First Aid

We hope you never, ever have any accidents or mishaps here, but if you do, the first aiders listed below are here to help.

In the event an accident or near miss does occur this should be recorded in the online incident reporting and investigation system (IRIS) and the Departmental Safety Officer (@email) informed. You can also find the link to IRIS, and a handy QR code for it, on posters on the various noticeboards around the building.

List of qualified First Aiders

If you need a first aider during working hours the recommended approach is to ask at reception (S0.00 73525), who will then find a first aider for you, or FM (S0.43 15325, S0.44 83880) who are typically all first aid trained or can use the radio system to contact colleagues to respond. If you need a first aider at other times you can call university security services on (2)72944 or (2)89999.

You can of course approach a first aider directly:

  • Robert Foxx (S0.43 - 15103, or reception FM radio)
  • Seb Horwood-Stiff (S0.43 - 15103, or reception FM radio)
  • Elena Marcu (S0.43 - 15325, or reception FM radio)
  • Jordan McConville (S0.43 - 15103, or reception FM radio)
  • Beth Cobourne (S0.42 - 73548)
  • Maria Spiga (S0.42 - 15164)
  • Robert Ford (N0.15 – 15396, or reception FM radio)
  • Graham Norman (N0.15 - 15396, or reception FM radio)
  • Philip Richardson (N0.15 - 15396, or reception FM radio)
  • Stephanie Lewis (N0.20 - 15397, or reception FM radio)

If you are interesting in considering volunteering to be a first aider then please contact the departmental safety officer (@email) who will pass your name to FM. FM periodically arrange first aid training courses with a certified provider. Priority for places is given to those for whom first aid/safety is part of their university role, with remaining capacity on each course being offered to other university members - if you put your name forward FM will thus contact you when training spaces are available. The initial training course is 3 days, and thereafter you need to complete a 1 day refresher course every few years.

Locations of First Aid Kits

There is at least one first aid kit located on every floor of the buildings. The first aid kits are typically located in the stair cores (cores 2, 3, 5). At the mezzanine level there are also first aid kits within the entry space of the lecture theatres. The kits are regularly checked and restocked by the FM team. If you find a kit that is incomplete or use an item from a kit please report this so it can be replaced immediately.

Fully Automated Defibrillators

There is a fully automated defibrillator available within the department located at Reception. Familiarity and some training for such devices has been given to the first aiders. In general though the device is fully automatic and could be used by anyone if the need arose. The device is also available for wider use across the ROQ site should other buildings have a need.

Similar devices are also now available within the Blavatnik School of Government and the Primary Health Care buildings.

First Aid, Treatment and Privacy Room

This room is located on the ground floor, South Wing (Room S0.31) and is available for a number of purposes as outlined in the building information. All First Aiders and events staff have access. If you feel unwell please contact Reception, who will contact a First Aider, or contact a First Aider direct (see list above).

If you are taken unwell out of office hours (NB Reception is open 08.00-18.00 Monday to Friday) please contact Security Services on (01865 2-)72944 or the Emergency line (01865 2-) 89999.

Mental Health First Aid

As well as physical health and first aid, you may also wish to see the information in the Wellbeing and Support section of the HR pages on mental health and mental health first aiders.


Please contact us with feedback and comments about this page. Last updated on 27 Feb 2024 07:52.