The Importance of First Aid at Work

By law first aid at work should be part of every business no matter what it is. The law requires that every business has at least one appointed first aider who takes responsibility for dialing 999 in an emergency and ensures the first aid box is always stocked up. This sometimes is not enough as the training provided will not have given the learner the correct knowledge on how to deal with an emergency whether that be major or life threatening, its no good having a first aid box that is stocked up without having the knowledge on how to use the tools in there.

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Some businesses may require a first aider to have a HSE approved course, which we can provide with our wide range of first aid training courses. Not all businesses will say this is mandatory but it is certainly something that all businesses should consider investing their employees in. Here is why:

An ambulance can take on average 8 minutes to arrive, not every casualty will necessary have that time, your first aider may be the only person that can save them.

A blocked air way can cause a person to become unconscious or die within 3-4 minutes, a first aider who has a HSE approved first aid course will know how to unblock a casualties air way and they will know that this is first protocol and crucial to saving their life.  

Did you know that on average 200,000 people in the UK are injured every year in the workplace. Not all may be life threatening but most are minor and major injuries that could have been prevented if employees had the correct first aid training. The more people you invest first aid training in the less likely any incidents will occur saving you time and money as your first aider will be able to deal with the emergency there and then without having to call 999.

Make your working environment a safe place for you and your employees through effective and high quality first aid training, you never know when it will be needed!

We offer high quality and cost effective first aid training courses in Warrington, Wigan, Manchester, Liverpool, St Helens and Merseyside.

 

 

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