How do I report an injury/accident on campus?
All injuries/accidents should be reported as follows;
1. Student should report an accident/incident to the Department or Office concerned.
2. Staff should report an accident/incident to their line supervisor.
3. Visitor on campus should report and accident/incident to a member of staff or security.
If medical attention is required please contact a member of security on (01) 7083929.
What happens after an accident/incident is reported?
The Department or Office will require your assistance in completing the
University Accident Report Form
. The completed form is returned to the Health & Safety Office for review and follow up as necessary.
What should I do if I cause a fire or find a fire?
1. Raise the Alarm by activating the break glass unit at the nearest fire point, which are found in the corridors and on the exit routes.
2. Inform the Fire Brigade. The Fire Brigade must be notified of any fire - Emergency No. 999 or 112 (mobile). Give your address and clear directions. University Security Staff must also be alerted - Emergency No. 01 708 3929 or 01 708 3333.
3. Deal with the Fire if safe to do so. Attack the fire using the nearest suitable extinguisher or fire hose reel where appropriate.
DO NOT TAKE PERSONAL RISKS OR PUT LIVES IN DANGER
4. Evacuate from the premises.
What should I do when the fire alarm sounds?
ON HEARING THE ALARM
The evacuation of the building must commence immediately.
Ensure that all equipment is left in a safe condition within the time available, prior to evacuating.
Leave the building by the nearest safe exit, closing all doors behind you.
Do not delay to collect personal belongings or for any other reason.
Assemble at the prescribed assembly point(s)
DO NOT TAKE RISKS.
DO NOT RETURN TO THE BUILDING FOR ANY REASON UNLESS AUTHORIZED TO DO SO.
DO NOT USE LIFT(S).
Who provides First Aid assistance on campus?
In the event of an emergency contact Security at (01) 7083929 or (01)7083333. There is also a listing of
Maynooth University First Aiders
Where is the nearest defibrilator (AED) on the Campus?
AED's are located as follows;
||Arts Building (beside Security Office)
|Conference & Accommodation Reception
||Student Services Centre Lobby
|JP II Library, Ground Floor Seating Area
||Courtyard Apartments Reception
|St. Mary's beside entrance
||Eolas Building (besid IT reception)
||Phoenix Restaurant Lobby
||River Apartments - Ancillary Building
||School of Business Foyer
||School of Education Lobby (semi-automatic defibrillator)
||Sports Centre - Desk 1st Floor
||Sports Playing Field (between Rugby and Soccer Pitch)
||Student Union Lobby
please visit Campus Defibrillators Map
What are the guidelines when stocking a First Aid box?
The Health & Safety Authority have published guidelines when stocking a First Aid box, these guidelines can be found at First Aid box guidelines.
How can I arrange First Aid supplies?
First Aid supplies can be arranged by contacting First Aid Systems Ltd, Martin Services, Emergency Care Group and Fleming Medical. If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Brendan Ashe, Health & Safety Officer at (01) 708 4720.
Where can I locate details about Health & Safety in Maynooth University?
The University Safety Policy Statement provides information on the management of health & safety on campus. Each Department, Office and Campus Company is required to maintain their own unique Departmental/Unit Safety Statement.
Who should I contact about Health & Safety issues in Maynooth University?
If it is a particular Health & Safety issue in your Department, please report the issue to your Head of Department/Office. You can also contact the Health & Safety office and/or Campus and Commercial Services.
What is PEEP?
PEEP is a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan for audio, visual and physical impaired staff and students. Please contact Maynooth University Access Programme or tel: (01) 708 6025.
What is Maynooth University's policy on smoking?
In accordance with current legislation - Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2004 smoking is not allowed in any building on the University Campus. The University Safety Committee have also reviewed E-Cigarettes and Nicotine Vaporisers and the use of these devices are prohibited in University buildings.
How can I become a First Aider or Fire Warden?
Please contact your line manager and then contact the Health & Safety office for details on First Aid and Fire Warden courses.
What Health & Safety training courses are available to Maynooth University staff?
Occupational First Aid Course
Refresher First Aid Training
Fire Warden Course
Fire Safety Training/How to Use Fire Extinguishers
Manual Handling Course
Safe Pass Training
Health and Safety Induction Seminars for new Staff and Postgraduates.
Specialist courses are arranged in conjunction with Departments, where necessary.
Places on the above courses are limited please book in advance by contacting Health & Safety Office.