First Aid Facilities, Accident and Incident Reporting

There are a number of trained first aiders and first aid boxes supply stations throughout the College. First aiders and stations box locations are identified on signs at all Gower College Swansea College sites. If you are in class at the time you sustain an injury, report to your lecturer in the first instance. In addition, there is a nurse student health advisor available to students at Belgrave Roadthe Gorseinon Campus (room F6) and the Tycoch Campus (room A23).

Remember Yyou must report all accidents and injuries, no matter how trivial, to a member of staff who will ensure that you receive appropriate first aid or medical treatment and ensure your incident accident is recorded. Your accident report will be recorded and held confidentially by the College Gower College Swansea Safety Office. This is a requirement imposed on the College by the Health and Safety Executive.

It is also important to report ‘near-miss’ incidents. A near miss is an incident that had the potential to cause an injury but on this occasion did not. For example, an object falling from height that may have resulted in personal injury, but did not, like a car parked on the pavement, a flickering light or a damaged step. This type of incident Near misses are reported in the same was as reporting accidents. may be reported to the Estates Department using the same format described above for reporting accidents .

All damage to college property or equipment must be reported immediately to technicians or lecturing staff so that repairs can be organised.