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Health & Safety

The Health & Safety Office provides advice and guidance on all issues relating to safety health and welfare at the Institute. 

An accident is an unplanned event that results in injury, ill-health, damage to or loss of plant, materials etc.

Accident Reporting

If you have an accident while at the Institute , please report it immediately to one of the following:

  •     Your Manager

  •     Your Course Leader/Lecturer/Supervisor

  •     The Medical Centre

  •     The Health & Safety Officer

All accidents should be reported using the Institute's Accident Report Form
 

 Accident Report Form Click Here

 

 Action on discovering a fire:

If you discover a fire:

Raise the alarm immediately. The fire alarm can be activated by breaking a break glass unit (red square box with glass panel). To break use your thumb to apply pressure on the black dot in the centre panel of the unit.

On hearing the fire alarm all building users must:

  • Ensure that you turn off any equipment that you are using e.g. office equipment, lights etc.

  • Evacuate the building by the nearest exit route.

  • Close all doors after you.

  • Assist in the evacuation of disabled personnel, if necessary.

  • Proceed to the assembly point

  • Do not go upstairs for any reason.

  • Do not go to lockers/workstations etc to collect personal belongings.

  • Do not use the lift.

  • Do not re-enter the building until the “all-clear” has been given either by the evacuation control team or the fire brigade officer in charge.

 More Fire Safety Information

 

First aid and defibrillators are available on each campus.  In addition Medical Centres are located on the Main Campus & on the College St Campus.  Always ensure you know where medical centres are located, who the first aiders are in your area are and where the nearest first aid facilities are located.

Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs)

AEDs are used to administer an electric shock to a person who is having a cardiac arrest and are designed to allow non-medical personnel to save lives. 

Two pads connected to the defibrillator are placed on the patient’s chest.  A computer inside the AED analyses the patient’s heart rhythm and determines if a shock is required to save the victim. If a shock is required, the AED uses voice instructions to guide the user through saving the person’s life.


 More First Aid & AEDs Information
 

All health and safety documents available for download can be accessed here:

Health and Safety Downloads

 

     

If you would like additional information, please contact:

Mary O' Doherty, Health & Safety Officer,
Waterford Institute of Technology,
Cork Rd,
Waterford
Tel: 051-845517
Email:  [email protected]

If you would like additional information, please contact:


Mary O' Doherty, Health & Safety Officer,
Waterford Institute of Technology,
Cork Rd,
Waterford
Tel: 051-845517
Email:  [email protected]