Human Resources

Health and Safety

Emergency First Aid (1 day)

Course leader

University of Portsmouth

Target audience

 Academic and support staff who are or will be leading Field Work in the UK or overseas.

Aims of the workshop

 For candidates to gain knowledge and skills in various subjects relating to First Aid.

Learning outcomes

 As a result of attending, participants will:

Recognise and treat various medical conditions such as: Heart Attack, Spinal Injuries, Burns, Choking

Effectively treat unconscious casualties and place them in to the Recovery Position

Perform effective Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

Demonstrate effective Bandaging techniques to control major bleeding 

State the roll and responsibilities of the First Aider

Other staff development opportunities relevant to this topic

 Manual Handling – particularly useful for staff in Caretaking and Library Services roles but may be relevant to any member of staff.

Working at Height – for staff routinely required to work off ladders etc.

Health and Safety on Field Trips and Educational Visits – targeted at academic and support staff who are or will be involved in organising and/or leading field trips.

First Aid at Work – initial and refresher training for those taking on the role of Workplace First Aider.

Further information about all of the above staff development opportunities can be obtained from the Health and Safety Office, St Andrew's Court – see: