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.
If you have an accident while at the Institute , please report it immediately to one of the following:
The Health & Safety Office
All accidents should be reported using the Institute's Accident Report Form
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.
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.
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.
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.