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Paul and Clive Achieve Emergency First Aid at Work Certification

Training is extremely important to us here at Heason and we are constantly looking at new qualifications for our employees to improve on knowledge, experience and service. You may have noticed over the last couple of months that some of our blog posts feature employee training and development.

In December 2015, we invited Paul Unsted, Production Manager, and Clive Hook, Production Engineer, to attend a one day Emergency First Aid at Work certified training course through St John Ambulance.

What Were the Main Objectives of the Emergency First Aid at Work Course?

The main objectives of this Emergency First Aid at Work course were to refresh and improve knowledge in order for both Paul and Clive to be better prepared within the workplace and to continue as our first aid appointed persons for employees, customers and visitors.

During the 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work course both Paul and Clive looked at:

  • Understanding the Role of the First Aider
  • How to Manage an Emergency
  • Communication and Casualty Care
  • Bleeding (both Minor and Severe) 
  • Health and Safety Regulations
  • Resuscitation/CPR for Adults
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Shock
  • Seizures
  • How to Deal with an Unconscious Casualty 

What are the Benefits of this Emergency First Aid course?

It is a legal requirement for employers to provide immediate care for employees if they suffer from an accident or illness within the workplace. Putting employees on a First Aid at Work course will provide a number of key benefits to the business:

  • Saving lives: Having a good level of knowledge and skills in first aid can be the difference between life and death.
  • First aid kits are used correctly: A first aid kit is a valuable piece of equipment. Employees who have completed a First Aid course will be able to keep the contents up to date and know how to use it effectively in an emergency.
  • Reducing workplace accidents: Employees who have undertaken a first aid course will be more safety conscious thus being able to identify hazards.
  • Improved handling of situations: First Aid training will help employees to manage situations better which is key to eliminating further incidents.
  • Safety Skills outside the workplace: The skills learnt on a first aid course are for life, not just for work. Employees will be able to treat themselves, colleagues, family, friends and the general public in the event of an emergency.

More about St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance is the leading first aid charity in the UK. Not only do they campaign to raise awareness of first aid and educating the public, they also have a huge bank of volunteers who provide first aid within communities, aim to keep people safe during events and work alongside the NHS when responding to 999 calls.

If you visit the St John Ambulance website you will also be able to look at a number of supportive notes and guidance on first aid procedures. Why don’t you test your knowledge on First Aid by taking the Five Lives in your Hands quiz.

For more information contact sales@heason.com or call us on +44 (0) 1403 792 300.

Article published on: 29/01/2016