Accident or illness

What to do in the event of an accident or illness? 

Campus staff members have a duty to provide immediate assistance to anyone who has an accident or is feeling ill. 

The person is UNCONSCIOUS

  1. Make sure that the situation is risk-free and that you are safe. 
  2. Call 911 immediately and specify the door where the ambulance is to go. 
    1. The 911 operator will tell you what to do while you wait for the ambulance. 
  3. Ask someone to find a first-aid attendant1. If you do not know the first-aid attendants on your campus, contact the reception desk, who will get in touch with them. You should also bring a first-aid kit2 and a defibrillator3 
  4. Ask someone to wait for the ambulance at the door specified when you called 911. 
  5. Notify management of the event. 

The person is CONSCIOUS

  1. Make sure that the situation is risk-free and that you are safe. 
  2. Ask someone to find a first-aid attendant1. If you do not know the first-aid attendants on your campus, contact the reception desk, who will get in touch with them. You should also bring a first-aid kit2 and a defibrillator3. 
  3. If the first-aid attendant or campus management deems it necessary, the person will be taken to the healthcare center by ambulance. If necessary, someone can accompany the person (family member, relative, colleague). 
    1. Do not hesitate to call the ambulance even if the person refuses. The ambulance driver can ask the patient to sign a release form if he or she truly does not want to go to the healthcare center. 
  4. Notify management of the event. 

First-aid attendants on site1:

Gaspé Campus 

  • Étienne Rail, room R-27, extension 1533 
  • Catherine Ferguson, room  147, extension 1402 
  • Stéphane St-Pierre, room  204-A, extension 1599 
  • Alain Huet (polytechnique), extension 1454 
  • Nadia Denis (résidence), extension 1414 
  • Steeve Lemieux, extension 1592 
  • Harold Dumaresq (polytechnique), extension 1454 
  • Steeve Stevens (résidence), extension 1292 

 

Carleton-sur-Mer Campus 

  • Jason Casey, room  112, extension 7261 
  • Élise O’Leary, room  415, extension 7250 
  • Francis Caron, room  204, extension 8735 
  • Joëlle Marenger, room 409, extension 8779 
  • Valérie Dumont, room 208, extension 8724 
  • Amanda Émilie Côté Boudreau, room  215, extension 8229 
  • Luc Leblanc, room  201-A, extension 7218 
  • Patricia Bernard, room 207, extension 7257 
  • Geneviève Leblanc (reception desk), extension 7211 

 

 

Îles-de-la-Madeleine Campus 

  • Serge Chevrier, room  124-3, extension 6251  
  • Josiane Bergeron, room 207, extension 6264  
  • Sylvie Juneau, room 201-1, extension 6253  
  • Lisandre Gilmore-Solomon, room 129, extension 6244 
  • Simon Dumais-Saint-Onge, room 130, extension 6271 
  • Yvon Chiasson, room 114, 418 937-9343 

 

École des pêches et de l’aquaculture du Québec  

  • Jean-Gabriel Dumais, room 211, extension 4146 
  • Linda Cauvier, room 126, extension 4202 
  • Joé Lelièvre (boat) 
  • Guylain Lelièvre (boat) 
  • Eskielle Rail-Roussy, room 113-C, extension 4212 

First-aid kits2 can be found at the following locations:

Gaspé Campus 

RENÉ-LÉVESQUE BUILDING 

  • Ground Floor:  Near R-19 

Central store (R-27) 

  • 1st floor: Main entrance – Reception desk 

Human resources (room 147) 

  • 2nd floor: Room  204 
  • 4th floor: Facing the central staircase 

 

POLYTECHNIC DEPARTMENT 

  • Central store (B-121) 
  • Forest Technology department 
  • Adventure Tourism premises 

 

SPORTS HALL 

  • Reception desk 
  • Pool 

 

RESIDENCE 

  • Reception desk – Main entrance 
  • Room 13 – Employee  

 

Carleton-sur-Mer Campus 

  • 1st floor: Outside the carpentry workshop 
  • 2nd floor: Photocopier cabinet 
  • 4th floor: Chemistry lab, room 417 
  • Sports center: Storage AND training room 
  • Cégep library: Circulation desk 

  

Îles-de-la-Madeleine Campus 

Ground floor: In the worker’s workshop, in the cafeteria and near the main entrance reception desk. 

2nd floor: In the science lab and halfway down the corridor. 

 

École des pêches et de l’aquaculture du Québec  

Ground floor: Rooms 109, 113, 136, 139, 144, 147, 150, 152, 141, 158, 159, 161, and 162 

2nd floor: Room 241-A 

Aquaponics greenhouse 

Boat 

Vehicle (2) 

Defibrillators3 are located at the following locations: 

Gaspé Campus 

  • René-Levesque Building– Main entrance 
  • Polytechnic Department – Across from the store, room B-121 
  • Sports Hall – Main entrance 
  • Residence – Main entrance 

 

Carleton-sur-Mer Campus 

  • 2nd floor: Reception desk (near the photocopier) 
  • Sports center: Main entrance 

 

Îles-de-la-Madeleine Campus 

  • At the main entrance, near the campus reception desk 

 

École des pêches et de l’aquaculture du Québec  

  • Ground Floor: At the reception desk opposite the campus radio station 
  • Sports center: At the main entrance 

AFTER the incident 

  1. Management will convene the people involved (first-aid attendant, rescued person, witnesses) to a meeting to review the event. 
  2. The first aid attendant must complete the Register of Accidents, Incidents and First Aid, available on the employee portal and at the following locations:  
    1. Gaspé: Material Resources Coordination Office, room 126 
    2. Carleton-sur-Mer: Reception desk 
    3. École des pêches et de l’aquaculture du Québec: Staff lounge, room 241 
    4. Îles-de-la-Madeleine: Reception desk

The person rescued must also sign this register. 

Inform management that the Register of Accidents, Incidents and First Aid has been completed. 

Important information

  • All events involving injury or illness, however minor, as well as any first aid administered, must be recorded in the Register of Accidents, Incidents and First Aid. 
  • Corrective action taken as a result of the accident or incident should be clearly detailed in the box provided. 
  • The rescued person is responsible for the cost of ambulance transportation from the campus to the healthcare center. It is the rescued person’s responsibility to check whether these costs can be reimbursed by his or her insurance company. 
  • This procedure is to be observed with students and staff as well as with any visitor who suffers an accident or feels ill. 

Examples of injuries or illness

Examples of injuries caused by accidents: burns, strains, cuts, tears, punctures, bruises, foreign bodies, crushing, severing of limbs, etc. 

Examples of illness: fainting, heartburn, abdominal cramp, pain, dizziness, throat, eye or nose irritation, nausea, headache, vomiting, etc.