A basic level of first aid training is important for everyone from a young age. It is critical that from as young as five or six, children know what to do in an emergency and are able to keep themselves safe. This isn’t something that should be neglected in adulthood, as it is a legal requirement to have one or more first aid trained members of staff on shift at any one time in any workplace setting. Many employers may find it useful to put a few members of staff through our first aid training in Peterborough, the Midlands, and Lincolnshire.
First aid training can be undertaken across a number of areas to tailor the training to the needs of the trainee. Workplace first aid training offers a range of solutions and first aid skills to deal with accidents and emergencies in any workplace. Courses are available for regular first aid and even refresher courses to prevent first aid skills from becoming rusty over time. You can also find health and safety training courses which help employees learn what they need to be doing in order to prevent accidents and injuries happening in the first place.
How Can Health and Safety Prevent Accidents?
Although employees should have been trained in how to perform their job safely, health and safety courses offer a more in-depth look at safety procedures. This offers a closer look at things such as long-term exposure to potential irritants, non-routine operations and step-by-step safety when working with chemicals or asbestos, working at height and so on. Teaching what signs and symptoms to look out for and the processes which will help employees to be safe when working around them makes it more likely that a potential accident will be spotted and remedied long before it happens.