First aid

Always consider your own safety first. Secure the accident site. Report accidents.

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Emergency numbers #

  • Fire department 110
  • Police department 112
  • Medical emergency 113

General practitioner vs the emergency room #

If possible, use your general practitioner for medical help, even in emergency situations.

The emergency room for Trondheim, Klæbu, Malvik and Melhus is open 24-7 and can be reached at 116 117. Only contact the emergency room outside of regular office hours or when it's impossible to contact your general practitioner.

Foreign employees and students without Norwegian ID numbers should contact Gløshaugen medical center (73 59 32 80, Richard Birkelands vei 5 next to NTNU Gløshaugen). When the foreign employee or student has receive a Norwegian ID number, they too should contact their general practitioner.

Situation - injuries - first aid #

Defibrillators on campus #

Emergency assistance and a list of all the defibrillators on NTNU's campuses.

Unconsciousness and falls #

  • Check for consciousness
  • Make sure the person's airways are open
  • Check for breathing, you should observe at least two inhalations a minute
  • In the case of heart failure, start CPR immediately, alternating between 30 compressions and 2 breaths
  • Stop bleeding by compressing the wound
  • Cool down burns with cold, but not freezing, water
  • Call 113 (Medical emergency)

Cuts and bites #

  • Stop bleeding by compressing the wound
  • Then raise the injured body part as high as possible
  • Bring any severed body parts to the hospital
  • People who work with human material should also see this information

Electrical shocks #

  • Stop the flow of electricity, mind your own safety first
  • Check for consciousness
  • Check for breathing, you should observe at least two inhalations a minute
  • Make sure to only touch dry clothing when moving the person
  • Make sure the person's airway is open
  • In the case of heart failure, start CPR immediately, alternating between 30 compressions and 2 breaths
  • Cool down burns with cold, but not freezing, water
  • Call 113(Medical emergency)
  • Contact a doctor for an examination if the shock is from a high voltage source or two current-drawing contacts.

Chemical spills and splashes #

Spills on skin #

  • Rinse with a lot of water
  • In the case of hydrofluoric acid, use an antidote gel or calcium solution
  • Remove any soiled clothing or shoes and continue to rinse for 15 minutes
  • Bring the safety data sheet with you to the hospital

Ingestion by swallowing #

  • Rinse your mouth and drink water
  • In the case of strong acids and bases, don't induce vomiting
  • Bring the safety data sheet with you to the hospital
  • Suspected acute poisoning: Call 113 (Medical emergency)
  • The Norwegian Poison Information Centre, tel. 22 59 13 00, can be contacted if you have questions regarding poisonings. 

Inhalation #

  • Move to an area with fresh air immediately
  • Blow your nose thoroughly
  • Rinse your eyes and mouth with water
  • Avoid physical exertion
  • Bring the safety data sheet with you to the hospital

Eyes #

  • Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water or eye washing solution
  • Continue rinsing during the transfer to the hospital
  • Bring the safety data sheet with you to the hospital

Spills on clothing #

  • Remove and rinse soiled clothing
  • Decide whether the clothes have to be thrown away or if they can be used after being washed
  • Note that clothes that are soiled with oxidizing solutions and then dried are highly flammable

Spills on benches, floor, and other surfaces #

  • Small amounts:  Use an absorbant solution or a paper towel to soak up the spill (unless the chemical is reactive)
  • Large amounts:  water soluble and hazardous chemicals should be collected and treatment as hazardous waste. Solutions can be absorbed with sand or inert absorption pads

Fires, explosions and gas leakages #

  • Consider your own safety first
  • Put on a gas mask if necessary
  • Trigger the alarm
  • Call 113 (Medical emergency)
  • Call 110 (Fire department)
  • Secure the accident site, and check for secondary damage in the room
  • Extinguish burning clothing in the emergency showers or choke the flames with clothing or blankets
  • Try to extinguish the fire
  • Close off leakages
  • Drag (don't lift) injured persons away from the accident
  • Check for consciousness in injured persons
  • Make sure the person's airway is open
  • Check for breathing, you should observe at least two inhalations a minute
  • In the case of heart failure, start CPR immediately, alternating between 30 compressions and 2 breaths
  • Stop bleeding by compressing the wound
  • Cool down burns with cold, but not freezing, water

Training and first aid equipment #

Employees should receive basic training in first aid.

Each unit should decide what first aid equipment they need based on a risk assessment. NTNU has a purchase agreement on first aid and fire protection courses with Minso AS (in Norwegian).

Help #

NTNU regulations #

Legislation #

Contact information #

Approval/signature #

Approved by Director of HSE – February 7th 2014 – HMSR60E

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