First Aid: Why do businesses need proper training for staff?

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Depending what industry or sector you work in there might be an obvious or more pressing need to be first aid certified. However, it’s important for every sector, regardless of obvious need to have their employees certified in first aid. 

There are benefits for both employee and employer to having employees completed first aid training courses. In this article we’ll look at some of the ways that first aid training can benefit both employers and employees, as well as Baig Security’s first aid training course.

So Why Should You Provide First Aid Training for Staff?

Well, first of all as an employer, it can ensure you are meeting any legal obligations for safety and training depending on where you work.

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As well, having employees be first aid trained means if an accident where an injury is the result happens on your businesses premise, it allows for employees to react quickly to the situation and render aid. 

As well, if you work in a sector which has high workplace accident rates, awareness due to first aid training can help avoid these instances, and keep your employees safe. 

As well as an increased feeling of safety for employees, allowing them to be comfortable in their workspace and improve workflow. If an employee is constantly feeling unsafe, they are less likely to do their best work. 

What are the Benefits for employees?

There are  lots of benefits to being first aid trained as an employee. For example, it’s a great resume booster! As well, it allows you to be safe, and lessens anxiety by ensuring you know how to react if you or a co-worker is injured.

Being first aid trained doesn’t only apply at work. It is a useful skill that can help you no matter where you are. If something should happen at home, or out in public you are equipped with the skills to help.

Lastly, being first aid certified means you are safe to work alone. If an employee who has no first aid training is working alone and receives an injury they are more likely to panic and make poor decisions. 

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Now that you know the benefits of first aid training for both employer and employees, check out Baig Security’s first aid training course! 

It can be completed in a hybrid delivery or fully in person and costs 89.99. It is a red cross certified course, and covers the following topics:

  • Preparing to respond
  • The EMS system
  • Check, call, care
  • Airway emergencies
  • Breathing and circulation emergencies
  • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Wound care
  • Written exam

Interested in learning more about our first aid training course? Go to this link for more information.

Sarah Stone

Published by Sarah Stone

2+ years in Design and Marketing. Works at Baig Security as a Digital Design and Marketing Manager.

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