KB).
  2. Send it to the head of your organisational area.

Heads of organisational area must:

  • forward approved nominations with copies of qualifications to the Occupational Health Nurse Advisor
  • hold copies of your qualifications and make sure they’re current for the period you’re appointed.

They must also complete a risk assessment:

  • before the initial appointment of a new First Aid Officer
  • at the end of a First Aid Officer’s appointment before recommending reappointment.

First aid kits and supplies

First Aid Officers maintain first aid facilities, equipment and supplies in their area. You can order first aid supplies from the UQ Store.

For recommended items to include in a first aid kit, see 'Example of contents for a first aid kit' in the Queensland First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice. Contact the Occupational Health Nurse Advisor for further advice.

Defibrillator locations

Campus or site Organisational unit Defibrillator location
St Lucia Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) AIBN Building (Building 75), Room 219
St Lucia Business, Economics and Law (BEL) Colin Clark Building (Building 39), Level 2, behind student reception
St Lucia Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI) Gerhmann Laboratories (Building 60), Level 2, Room 227, 3T MRI
St Lucia Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI) CAI Building (Building 57), Level 1, Room 107, 7T MRI
St Lucia Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) - Faculty Workshop Group Mansergh Shaw Building (Building 45), hallway outside Room 138
St Lucia Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) - Civil Engineering Advanced Engineering Building (Building 49), Workshop 240
St Lucia Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Therapies Building (Building 84), Room 231
St Lucia Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Human Movement Studies Building (Building 26B), corridor outside rooms 305 and 306
St Lucia Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Connell Building (Building 26), Room 224
St Lucia Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Connell Building (Building 26), Room 330
St Lucia Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Human Performance (HP) Laboratories (Building 26A), Room 133
St Lucia Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) Workshop Queensland Bioscience Precinct (Building 80), Room 1.041
St Lucia Information Technology Services (ITS) Prentice Building (Building 42), Level 3, Lunchroom
St Lucia Institute for Social Sciences Research (ISSR) Building 31B
St Lucia Property and Facilities (P&F) - Security SS Vehicle, mobile emergency vehicle and traffic buggy
St Lucia Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) QBI Building (Building 79), Reception - Room 301
St Lucia Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) QBI Building (Building 79), Outside Auditorium
St Lucia Queensland Bioscience Precinct (QBP) Queensland Bioscience Precinct (Building 80)
St Lucia Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) Chemistry Building (Building 68), Level 3 reception
St Lucia Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) Molecular Biosciences (Building 76), Level 2, adjacent to the lifts
St Lucia Biomedical Sciences (SBMS) Sir William MacGregor Building (Building 64), Room 120
St Lucia Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) Sir James Foots Building (Building 47A), foyer between rooms 441 and 442
St Lucia Mathematics and Physics (SMP) Priestley Building (Building 67), Level 6, outside Room 646
St Lucia Mathematics and Physics (SMP) Physics Annexe (Building 6), Level 2, outside Room 202 (next to lift)
St Lucia Mathematics and Physics (SMP) Parnell Building (Building 7), Level 1, outside Room 120
St Lucia Teaching and Educational Development Institute (TEDI) Learning Innovation Building (Building 17), Room 321
St Lucia Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI) Learning Innovation Building (Building 17), Room 225
St Lucia UQ Centre UQ Centre (Building 27A), reception
Herston Dental Hospital Clinic 2.1 (Level 2)
Herston Dental Hospital Clinic 3.1 (Level 3)
Herston Dental Hospital Clinic 3.3 (Level 3)
Herston Dental Hospital Clinic 5.1 (Level 5)
Herston Dental Hospital Clinic 6.1 (Level 6)
Herston Dental Hospital Clinic 6.2 - 2 x First Aid Room (Level 6)
Herston Dental Hospital Clinic 6.3 (Level 6)
Herston Centre for Clinical Research (CCR) Building 71/918, Level 3, Room 345, RB&WH Campus
Herston Mayne Medical School Level 2, in fire panel opposite main reception
Gatton -- Emergency Room, Health Service
Heron Island -- Boating and Diving Shed
Heron Island -- Reception
Indooroopilly Mine Site Pilot Plant Building 638, Level 1
Indooroopilly Mine Site Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (SMI-JKMRC) Building 642, Level 3, JK Centre Reception Stage 1
Moreton Bay Research Station -- Building 776, Room 101
Pinjarra Hills CRC Mining Building 101 Reception
    

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