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Health and safety

Accident reporting

In order to do our bit to keep ourselves and others safe, all staff and students MUST know what to do in an Emergency. Please make sure you know what our procedures are by viewing the information below.

York St John University is a very safe place to work, study and visit, but accidents still do occur and everyone needs to know what to do in the event of an accident, incident or even a near miss.

In the event of an accident, incident or near miss in your workplace, area of study or elsewhere in the University, if needed, call for a First Aider to treat the injured person as follows:

  1. Call Security Office on 01904 876 444. All Officers are First Aid trained and the Security Office is open 24 hours a day. Between 8:00am and 5:00pm (Monday to Friday) the Security Office will alert the First Responders, a dedicated cohort of staff who are all First Aid trained. 
  2. Or call Reception by dialling 0. Reception is open 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.
  3. Report the accident, incident or near miss with the form below.
  4. Report the accident or incident to your line manager or lecturer, as soon as possible
  5. If you are involved with any accident or incident please try to think about how this could have been prevented and report this.  

To ensure that all staff know how to call a First Aider and to report an accident online please include this information as part of the staff induction process.

Please display the Accident and Incident Reporting Poster 2018  on staff noticeboards: Accident and Incident Reporting Poster 2018

Automatic External Defibrillators ("AEDs" or "defibrilators") are available at the Foss Reception, the Security Office and at Haxby Road Sports Centre. 

In Health and Safety “Prevention (where we can) is always better than cure."

Accident or incident form

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