First aid

  1. Make the situation safe – stop the accident.
  2. Assess the victim (ABC approach)
    Airways (Are airways unobstructed?)
    Breathing (Is breathing sufficient?)
    irculation (Is circulation sufficient?)
  3. Perform life-saving first aid: life-threatening situations
  4. Call for help. Call 112 for external assistance. Meet the ambulance at the entrance and lead the way.
  5. Perform first aid: non-life threatening injuries
  6. If possible, call AU’s internal emergency number: 8715 1617

Safety Points and defibrillators

The Safety Points contain:

  • A number of plasters
  • First-aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fire blanket
  • Defibrillator

A defibrillator is a portable, battery-powered machine. By administering an electric shock, the defibrillator can get a heart which has stopped pumping blood around the body to start pumping normally again. It is not possible to use a defibrillator incorrectly, and it is easy to use.

Aarhus University has purchased and installed 65 defibrillators. The defibrillators are placed in high-traffic areas. Find the nearest defibrillator at

Read more about AU's Safety Points and defibrillators under Support functions.

First aid courses

First aid courses are offered at AU. The individual unit is responsible for ensuring that the employees have the required first aid skills.

If defibrillators are available on the unit’s premises, the unit is also responsible for ensuring that employees can take a course on how to use the defibrillator.

Prevent/report accidents at work

All units are responsible for working on safety issues to prevent accidents and work-related illnesses.

In order to identify the risks which may lead to personal injury, it is recommended that the units carry out risk assessments on a regular basis with specific focus on personal injury in order to identify the areas where preventive and remedial measures are relevant. Such risk identification is often carried out under the auspices of the local occupational health and safety committee.

All units are also responsible for ensuring that personnel are informed of their duty to report work-related accidents to their immediate supervisor.

The guideline concerning accidents at work is available here.  

The individual units must carry out an analysis of the types of work-related accidents which may occur, and make sure that the required preventive measures are implemented to prevent similar accidents. The local management is responsible for involving the occupational health and safety team in this work.

In case of deaths at work or during the performance of work, the local management must be informed. The local management is responsible for reporting the accident to the Danish Working Environment Authority and to the National Board of Industrial Injuries in compliance with current rules.