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Course Detail

HS042 - First Aid for Laboratory Workers

This short course is aimed at staff and PhD students who work in laboratories. It covers Basic Life Support, how to deal with chemical burns and contamination including specific guidance on Hydrofluoric acid, Liquid Nitrogen and Phenol and contaminated sharps injuries.

Duration: 3 hours.

Certification: Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a written assessment. Valid for a 3 year period.

Suitability: This course is open to all QMUL Laboratory staff and postgraduate students who wish to gain a basic knowledge of emergency first aid and specific knowledge on how to deal with injuries caused by chemicals and contaminated sharps.

Re-qualification: is to attend and successfully complete a 3-hour requalification course.


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a First Aider.
  • Be able to assess, deal with and report an incident / not breathing normally
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is / breathing normally
  • Be able to recognise, manage and provide first aid for illnesses and injuries in the workplace, which includes burns and bleeding. Injuries to bones and muscles. Head, spinal and chest injuries. Poisoning and anaphylaxis. Asthma and diabetes.

Provided by: Health and Safety


Date: Thursday 13 February 2020

Venue: Garrod Building 1.32, W, Garrod Building, Whitechapel

Time: 09:00 - 12:00


  • Mrs S Mason
Should you need to cancel your place on the course for any reason, please ensure that you do this via the CPD booking system. Please check the non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at

External organisations: This course is open to external organisations. Please note that our courses are geared towards QMUL arrangements and there is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here and email it to

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at