Risk, Health and Safety

Applied Sciences and Pharmacy staff first aid responders and warden re-training conducted

21 January 2019

A series of re-trainings were conducted for first aid responders and warden groups comprised of Applied Sciences and Pharmacy staff in M316/M320 rooms and APS-PH parking lot respectively. The re-trainings were done last 13, 17 - 19 December 2018 to accommodate a large number of first aid responders and warden groups.  These activities were done to gauge and improve the needed skills as a first aid responder and warden that will be useful during an emergency situation.

During the re-training for first aid responders, the concepts of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillation (AED) and cases observed in the College such as epileptic convulsions and nose bleeds were discussed.  Afterwards, there was an individual hands-on practice on CPR with AED for all first aid responders.

The latter part of the re-training saw the warden group being re-oriented with the use of fire extinguishers.  All wardens individually demonstrated the proper handling of a fire extinguisher.

The re-training was organized through the college and department RHS committees and provided by Mr. Mike Medina, RHS Officer.  

Picture credits: Mr. Uly Andres

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