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The Importance of First Aid Training

The Importance of First Aid Training

There is a universal need for first aid training, so let’s define some vital elements of that training.

Depending on your line of work, injuries and incidents may be more or less common in your place of employment. However, prioritizing safety in any work environment is incredibly important and can save lives.  There is a universal need for first aid training, so let’s define some vital elements of that training.

First Response

First responders are an asset to any community and they save lives every day, with a little first aid training for employees, no time is lost in the gap between an injury and personnel arriving. Say there is an incident where someone is choking on their food in the work cafeteria – this is a situation that can happen anywhere. Having a staff member who is trained in first aid can help identify to problem and start administering the right safety procedures before first responders arrive. Whether it is the Heimlich maneuver or how to bandage a wound properly, having people equipped with even basic knowledge can limit the impact of an accident. Although some employees might have the knowledge to render first response assistance, it is important for everyone to know how.

Training Courses for Everyone

It is typical practice in some companies to only send a few employees for first aid training or have an employee or two in each department who are able to perform CPR, but that isn’t enough. The hazards vary from workplace to workplace and require diverse safety plans, so it would be beneficial to send all employees to first aid training courses.

Developing a Safety Plan

It is important for all companies to create safety plans. Just like fire evacuation or weather evacuation, every company should create and distribute a safety plan. Every workplace comes with their own hazards – some hazards can be specific to the kind of work they are doing like injuries due to mishandling equipment or can be hazardous because of things simply happening. For example, consider the possibility of someone choking. Due to this potential situation and others like it, it is important for a company to develop protocols to follow when it comes to administering first aid. Staff should be trained to handle specific hazards in the industry and also trained to recognize and follow the correct procedures for less specific incidents. it is important to take thorough training seriously in any workplace. After all, comprehensive safety planning and training can save a life between when a situation occurs and before first responders start to arrive.

Prioritize Safety with G&M Services

G&M Services is proud of our employees and the dedication they have for safety in the workplace. Our employees are also rewarded for positive safety practices. We incorporate weekly and monthly discussions and meeting to ensure that all involved are aware of how to handle equipment and potential situations that could occur during a project.

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