First aid training is an excellent investment for a variety of individuals. Whether a requirement under the Health and Safety First Aid Regulations (1981) at your workplace or as a parent, carer, or volunteer at organisations such as sports clubs.
This post will walk you through who should get first aid training and why.
Who Should Receive First Aid Training?
As mentioned, there are several groups of people that should invest in first aid training. Let’s go through a list of the most likely candidates with that in mind.
1. Your Employees
As a business owner, you need to ensure that, by law, you have enough designated first aid aiders within your workplace. You are obliged to have “adequate and appropriate” personnel trained and qualified to deal with first aid situations.
In terms of numbers, that will be determined by the risk profile of your specific workplace. In some instances, you may only require a couple of first aiders per 50 employees for an office environment. By contrast, you may need as many as one in every 20 employees qualified in a higher risk work environment.
2. Volunteers At Sports Clubs
In addition to business employees, it’s an excellent idea for individuals part of volunteer organisations to receive first aid training, especially for high-risk environments such as contact sports.
As recent events in the footballing world have demonstrated, having a qualified first aider in the vicinity when an emergency occurs can be the difference between life and death. Thus, it’s essential to ensure that any first aiders in your sports club are adequately trained and prepared to deal with various injuries and incidents that can occur.
Finally, parents or those with dependent children (such as foster parents) can benefit from first aid training. It’s an excellent idea for those closest to young people to be able to provide basic but potentially life-saving first aid until emergency services can be contacted.
For relatively little outlay, you can become a real difference-maker to somebody you care for or look after. In the case of parents, it’s also helpful to receive specific paediatric first aid training, which differs in several ways from traditional first aid.
4. Carers and Adult Caregivers
Another group of individuals who can benefit from first aid training is those who look after vulnerable or elderly relatives.
Knowing how to detect a stroke, what to do (and not do) after a fall, and how to perform CPR are essential skills for anyone who lives with or cares for an elderly person. Even a minor cut or laceration can become a severe issue if not treated properly.
Receive First-Class First Aid Training from Wirral’s Leading Provider
At TL Training, we offer several first aid training courses for individuals requiring certification and those merely looking to learn all-important life-saving skills. We offer the following courses:
- • 1-Day Emergency First Aid at Work
- • 3-Day First Aid at Work
- • 2-Day First Aid at Work Requalification
- • First Aid Annual Refresher Course
- • 2-Day Paediatric First Aid Course
- • Mental Health First Aid Course
So whether you are becoming a new parent or wish to put some of your employees through comprehensive first aid training to comply with the law and foster a safer working environment, we have a course suitable for your needs.