Is your Wirral workforce ready for a first aid emergency? According to the British Red Cross, approximately nine in ten UK adults would not feel equipped to administer life-saving first aid in cases of emergency.
Workplace injuries are unpredictable, but having a trained first aider on-site can reduce a casualty’s pain, recovery time, or even save their life. While not every job is dangerous, accidents can happen in any environment at any time. Employers have a legal and moral obligation to create a safe working environment for their employees. Providing employees with first aid training is the first step to creating a safer working environment.
So what Wirral-based first aid training course is most appropriate for your workforce? And what are the benefits associated with taking one?
Why Take A Wirral First Aid Training Course?
To an increasing number of employers in Wirral, first aid training is becoming a priority as it benefits both them and their employees. First aid training allows employers to stay legally compliant while providing staff with life-saving skills and a safer working environment.
According to the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations of 1981, business owners must ensure that staff have access to appropriate first aid support and equipment in cases of medical emergencies. Nobody can predict when a first aid emergencies will occur, but business owners can be prepared by having an accredited first aider on site.
The HSE guidelines also set out clear requirements for the number of first-aiders in a team, stocking the first aid kit, first aid procedures, and more. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your business remains HSE compliant.
First aid training benefits employees as the skills learnt at a first aid course can be used outside of the office. What’s more, first aid training courses are interactive, making them a fun and educational team-building opportunity.
What First Aid Training Courses Are Available in Wirral?
There are many different first aid training courses in Wirral. The most appropriate one for your team will depend on the number of employees you have, their first-aid skill set, and the nature of your work.
Novice First Aiders
1. One-Day Emergency First Aid at Work
The course provides individuals with the practical skills needed to administer first aid confidently during emergencies. Our emergency first aid course will teach participants how to assess a casualty, administer CPR, and more.
2. Three-Day First Aid at Work
The comprehensive course equips individuals with the highest HSE-recognised first aid qualification. Our three-day first aid course in Wirral will teach participants to administer first aid to, for example, unresponsive, choking, burnt, and poisoned casualties. First Aiders will leave with the ability to support their colleagues at work in cases of emergency, as required by the HSE.
Qualified First Aiders
1. First Aid Annual Refresher Course
The course provides individuals with the necessary training to ensure that they are up to date with all the changes in first aid protocols. The HSE advises first aiders who have completed the Once-Day Emergency First Aid at Work course or the Three-Day First Aid at work course to complete a refresher first aid course annually.
2. Two-Day First Aid at Work Requalification
First aiders are legally required to requalify every three years by completing a two-day requalification first aid course. You can complete the course nine days before the expiry of your existing first aid certificate and up to 28 days after the certificate expires.
Requalification courses allow first aiders to sharpen their existing first aid skills to ensure that they are prepared for workplace emergencies at all times. When attending the requalification training, first aiders must bring their existing first aid certificate as proof of requalification.
First Aid for Children
1. Two-Day Paediatric First Aid Course
Individuals who work or care for young children, such as preschool teachers or grandparents, should complete a paediatric first aid course. The two-day course meets the requirements set by Ofstead Early Years and the Childcare Register, providing participants with the certainty needed to administer the paediatric first-aid techniques confidently.
First Aid for children differs significantly from workplace first aid. So, staff members working with adults and children are encouraged to complete both courses.
Why Choose TL Training for Your Wirral First Aid Training?
To remain HSE compliant, your staff should only receive first aid training from a qualified first aid training provider, such as TL Training. The training company you choose should also be experienced with a proven track record to ensure that your staff receive high-quality first aid training.
TL Training is a Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) accredited company. Our instructors have been providing comprehensive First Aid at Work training for over a decade. We have provided our high-quality training to companies of all sizes in different industries across Wirral, Chester, and the rest of the UK. Our online courses, such as the Mental Health First Aid course, are innovative and respond to the changing needs of the modern workforce.
If you’re looking for an experienced training provider in Wirral, choose TL Training. Our first aid training in Wirral can help you stay legally compliant while making your workplace a safer environment for your employees.