First Aid in the Workplace

First Aid is the provision of basic emergency resuscitation & treatment to victims of injuries and illnesses at the time and location of these events occurring until/on route to definitive secondary medical treatment being provided to these victims.

ABCDE is a basic First Aid technique which everyone within the university can master.

First Aid Guidelines in the Workplace

First Aid Primary Assessment

USP Staff and students undertake First Aid training with local accredited First Aid Training provider e.g. ST John ambulance and Red Cross Societies to attain First Aider certification within the university.

First Aid Training is usually done during semester breaks in April, June and September every year .If interested fill out the USP OHS Training Application form for First Aid training and submit it to USP OHS unit email ohs(at)

At the Lautoka Campus, it is important to know who your local first aiders are and the locations of first aid stations. These first aiders and first aid kits are identified by signage’s placed close to their locations.

USP First Aider Signage example

It is the responsibility of the campus to replenish the first aid kit of its contents at 3 monthly intervals. The first Aider responsible for the kit is responsible for keeping first aid register for it and informing the campus OHS committee and head of department.

Basic First Aid Kit Contents

First Aid Register Form to be filled by First Aider

It is important to call for help whenever an event requires first aid to be administered.

At the Lautoka Campus this will require calling emergency phone numbers and first aiders .


The Lautoka Hospital is the largest tertiary hospital in Western Viti Levu is located a few km away and will be the hospital to which injury and medical cases from campus will be transfered to for definitive medical care.

Lautoka’s Fiji Ministry of Health Public Hospital



First Aid for Burns

First Response for Common Ailments

First Aid for Choking

First Aid for Construction Sites

First Aid for Electric Shocks ( Electrocution )

First Aid for External Bleeding

First Aid for Eyes

First Aid for Fractures

Heart Attacks & Strokes

Hygenic Hand Washing Techniques

First Aid for Seizures

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