All accidents/near misses/first aid incidents which occur on NUI Galway premises or as a result of NUI Galway work activities elsewhere, must be reported within 24 hours via your Head of Unit to the NUI Galway Safety Office.  

  • An NUI Galway Accident Report Form  needs to be completed where a person is injured in the workplace or while working e.g. a slip/trip/fall or cut by scalpel.
  • A near miss is where a person could have been injured but some particular factor prevented actual injury e.g. shelf fell/chemical glass bottle shattered, no one in vicinity in both cases.  Near miss is reported on the NUI Galway Accident Report Form but the injury details are not completed.
  • An NUI Galway First Aid Record Form  needs to be completed only in the case of first aid treatment of medical conditions e.g. fainting, epilepsy.

 Please ensure that all relevant details are completed.

Legislation requires that certain workplace accidents be reported to the Health and Safety Authority by the NUI Galway Safety Office.

The Safety Contact Poster provides each Unit with their local Accident Recorder and other emergency contacts.

Within NUI Galway Occupational First Aiders have completed a certified three day first aid course (valid for two years).  In advance of any emergency staff must familiarise themsleves with the names, locations and contact numbers of the Occupational First Aiders in their Unit.  Each Unit must communicate this and other critical safety information on the ‌ and display in prominent locations throughout the spaces they occupy.

Other First Aid Resources:

  • AEDs (Defibrillators) on Campus
  • First Aid Kits available with NUI Galway buildings. 
    Log a Buildings & Estates Pemac Request regarding first aid kit restocking, maintenance etc.
  • Units completed an Assessment of Occupational First Aid Needs in 2010/11 which must be periodically updated.
  • Emergency Response Kits for external first aid emergencies are in 4 locations.
  • First Aid Room (unstaffed) in the Sport Complex (Kingfisher) and Dangan Sports Pavillion
  • An explanatory Occupational First Aid Circular is available to staff prior to training.  
  • The Primary Survey is a useful training and refresher resource for OFAs.
  • A NUI Galway First Aid Record Form to be completed in all cases where first aid was administered.
  • A Cardiac First Response Report (PHECC) to be completed in the event of a cardiac related incident.  (Provided to Occupational First Aiders at training).
  • "RED Card" (PHECC) giving responders the key points to be covered in making a 999/112 call.  (Provided to Occupational First Aiders at training and to all staff at events and on request).
  • "Green Card" giving the key points in the administration of Aspirin, where required.  (Provided to Occupational First Aiders at training).
  • A Laerdal mannequin is available from the Health and Safety Office to NUI Galway Occupational First Aiders who wish to practice their CPR skills.