Contacting Occupational First-Aiders in your area
There are currently 67 DIT staff members qualified in occupational first-aid (September 2016). In the event of a First-Aid emergency at DIT, Occupational First-Aiders in your building/area are the first point of call.
ALSO: DIT Occupational Health Officers are 'on call' from 9.00am to 5.00pm to give advice over the phone or to tend to the scene if they are in the vicinity.
Where an Occupational First-Aider is not available in your building/area, a staff member who is currently trained in Emergency First-Aid or if no such staff member is available, an Occupational Health Officer may be called upon.
Details of staff members in each building/area who are currently trained in EMERGENCY FIRST AID (in the last two years) HERE
Details of staff members in each building/area who are currently trained in Occupational First Aid (please click on link for lists of staff in each location)
Those listed have kindly given permissions for their details to be published so that they may be contacted for assistance if necessary.
There is an emergency first-aid kit and an automated external defibrillator (AED) available at the porter’s desk / reception area in all main campus buildings.
Injured/unwell students can attend their local Student Health Centre during term-time.
Your local Occupational Health Officer is also available to provide first-aid advice and/or treatment. See further details on www.DIT.ie/safework
Health & Safety Training
The Staff Development Department works closely with the TU Dublin Health & Safety Office in delivering Health & Safety Training to staff.
Under Health & Safety Legislation, some training is mandatory for all staff. In recognition of its statutory obligations, TU Dublin has adopted a Health & Safety Training for Employees Policy. The Policy outlines the legal obligations of have to avail of training and provides details of the mandatory training. The full policy is available here
Online Health & Safety Training:
Online Emergency Response Training:
If you are a whole-time or pro-rata employee, who has never attended the half day practical Emergency Response Training course you must do so at least once. After attending that initial training course you must take refresher training by eLearning at least once every two years.
If you are an hourly paid part-time staff member, you may avail of the eLearning option i.e. you may take the training by eLearning
Online Manual Handling:
All staff must take Manual Handling training at least once every three years and that those with manual handling related duties must attend the half day practical training course.
It is the responsibility of management to determine what the training requirement is by reference to the duties of individual staff members.
Register for online training:
If you are eligible for the eLearning option, please consult with your line manager so that he/she may register a request for enrolment on the relevant online course with the Health and Safety Office. Information required from the Line Manager includes the name, staff ID, TU Dublin email address, and department. The requester is also required to notify the staff members that they will be enrolled on the course and will receive an email from ‘The Health & Safety Office’ with details of same.