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In Germany all people have to provide first aid - no matter where the accident has happened or if they are trained first aiders or not. The first aid training does not change the legal status: Trained first aiders do not bear liability for damages or wrong done first aid. On the contrary they are eligible for full refund of all expenses or suffered damages.
However, as a trained first aider you will be much more competent in offering first aid. It is not everybody's cup of tea to do a first aid training. But it would be nice, if this is a mission for you. Unfortunately at the FU first aid trainings are only offered in German language. Please see the information of the Weiterbildungszentrum. Only people with an employment relationship may get a first aid training. This includes also temporary contracts like a student tutor or doctoral candidates.
If you are a trained first aider the staff in your work environment should know this. A good idea is a notice at the door of your lab.
Group heads have to ensure a proper first aid organisation in their group. This includes:
Since first aiders should be well known to the staff and since the responsibility of the work safety has been delegated to the group heads all groups should have a sufficient number of first aiders. As a rule every group should have at least one first aider. Preferably this job should be done by permanent employees since experience is profitable and since then there is no need to recurrently take care for successors.
First aiders have to be trained in a basic course and must have then refreshment courses every two years. Courses are offered by the Weiterbildungszentrum of the Freien Universität Berlin. The fees for the courses are paid by the Unfallkasse Berlin. If accidents with hazardous chemicals may happen (working in labs), then an additional adeqate training is needed.
The group head has to instruct his coworkers regularly how to behave in case of an accident, the first aid kits and the first aiders. This may be done together with other instructions. Are further first aid measurements or is additional first aid material needed in a specific work area please contact the Arbeitsmedizinischen Zentrum (AMZ) of the Charité and the Dienststelle Arbeitssicherheit.
Imortant phone numbers and adresses have to be placed in sight of every telephone. Generally this is performed by the red notice.
Group heads should take every accident as a reason to check all accident prevention measures if they are OK or should be changed. Therefore they should make sure to get notice of every accident.