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.
Last week we shared the story of MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton who recently resuscitated his 4-year-old daughter, Darcy, using first aid he half-remembered from a Scuba diving first aid course he attended some 25 years ago.
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