Subsidiary Legislation 424.13, Work Place (First Aid) Regulations, states that “An employer shall ensure the presence at all times of such a number of first aiders as is adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for rendering first aid to his employees if they are injured or become ill at work.”
In a work place with relatively low hazards, including offices, shops, and banks, there should be at least one first aider for every 100 employees. In a work place with a greater degree of hazard, such as factories, there should be at least one first aider for every 50 employees.
Even though these are the rules, many companies are making first aid training a standard part of their training curriculum. This makes sure that any employee can help a sick or hurt coworker if they need it. The team building skills learned in these settings are invaluable. They encourage productive behaviour and pleasant interactions in the workplace.
When employees get first aid training at work, they can better protect themselves and their families. Accidents are less likely to happen with this kind of training, and recovery times can be cut in half.
One of the new problems is figuring out which of the many courses you or your employees should take. During this one-hour webinar, Gesmond Micallef, an experienced emergency nurse instructor, will talk about the different benefits that different first aid courses offer. This also includes the ideal way these should be delivered.
He will also go over the specifics of what to look for in a course that may or may not be good for the workplace. Participants will know what to look for, among other things, in courses that deal with:
- Basic Life Support (BLS) and Adult chocking
- Paediatric Basic Life Support (PBLS) and Paediatric chocking
- Spinal Injury and Immobilisation for all ages
- First Aid Course for Adult, Child and Infant.
- Emergency Oxygen Administration
- Automated External Defibrilator (AED) use of
Who should attend?
Those working in occupational health and safety, human resources and people management, employers, business administration and business management, and team management.