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 via the UQeMARKET other preferred suppliers.

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 siteDefibrillator locationOrganisational Unit
St LuciaAdvanced Engineering Building (Building 49), Level 1, corridor adjacent to room 106BFaculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
St LuciaAdvanced Engineering Building (Building 49), Level 2, adjacent to liftsFaculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) - School of Civil Engineering
St LuciaAdvanced Engineering Building (Building 49), Level 5, adjacent to liftsFaculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
St LuciaAIBN Building (Building 75), Reception level 1Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)
St LuciaAxon Building (47), Level 2, adjacent to liftsFaculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
St LuciaBuilding 69, Level 4, Clinical UnitFaculty of Medicine
St LuciaBuilding 69, Level 6, corridorFaculty of Science - School of Mathematics and Physics (SMP)
St LuciaCAI Building (Building 57), Level 1, Room 107, 7T MRICentre for Advanced Imaging (CAI)
St LuciaColin Clark Building (Building 39), Level 2, behind student receptionFaculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL)
St LuciaConnell Building (Building 26), Room 224Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
St LuciaConnell Building (Building 26), Room 330Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
St LuciaChemistry Building (Building 68), Level 3 receptionFaculty of Science - School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB)
St LuciaChemistry Building (Building 68), Faculty of Science Workshop, Room 141Faculty of Science
St LuciaDon Nicklin Building (74), Level 3 receptionFaculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) - School of Chemical Engineering
St LuciaGerhmann Laboratories (Building 60), Level 2, Room 227, 3T MRICentre for Advanced Imaging (CAI)
St LuciaGerhmann Laboratories (Building 60), Level 4, FoyerFaculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) - Advanced Water Management Centre
St LuciaGeneral Purpose South (Building 78), Level 2, adjacent to fire panelFaculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) - School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
St LuciaGeneral Purpose South (Building 78), Level 4, opposite liftFaculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) - School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
St LuciaHawken Engineering Building (Building 50), Level 3 EastFaculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) - School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
St LuciaHuman Movement Studies Building (Building 26B), corridor outside rooms 305 and 306Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
St LuciaHuman Performance (HP) Laboratories (Building 26A), Room 133Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
St LuciaJ.D Story (Building 61), Level 3, Room 304Central Administration
St LuciaLearning Innovation Building (Building 17), Room 225Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI)
St LuciaLearning Innovation Building (Building 17), Room 321Teaching and Educational Development Institute (TEDI)
St LuciaMansergh Shaw Building (Building 45), inside the gate entrance, room 131Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) - Innovation Group
St LuciaMansergh Shaw Building (Building 45), hallway outside 408AFaculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) - Innovation Group
St LuciaMolecular Biosciences (Building 76), Level 2, adjacent to the liftsFaculty of Science - School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB)
St LuciaParnell Building (Building 7), Level 1, outside Room 120Faculty of Science - School of Mathematics and Physics (SMP)
St LuciaPhysics Annexe (Building 6), Level 2, outside Room 202 (next to lift)Faculty of Science - School of Mathematics and Physics (SMP)
St LuciaPrentice Building (Building 42), Level 2, Security OfficeProperties and Facilities - Security
St LuciaQBI Building (Building 79), Reception - Room 301Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
St LuciaQBI Building (Building 79), Room 744Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
St LuciaQueensland Bioscience Precinct (Building 80), Room 1.041Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) - Workshop
St LuciaRitchie Research Laboratories (Building 64A), Level 3, Room C394Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
St LuciaSS Vehicle, mobile emergency vehicle and traffic buggyProperty and Facilities (P&F) - Security
St LuciaSeddon Centre Block (82B), Level 3, RB302School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
St LuciaSir James Foots Building (Building 47A), foyer between rooms 441 and 442Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)
St LuciaSir William MacGregor Building (Building 64), Room 120Biomedical Sciences (SBMS)
St LuciaTherapies Building (Building 84), Level 2, corridor outside Room 209School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
St LuciaTherapies Building (Building 84), Level 5, corridor outside Room 516School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
St LuciaUQ Centre (Building 27A), receptionUQ Centre
HerstonMayne Medical School Building (881), Level 2, in fire panel opposite main receptionFaculty of Medicine - Mayne Medical School
HerstonPublic Health Building (887), Level 2 ReceptionFaculty of Medicine - School of Public Health
HerstonUQCCR Herston Imaging Research Facility (918), Level 3, Room 345 - Sick Bay/First AidFaulty of Medicine - UQ Centre for Clinical Research (CCR)
GattonNW Briton Building Annexe (8101A), Level 1, Emergency RoomUQ Health Service
GattonUQ Sport Fitness & Aquatic Centre (Building 8145), First Aid RoomUQ Sport
Long PocketBanksia Building (Building 1016), Level 2, main entrance receptionEngineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
Long PocketFoxtail Building, bottom of buildingEngineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
Brisbane CityUQ Brisbane City, 293 Queen St, Level 6 receptionFaculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL)
BundabergBundaberg Hospital Campus, main reception deskFaculty of Medicine
Heron IslandBoating and Diving ShedFaculty of Science
Heron IslandReceptionFaculty of Science
Hervey BayHervey Bay site, main corridorFaculty of Medicine
Indooroopilly Mine SiteBuilding 638, Level 1Pilot Plant
Indooroopilly Mine SiteBuilding 642, Level 3, JK Centre Reception Stage 1Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (SMI-JKMRC)
Moreton Bay Research StationBuilding 776, Room 101Faculty of Science
Pinjarra HillsBuilding 101 ReceptionCRC Mining
CharlevilleSouthern Qld. Rural Health training facilityFaculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

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