Learning first aid should still be a priority for firms in the twenty first century. Basic life support can help save lives, no matter what your industry. Even if you aren’t in a public facing industry or work with the public, it is vital that members of staff understand what to do should an emergency occur.
Sadly, accidents can occur. The HSE recently reported that a young apprentice at a Rochdale timber mouldings firm lost two of his fingers after a serious accident occured. These incidents can impact on the future earnings potential of an individual in addition to their immediate wellbeing. The company was fined over £18,000 over failures to put adequate safeguards in place.
Just as it is necessary to have health and safety procedures in place, it is vital companies have staff trained in basic life support should the need arise.
A good training provider can offer the right level of support and flexible training options to ensure all staff members have access to the courses needed to help provide life saving skills.