First aid procedures
First aid stations, kits and training are mandated by the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB). Under Policy 34, Health, Safety and Environment,
It is the supervisor's responsibility to ensure that prompt first aid and health care (medical) treatment is obtained, if necessary.
First Aid Poster (PDF) should be located throughout campus including:
- Labs and studios
- Activity areas and workshop areas
- Near campus phones and room exits
The poster gives you general instructions on:
- How to render aid in various circumstances
- What phone numbers to call for assistance
The poster also has small map showing the building specific location where emergency services personnel will normally respond.
First aid stations with first aid kits and persons certified in first-aid are required in every department and/or building or field work locations. Additional kits are required for labs, shops, studios, satellite maintenance areas and vehicles. For assistance with determining first aid station locations contact Safety Office at ext. 33587.
University of Waterloo departments are responsible for maintaining first aid stations, kits and training according to the following table:
Department first aid stations
Additional first aid kits
Locations maintained By departments
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
First aid training
- Restocking and first aid kits can be purchased through Central Stores using their online requisition form
- Main campus and off main campus and vehicle kits available through the Safety Office ext 33587
- Healthy office kits
- Influenza prevention
- First aid emergency procedures poster (PDF) and 911 phone stickers are available from the Safety Office ext. 33587