According to Health and Safety Executive Health and Safety at Work Summary statistics for Great Britain (2017) over 600,000 injuries occurred in the workplace between 2016 and 2017. Also, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that the current cost of injuries and ill health to businesses is £14.9 billion. All organisations need to comply with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. These regulations apply to all workplaces, regardless of size or number of employees. All employers should assess their first aid needs based on the hazards and risks that exist.
Companies should consider the following points: -
If you have staff who:
If you are a school with non-employees (students) what extra factors need to be considered?
For more advice on completing a needs assessment, you can visit the HSE website.
Once the risk assessment has been undertaken, if it is identified that the organisation needs first aiders, they are required to be trained and qualified to the standards outlined by the HSE. However, research recently carried out found that there’s only a 50:50 chance that someone would feel confident about helping in an emergency situation.
Make 2018 the year you learn how to save a life.
First aid skills can help save lives and help to prevent minor incidents from becoming more serious.
Confident, qualified first aiders can save both time and money for businesses by reducing the cost of injuries and working days that could be lost due to an accident or injury.
Here at First Response (First Aid) Ltd, we offer first aid training courses to clients throughout the UK. We have a real passion for what we do and we feel that this shows in every single one of the first aid courses that we offer.
Our trainers get excellent feedback!
If you would like additional information on the first aid courses that we offer, be sure to get in touch with our experienced team today. We're always here to take your call and assist you in any way we possibly can.
First Response (First Aid) Ltd have some of the most amazing trainers out there and anybody who has had the pleasure of attending any one of the many courses would fully agree with this statement.
Well done team First Response (First Aid) Ltd and a big thank you goes out to our customers for providing us with so much positive feedback.
I took part in your one-day first aid at work course today at the golf club Aldridge, and I would just like to say that I have done many first aid courses in my time but the one I did today was absolutely fantastic!! The two gents that hosted the course were inspirational and I can promise you we will recommend your company to everyone that walks through our door! I feel for the first time ever, after a course that I would be confident in doing all I could in saving someone's life. I walked out wishing I did the 3-day course, Thank you again and see you in 3 years!!
Sarah, Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work
Fab delivery, clear & concise with a good mix of practical & theory. Brian was a brilliant trainer and this really helps ease any nerves.
Amy, First Aid at Work course.
The trainer from First Response delivered a first class First Aid Course. The content was suitable for the age range of the children who attended (Young Carers) they were treated according to age and level of understanding. The trainer fully engaged the young carers throughout the course and placed an emphasis on doing the best they can and not to be afraid to try. The young carers went away with a good level of first aid skills. We would thoroughly recommend this course.
Helen Charles, Emergency First Aid at Work course
Mick and Alex were absolutely brilliant, they made a topic that could have dragged feel lively and fun. The trainers were so friendly & entertaining, I definitely think I've learned a lot and I'll remember it if I need it !
Emma, First Aid at Work course
Brilliant trainer very informative and fun. Explained concepts really well :)
Jessica, Level 3 Paediatric First Aid course
Excellent refresher course taking into consideration our existing knowledge and experience
Anneke, Anaphylaxis and CPR Course
This week, on 13th November, at First Response (First Aid) Ltd in Walsall, we are recognising World Kindness Day.
Attending one of our six First Response (First Aid) Ltd Mental Health First Aid training courses will provide individuals with the practical skills, knowledge and confidence to recognise the symptoms of mental health issues....
Every company in Warwickshire will consider having a physical first aider but what about a mental health first aider?
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