Emergency First Aid at Work
£175.00 Ex. VAT
Is This Course For Me?
What are the benefits?
In the UK, the legal requirements for first aiders at work are outlined in the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. These regulations require that employers provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities, and personnel to ensure that injured or ill employees can receive immediate assistance.
Employers must conduct a risk assessment to identify the necessary level of first aid provision based on factors such as the size and type of workforce, the nature of the work being carried out, and the hazards and risks present in the workplace.
Based on this assessment, an employer must ensure that there is at least one trained first aider present at all times. The number of first aiders required will depend on the findings of the assessment. In addition, employers must ensure that their first aiders have access to appropriate equipment and facilities, including first aid kits, eye-wash stations, and other necessary supplies.
The first aid training must be provided by a reputable and competent provider and should cover a range of topics such as how to manage an incident, resuscitation, and how to treat injuries and illnesses. Employers should also ensure that their first aiders receive regular refresher training to maintain their skills and knowledge.
Employers are required to display a sign informing employees of the location of the first aid kit and who the designated first aiders are. They must also keep a record of any accidents, injuries or illnesses that occur in the workplace, and ensure that this information is accessible to their employees.
There are several benefits to sending your employees on a first aid course:
Improved safety in the workplace: By providing your employees with first aid training, they will be better equipped to handle emergencies that may arise in the workplace. This can help to prevent accidents from escalating into major incidents and can create a safer work environment for everyone.
Reduced downtime: In the event of an injury or illness, having trained first aiders on hand can help to reduce downtime by providing immediate assistance to the affected person. This can help to speed up the recovery process and get employees back to work faster.
Improved employee morale: By demonstrating a commitment to employee safety and well-being, you can boost employee morale and create a more positive work environment. This can lead to increased loyalty, productivity, and job satisfaction.
Compliance with legal requirements: As mentioned earlier, there are legal requirements for employers to provide adequate and appropriate first aid facilities and personnel in the workplace. By providing first aid training to your employees, you can ensure that you are in compliance with these regulations.
Transferable skills: First aid training provides valuable life-saving skills that can be used both inside and outside of the workplace. This means that your employees will be better prepared to handle emergencies in their personal lives as well, which can have a positive impact on the wider community.
Park City offers business owners a unique and engaging opportunity to build team morale and upskill their employees. Our closed course allows up to 10 people to learn first aid training in one session, while our open course is available to any business that wishes to improve their staff’s knowledge in this critical area. Take advantage of this great opportunity today!