First Aid in the WorkplaceThere can always be that freak accident or someone might suddenly take ill in any workplace that you might be working in and in such emergency situations providing workplace first aid is of utmost importance till more specialized medical aid can be summoned. Often, proper and timely first aid prevents further injury or worsening of condition of the afflicted person. Thus, every workplace should have some people that have proper first aid training. And, such emergencies can occur in any type of workplace be it a school or a factory where heavy machineries are regularly used. So, it is a bounden duty of every management to send some of their personnel to attend professional first aid courses so that they can be at hand to deal with any unwelcome emergency.
Medical emergencies can take various forms and those that have attended first aid courses can handle situations where the patient is bleeding heavily or in suffering from respiratory difficulty or has suffered what is suspected as a severe heart attack. People having first aid training do not panic in such situations and take steps that might save the life of the victim. This immediate assistance given under workplace first aid helps qualified doctors a lot when they take up the case as they have ready at hand crucial details about the patient’s condition and also are in the know of the initial steps that had been taken before the arrival of doctors.
These first aid courses are never full time and also do not last usually for more than a week or, at the most, ten days. Therefore, people joining these courses would not have to be absent from their workplaces for long but would in the process get some invaluable training on saving lives by applying what they have learnt while imparted first aid training.
As nature of emergencies indeed vary from industry to industry and every workplace has its own set of possible dangers, there cannot be a one size fits all type of first aid training course. So, one needs to have first aid courses tailor made for every industry and before signing up for any such course those interested must verify whether they would get to learn the intricacies of first aid training that would be relevant to the industry they belong to. Further, an enquiry should also be done by management whether on site first aid training is provided by any such first aid training institutes or not as that would be infinitely more topical and related and, obviously, tailor made for that particular industry. If such an alternative is available, managements of corporate houses should definitely opt for such first aid course.
The other issue that needs to be seriously examined is whether such training is imparted by qualified nurses or not. If not, then such first aid training has hardly any value since there would be no guarantee that the quacks that had imparted first aid training had any real knowledge on how to handle a medical emergency.
Have you ever been in a situation where someone around you required urgent medical attention or was unconscious and required CPR? Did you have the knowledge and confidence to help them? Or did you stand back powerless and unable to help out a mate?
Unfortunately workplace accidents are common. Falls from scaffolding and other high areas, crush injuries and accidental cuts simply happen too often. If you suffered an accident, injury or fell ill on the job, we’re sure you’d like to think that someone could kick in and assist you until proper medical attention arrived. Similarly, we’re sure you can see the point of being trained in all aspects of First Aid including CPR, particularly given your trade and the fact that workplace accidents are common, and medical kits are not always up to scratch.
FirstAidPro is a leading mobile First Aid training provider who offer specialised training for tradies and even training for specific trades such as electricians needing to gain their Low Voltage Rescue. The Low Voltage Rescue Course is designed to provide electricians with knowledge and skills to perform a low voltage rescue.
It is a requirement in the State of South Australia that all electrical safety observers complete LVR course every 12 months.
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· Highly trained course tutors – all of our course tutors are registered nurses with many years of experience
· Comprehensive course material – take home your notes and re-visit the course at your leisure
· A supportive, fun and friendly learning environment – great team building opportunity!
· A nationally recognised certificate from a recognised training organization (RTO)
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FirstAidPro caters for students, healthcare professionals, corporate groups, and anyone who wants to learn how to save a life! All first aid certificates are nationally accredited. Registered Training Organisation (RTO) No: 40407 is: Sharon McCulloch, trading as FirstAidPro, RTO Code 40407. 3/368 Main South Rd, Morphett Vale, SA, 5162.
More Information About FirstAidPro
FirstAidPro is a Registered Training Organisation delivering a wide range of nationally accredited first aid courses in Adelaide and across Australia (RTO Code: 40407). Experienced trainers teach thousands of students each year around Adelaide Australia.
FirstAidPro delivers industry-leading standards and the latest training techniques. Providing you with Australia's most comprehensive, officially recognised first aid qualification. FirstAidPro teaches you how to provide CPR and administer first aid in various emergency situations.
When accidents occur, your FirstAidPro nationally accredited first aid training is right there with you. Providing you with the skills and confidence needed to actively assist during emergencies and potentially save the life of a loved one, co-worker or member of the community.
FirstAidPro offers on-site and off-site training for business and corporate groups. Corporate first aid courses can be tailored to suit specific industry requirements. Submit a corporate booking enquiry to obtain a quote or more information on group training.
All courses that include a component of CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) are to be updated annually in line with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) standards.
It is an Australian Government requirement that all course participants provide a 10 digit Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t yet have your number, you can create your USI before booking online. We securely process all online bookings via industry-leading secured connections provided by eWay.
For more information about specific courses or a range of certificates, contact the office on 1300 029 132 or send an email. If you have any questions, visit our FAQ page to view a range of common questions related to courses, certifications, refreshers and renewals.