There are numerous benefits in acquiring the First Aid at Work certificate, not just for the attendees, but also benefits that affect their family, friends, strangers and employers. Helen Lingard (*1) at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) conducted a 24-week experiment upon a small group of construction industry employees.
This study demonstrated very positive effects after the employees attended First Aid training, as highlighted below:-
“The observations at participants’ worksites suggested that, for the most part, the first aid training had a positive effect on the occupational safety and health behavior of participants……..It appears that first aid training enhances participants’ motivation to avoid occupational injuries and illnesses and improves their risk control behavior.”
In fact, the positive results of this study even suggests that perhaps first aid training should be made available to all employees, not just for a few designated “first aiders”.
Furthermore, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) (*2) reports the following key statistics for Great Britain (2018/19), as below:-
“1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
111 workers killed at work (2019/20)
581,000 working people sustaining an injury at work, according to the Labour Force Survey
28.2 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
£15 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill-health from current working conditions (2017/18)”
These figures emphasise the importance of First Aid at Work training, since there are so many lives involved at work, but let’s not forget that RoSPA (*3) refers to the fact that most accidents occur at home. This is why the number of deaths as a result of home accidents are so high every year at approximately 6000! Therefore, we need to focus on the benefits of undertaking the First Aid at Work training course and gaining the skills to save lives can be cross-transferred to protecting your family at home. As an employer or as an employee, you may well ask, what are the advantages of completing the First Aid at Work course? In response, there are many benefits in completing first aid training, as mentioned by Emma Hammett (*4), but these are the main reasons why you should consider acquiring a first aid certificate, as follows:
At Staff Defence, we are delighted to offer any employers or individuals a fully-accredited (Highfield) First Aid at Work training course, in which you will receive the comprehensive training you need, enabling you to become a highly-competent First Aider. Please feel free to visit our website and to review the link below, where you are welcome to book a place on our First Aid at Work course:-
(*1). The Effect of First Aid Training on Australian Construction Workers Helen Lingard (RMIT) https://www.researchgate.com
(*2). Health & Safety Statistics Health & Safety Executive https://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics
(*3). Facts and Figures https://www.rospa.com
(*4). Why Learning First Aid at Work is a Beneficial Life Skill (Emma Hammett) https://www.governmentbusiness.co.uk
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Additionally, we have a training location in the USA.
However, depending on the type of course selected, we are very flexible and our Instructors can travel to a client’s venue, if that is more convenient for you. The only exception is our H.E.A.T. (Hostile Environments Awareness Training) Course, which must be conducted at our training venue, due to the course content and requirements.
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