Are First Aid courses essential?
Are First Aid courses essential? Yes. First Aid coursers are essential for everyone in every workplace and every home… you never know when you may need to use first aid skills and have the confidence to act in a potentially life-threatening situation.
The course John and Stuart completed last week provided them with all the information need to be able to recognise emergency situations, treat conditions and reactions and ensure that they can take appropriate action at the time of an incident. They also learnt how to safely administer first aid during the COVID-19 pandemic and additional measures that are necessary, including personal protective equipment (PPE) and thorough cleaning.
Greasley Electronics now have certificates to prove they have two staff first aid trained. Even in the circuit board repair industry we need to keep up to date with these important procedures!
Who should take this course?
The Health and Safety (First–Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.
This course is suitable for people and businesses who wish to learn new first aid skills or refresh their existing first aid skills. No previous qualifications are needed to take this course as all the basic first aid techniques are covered throughout the training. Thanks to Jon Fuller, a golfing ‘Fore Business’ networking colleague, we are now ‘First Aid at work trained’.
In our workshop, repairing pcb’s, touch screens, air conditioning repairs, tools…in fact any circuit board repair….the list is endless but all that we use could all cause problems and issues with health and safety therefore in the circuit board repair industry it is as essential as any other industry even though we are a small business.
We’d advise anyone to train a couple of employees in the workplace to get themselves trained or gain a refresher course this year. If you need any further information contact me on http://01530835823
Jon Fuller can be contacted direct on email here.