At Westwood Primary School, we are committed to ensuring the health and safety of all staff, pupils and visitors.
All staff at Westwood undertake first aid training to ensure that we can respond quickly and appropriately to an incident should it arise. First aid is immediate temporary care for a pupil, member of staff or visitor who is ill or injured, with the intention of supporting the patient emotionally, preventing an injured or ill person’s condition from worsening and preserving life. This may include treating minor injuries or taking charge where an injury or illness requires further treatment by a medical professional until the patient can be taken to hospital.
Any first aid that is administered will be recorded in our first aid log. Notifications are sent out to parents and carers via ParentMail.
In 2021 we held a fundraiser to purchase a school defibrillator, which is located outside the school office.