Hundreds of employees are involved in accidents in the workplace each year. Though these accidents cannot always be avoided or completely ruled out, they can be effectively managed. First aid training gives employees the ability to act fast in the event of an accident, or someone being taken ill, and provides them with the skills to deal with the situations calmly, confidently, and quickly.
Accidents can happen at anytime, anywhere. No matter what industry you work in, be it a small office or a large construction site, there is always a chance of something going wrong. First aid training is not just recommended, it is actually a legal requirement. The Health and Safety Act (first aid regulations 1981) requires you to provide adequate first aid equipment, facilities and members of trained staff so that employees can receive treatment immediately in the event of an emergency.
How and why it will benefit your business
By having members of staff who are trained in first aid, you will be protecting yourself and your business. It really is vital that you and your employees are aware of the steps to take in the event of an emergency.
By sending members of staff to take part in first aid courses, you are providing them with lifesaving skills and the ability to act quickly and competently. With this in mind, your employees are able to come to work and feel safe and confident that if they are involved in an accident, there will always be people on hand to attend to them and their needs and to provide the appropriate level of care.
Though enrolling employees on such courses can be costly, in the long run you may actually be saving your company a substantial amount of money. First aid training teaches employees to be more conscious of their health and safety within the workplace, leading to a reduced number of accidents. If first aiders act fast when an injury takes place, this could mean that the injured person may not need to take time off work to recover, or could at least reduce the time they may need to take off. The training can also help prevent life threatening accidents that could result in legal action against your company from happening.
Finally, providing your employees with this invaluable training is a fantastic way to boost your company’s reputation. After all, employees would rather work for a company who cares about their health, well being and safety.
Get in touch
Interested in undertaking one of our first aid courses? Call us today on 0151 343 0588 to learn more. Alternatively, you can email us at [email protected] and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible. We provide practical and jargon free First Aid courses from our office, based in Bromborough, Wirral.