Bleed Control Cabinets

Severe blood loss can lead to death within minutes. To keep the Durham College campus community safe in the event of a trauma injury, the college has installed over 30 bleed control kits throughout the Oshawa and Whitby campuses.

These kits, found in clearly marked cabinets, contain the essentials needed to limit blood loss and stabilize an injured person. All kits include the following supplies:

  • A tourniquet
  • Sheers
  • Emergency bandages
  • Compressed gauze
  • Medical gloves
  • Hemostatic Gauze
  • Visual guide
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Permanent marker

In an emergency, students and employees are encouraged to use the supplies as needed. When a bleed control cabinet is opened, an alarm will go off alerting Campus Security that a person requires immediate help.

Bleed control cabinets can be found at the following locations:

Oshawa campus

Gordon Willey building, main floor:

  • South Wing entrance foyer
  • South Wing entrance (bus loop/coffee shop)
  • Computer Commons
  • Security base desk (“the Pit”)
  • President and Board Office
  • C-Wing intersection
  • Cafeteria
  • I-Wing entrance
  • Campus Recreation Wellness Centre, across from main desk

Gordon Willey building, second floor:

  • South Wing across from paramedic labs
  • Outside the Office of the Dean of Students
  • A-Wing, Tim Hortons and elevator junction
  • I-Wing intersection near dental labs

Grounds building, inside main door

Student Services building, main floor, beside elevator

Student Services building, second floor, beside International Office

Centre for Collaborative Education, main floor, beside elevator

South Village Residence, front desk

Simcoe Village Residence, front desk

Softball Field, press box

Whitby campus

Main campus, main floor

  • Four Corners, across from Tim Hortons
  • Hallway between HVAC shops and carpentry shop
  • Across from hydraulics lab
  • Mechanical shop, between shops 1 and 2
  • Hallway between welding shops and motor vehicle lab 2

Main campus, second floor

  • Top of main stairwell, outside of classroom 2-8
  • Outside faculty offices

Ontario Power Generation Centre for Skilled Trades and Technologies

  • Main floor, security desk
  • Second floor, post walkway in Elevating Devices
  • Second floor, beside accessibility elevator in plumbing shop

Centre for Food, main floor, staircase beside security desk

Whitby Residence, front desk