Life-threatening injuries may not be common in the workplace, but minor and major ones are, and knowing first aid can make all the difference. So why is first aid training so important in the workplace?
It can save lives
If there is an accident in the office is anyone trained to come to the rescue? First aid training gives your staff the confidence and ability to react immediately to an incident, injury or illness. CPR has been reported to save many lives due to fast reaction.
It can reduce the number of workplace accidents
First aid training helps employees learn to be more conscious of safety in the workplace, leading to a reduced number of accidents and injuries. Minimizing risk to workers and decreasing workplace incidents is a benefit to everyone, but for employers it has implications within all aspects of business operations. All employees become more safety aware, helping to bring down the number of accidents.
It can reduce recovery time
Rapid reaction to illness or injury, before further aid such as an ambulance arrives can not only save lives, but in addition, will reduce recovery time of the patient. If that patient is a member of staff, that means they will be back to work quicker, with less impact on the business.
It gives employees confidence and clarity during an emergency
First aid training does not just teach your staff how to treat patients in need of first aid, it also gives them confidence to effectively manage an emergency without fear, confusion or feeling overwhelmed.
This is especially important if your workplace involves possibly hazardous activities. Here at Skyward Training, we offer Emergency First Aid training that provides your employees with the necessary skills to assess inuries and their severity and to learn how to act on them. Get in touch with a member of our team on 01708 361430 and we will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
The Importance of First Aid Training In The Workplace