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.

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-required First Aid Officers must:

  • hold current First Aid and CPR certification
  • 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.

First aid requirements at UQ will vary across campuses and workplaces according to the nature of hazards, tasks and the size and location of the workplace. First-aid requirements must be implemented in accordance with the First aid in the workplace Code of Practice 2021 and the UQ First Aid Procedure.

The number of First Aid Officers needed in your area is determined by a risk assessment conducted by the head of the organisational area. Appendix A of the First aid in the workplace – Code of practice 2021 provides guidance on the first aid risk management process, number of first aid officers needed and relevant items to have in a first aid kit.

Eligibility

UQ-required First Aid Officers are eligible for payment, as per the guidelines for the payment of first aid allowances. UQ workers who have first aid qualifications, but are not required by the University to hold such qualifications, are not eligible for the First Aid Allowance.

Conditions for appointment as a First Aid Officer are in accordance with the First Aid Officer Procedure. If you are eligible for the first aid allowance, you will need to apply for it annually in line with successful renewal of your CPR certification. 

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-required 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. Application for the First Aid Officer Allowance is now an online process through MyAurion. To apply:

  1. Go to -  MyAurion - Dashboard - My Forms - Add - First Aid Allowance. 
  2. Complete the form and upload current First Aid and CPR certificates. This will automatically go to your supervisor for their approval.

Heads of organisational area must:

  • approve your application through MyAurion
  • 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.

For more information on the process and completing the forms, click on the links below.

First Aid allowance user guide for staff members - 
https://systems-training.its.uq.edu.au/systems/human-resources/myaurion/allowances

First Aid allowance user guide for supervisors.
https://systems-training.its.uq.edu.au/systems/human-resources/myaurion/approve-allowances

For further information on applying for the First Aid Officer allowance please contact HR Payroll.

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 Defibrillator location Organisational Unit
St Lucia Advanced Engineering Building (Building 49), Level 1, corridor adjacent to room 106B Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
St Lucia Advanced Engineering Building (Building 49), Level 2, adjacent to lifts Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) - School of Civil Engineering
St Lucia Advanced Engineering Building (Building 49), Level 5, adjacent to lifts Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
St Lucia AIBN Building (Building 75), Room 237 Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)
St Lucia Axon Building (47), Level 2, adjacent to lifts Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
St Lucia Building 69, Level 4, Clinical Unit Faculty of Medicine
St Lucia Building 69, Level 6, corridor Faculty of Science - School of Mathematics and Physics (SMP)
St Lucia CAI Building (Building 57), Level 1, Room 107, 7T MRI Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI)
St Lucia Colin Clark Building (Building 39), Level 2, behind student reception Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL)
St Lucia Connell Building (Building 26), Room 224 Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
St Lucia Connell Building (Building 26), Room 330 Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
St Lucia Chemistry Building (Building 68), Level 3 reception Faculty of Science - School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB)
St Lucia Chemistry Building (Building 68), Faculty of Science Workshop, Room 141 Faculty of Science 
St Lucia Don Nicklin Building (74), Level 3 reception Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) - School of Chemical Engineering
St Lucia Gerhmann Laboratories (Building 60), Level 2, Room 227, 3T MRI Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI)
St Lucia Gerhmann Laboratories (Building 60), Level 4, Foyer Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) - Advanced Water Management Centre
St Lucia General Purpose South (Building 78), Level 2, adjacent to fire panel Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) - School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
St Lucia General Purpose South (Building 78), Level 4, opposite lift Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) - School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
St Lucia Hawken Engineering Building (Building 50), Level 3 East Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) - School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
St Lucia Human Movement Studies Building (Building 26B), corridor outside rooms 305 and 306 Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
St Lucia Human Performance (HP) Laboratories (Building 26A), Room 133 Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
St Lucia J.D Story (Building 61), Level 3, Room 304 Central Administration
St Lucia Learning Innovation Building (Building 17), Room 225 Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI)
St Lucia Learning Innovation Building (Building 17), Room 321 Teaching and Educational Development Institute (TEDI)
St Lucia Mansergh Shaw Building (Building 45), inside the gate entrance, room 131 Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) - Innovation Group
St Lucia Mansergh Shaw Building (Building 45), hallway outside 408A Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) - Innovation Group
St Lucia Molecular Biosciences (Building 76), Level 2, adjacent to the lifts Faculty of Science - School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB)
St Lucia Parnell Building (Building 7), Level 1, outside Room 120 Faculty of Science - School of Mathematics and Physics (SMP)
St Lucia Physics Annexe (Building 6), Level 2, outside Room 202 (next to lift) Faculty of Science - School of Mathematics and Physics (SMP)
St Lucia Prentice Building (Building 42), Level 2, Security Office Properties and Facilities - Security
St Lucia QBI Building (Building 79), Reception - Room 301 Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
St Lucia QBI Building (Building 79), Room 744 Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
St Lucia Queensland Bioscience Precinct (Building 80), Room 1.041 Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) - Workshop
St Lucia Ritchie Research Laboratories (Building 64A), Level 3, Room C394 Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
St Lucia SS Vehicle, mobile emergency vehicle and traffic buggy Property and Facilities (P&F) - Security
St Lucia Seddon Centre Block (82B), Level 3, RB302 School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
St Lucia Sir James Foots Building (Building 47A), foyer between rooms 441 and 442 Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)
St Lucia Sir William MacGregor Building (Building 64), Room 120 Biomedical Sciences (SBMS)
St Lucia Therapies Building (Building 84), Level 2, corridor outside Room 209 School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
St Lucia Therapies Building (Building 84), Level 5, corridor outside Room 516 School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
St Lucia UQ Centre (Building 27A), reception UQ Centre
Herston Mayne Medical School Building (881), Level 2, in fire panel opposite main reception Faculty of Medicine - Mayne Medical School
Herston Public Health Building (887), Level 2 Reception Faculty of Medicine - School of Public Health
Herston UQCCR Herston Imaging Research Facility (918), Level 3, Room 345 - Sick Bay/First Aid Faulty of Medicine - UQ Centre for Clinical Research (CCR)
Gatton NW Briton Building Annexe (8101A), Level 1, Emergency Room UQ Health Service
Gatton UQ Sport Fitness & Aquatic Centre (Building 8145), First Aid Room UQ Sport
Long Pocket Banksia Building (Building 1016), Level 2, main entrance reception Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
Long Pocket Foxtail Building, bottom of building Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
Brisbane City UQ Brisbane City, 293 Queen St, Level 6 reception Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL)
Bundaberg  Bundaberg Hospital Campus, main reception desk Faculty of Medicine
Heron Island Boating and Diving Shed Faculty of Science
Heron Island Reception Faculty of Science
Hervey Bay Hervey Bay site, main corridor Faculty of Medicine
Indooroopilly Mine Site Building 638, Level 1 Pilot Plant
Indooroopilly Mine Site Building 642, Level 3, JK Centre Reception Stage 1 Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (SMI-JKMRC)
Moreton Bay Research Station Building 776, Room 101 Faculty of Science
Pinjarra Hills Building 101 Reception CRC Mining
    

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