People panic about being ‘the First Aider’ well have a think about….The fact that you probably won’t need these skills at work is a fact to consider. So when would you need First Aid skills?
- Whilst at home
- At the park
- Road side
- In town
- At the gym etc.
You could need first aid anywhere and everywhere. The key is to be always be prepared. It is like the old saying ‘prevention is better than the cure. Being “the First Aider” at work benefits you more so than anything else. You receive training and experience that will no only be beneficial for your work life i.e helping your fellow employees but also in your home environment. You will have the training and experience to help your family and friends or even members of the general public. Here are two important facts about first aid:
- Thousands of people are dying each year in situations where first aid could have made the difference; this includes nearly 900 people who choke to death, 2’500 who asphyxiate from a blocked airway and 29’000 who die from heart attacks.
- Up to 150,000 adults a year could be given a chance to live – if more people knew first aid, that includes thousands of children.
Have the information we shared helped?
Here is a video from Helen, one of our trainers and a link to First Aid at Work course..