Why Onsite First Aid Training is Beneficial
The National Safety Council reports that someone is injured on the job every 7 seconds. That statistic just goes to show that no matter how safe we try to make the workplace, accidents still inevitably happen.
Whether the emergency is a minor injury or a major one, it’s important for your staff at all levels to know how to handle the situation and how to give aid to a person in distress. Many buildings have first aid kits or designated stations with supplies, but does everyone on your staff have the knowledge of exactly what to do with those items if someone requires first aid attention?
Knowing what to do in an emergency, with the first aid materials you have to work with, can be the difference between life and death. Our onsite first aid training can ensure that anyone who needs first aid in your workplace will receive the crucial care they need until help arrives.
Why is it helpful to have first aid training performed onsite?
Imagine an employee, co-worker, client or customer has an accident, and they need medical attention. Offering CPR training and first aid training to your employees provides everyone on your staff with some basic medical techniques that can help stabilize injuries and help prevent the situation from getting worse.
A deep cut, for example, could turn ugly if they lose too much blood. Or when someone goes into sudden cardiac arrest, every second counts. Helping the victim as efficiently as possible is key, and our safety training solutions help you and your employees build confidence in yourselves, knowing you can perform life-saving techniques if the need arises. The injured person may be very thankful that you took the time to learn it.
Industry leading onsite CPR and first aid training for everyone
First aid training teaches with laypeople in mind. You don’t need a college degree or any special medical training to take a first aid course. Everyone is able to learn these techniques, so they can take action in an emergency.
A safety training course such as our first aid training teaches skills, builds confidence, and lets you practice the techniques so you can do it the right way when it matters most. This will help to avoid causing harm if you incorrectly performed one of the methods.
What are the benefits of being properly trained in first aid?
We often rely on medical professionals to handle all the emergency situations while we’re more comfortable with applying band-aids or cold compresses. EMTs and emergency room doctors will have the equipment and training to handle the more complicated care the person needs, but sometimes it’s important to be able to administer critical help right away. Being able to provide some basic first aid or CPR makes it more likely that there will be a better outcome to the situation.
If emergency personnel cannot get to your workplace very quickly, they’ll lose valuable time. First aid training helps you learn exactly what you need to do, right when you need to do it, to help save lives should an emergency come up. You’ll also know the proper techniques for each method you’re taught, so you know it’s done right.
Building confidence is an overlooked benefit of this kind of training. Often, when an emergency comes up, people get scared and freeze, and are unable to provide help due to their fear. Knowing the most important first aid and CPR methods gives you something to focus on. You’ll automatically know the steps to take as you gather the necessary supplies, and you can take action confidently.
Why is onsite first aid training the most beneficial?
Onsite training gives you an instructor who is trained to teach first aid. We use only OSHA compliant supplemental materials to help you learn everything you need to know to apply first aid, as well as CPR instruction based on the guidelines set forth by the American Heart Association.
Onsite training provides invaluable practice so you can learn to perform the techniques with a skilled instructor looking on, guiding you to the correct procedures. They can also answer any questions you might have about any of the first aid methods you learn during the class. Having that real-time feedback gives you more confidence than an online course would.
What will first aid training entail?
First aid training emphasizes the practice of each important technique taught. You’ll also learn why it’s important, what to do for each situation, and any other tips to help you. The course will teach you scenarios for both adults, children, and/or infants, so you know the correct way to apply a method to the person you’re attending. The training will use a variety of example scenes, that could take place, to cover minor situations to major ones.
The teacher will evaluate students on how well they’re implementing what they’ve learned in the class. When you’ve shown the instructor that you can perform the methods correctly, you will receive a two-year certification for the class. It’s also a good idea to offer a refresher course every few years to keep those techniques fresh in the minds of your employees and to train new staff.
Injuries and accidents can happen at any time. Whether a person experiences sudden cardiac arrest, a cut, a broken bone or other injuries, we have training solutions to give you the skills and knowledge to offer aid where it’s needed.
Give your employees life-saving skills. Set up an onsite first aid training for your business today, so you and your staff are ready to give help tomorrow.