No matter what precautions we take to keep our employees safe in the workplace, accidents can - and will - happen. Knowing how to handle the situation when it occurs, however, is what makes all the difference. That’s where First Aid at Work (FAW) training comes in. Providing you with the necessary skills to handle an accident or emergency safely and confidently, this course offers the highest level of first aid training normally undertaken in the workplace.
As well as a legal requirement that every employer provides adequate training for their staff, an emergency first aid course allows you the opportunity to prevent minor injuries and accidents from becoming critical issues. From both a health and safety perspective, as well as an economic one, this provision ensures a happier working environment - not to mention the morale boost that comes from workers knowing their employer cares for their wellbeing.
In many cases, having an individual present who knows how to use a defibrillator (or AED machine), should somebody undergo cardiac arrest, can literally mean the difference between life and death. If defibrillation can take place within 5 minutes of the casualty having stopped breathing - and, within that time, CPR is performed - the chance of survival is 75%.
Any accident or emergency can be stressful and upsetting - but never more so than when it involves a child. Our one and two day paediatric first aid courses provide you with the essential skills to react accordingly, safely and confidently to prevent a minor issue turning into a major one.