First aid training is beneficial to individuals and businesses up and down the country. Not only do you receive knowledge of how to help someone with an emergency medical situation, but you also can spot them before they happen.
But if you are still on the fence about committing you or your employees to first aid training, below are five immediate benefits you receive upon completion of first aid training.
1. You And/Or Your Employees Know How to Respond to an Emergency Situation
Perhaps the biggest immediate benefit of first aid training is that you or your employees will know how to assist in a medical emergency. Whether it’s a customer, employee, or bystander if there is a medical situation in your business you can be ready to administer help until the paramedics arrive.
Just knowing what to do in these situations can make a huge difference to their outcome, in many cases the skills you will learn will help to save lives. It’s as simple as that.
2. You Will Learn CPR
CPR is one of the most vital life-saving skills any individual can have under their belt. It can save the life of someone who has stopped breathing, either via a cardiac event or otherwise. It may seem simple, but knowing how to administer CPR until help arrives can be the difference between life and death.
Recent events (particularly in sport) have highlighted the importance of CPR, and it’s something you should strongly consider learning.
3. You Can Spot the Earlier Signs of an Emergency
There can be warning signs that a medical emergency is likely to occur, and if spotted early enough it could avoid the need for immediate medical intervention. However, those signs might not be picked up by untrained individuals.
Simply learning about the warning signs of strokes and other similar medical emergencies can ensure you or your employees will be able to spot them in time before graduating to a major medical incident.
4. First Aid Training Ensures On-Site Medical Equipment is Used Correctly
Do you know how to use everything contained within your workplace first aid kit? What about being able to operate an automated external defibrillator (AED)? If not, whether it’s a workplace AED or a public AED, you should be able to use it appropriately when an emergency takes place.
This knowledge will serve you just as well as a member of the public as well as a business owner or employee. Whether you are a parent or a carer, knowing how to use critical medical equipment is advantageous in so many ways.
5. Creates a Safer and More Positive Working Environment
The disturbing thing about medical emergencies is that no one can tell when they will occur. However, with one or several of your team members trained in the basics of first aid, it can make your team feel more secure and confident in the measures in place, creating a healthier working environment for you and them.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that businesses are required to ensure their employees are trained in first aid as a legal requirement. So if you want to avoid potential fines or legal action, then first aid training is something you should invest in as soon as possible.
Choose TL Training for First Aid Training Today
At TL Training, we have been delivering first aid training courses for over 20 years across the North West. From workplace first aid to mental health and paediatric courses, we have first aid courses to suit everyone.
You check out our array of first aid courses here. Or, if you would like to discuss your options with one of our friendly training advisors, simply call us on 0151 343 0588 or email us at [email protected].