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Three Reasons First Aid Training Is Important For Your Business

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First aid is an integral part of a business setup, and it is vital that you and your employees are aware of what to do in the event of an emergency. 

From the basics of health and safety in the workplace to the administration of medication to observations, our health and safety courses can help you and your employees be prepared for any situation.

Here are three ways that your business can benefit from first aid qualifications:

1. Always Be Prepared
From bumps and bruises to more serious incidents, having someone knowledgeable and able to react could be the difference between a minor injury and a fatality. Even having just one person present can give you, your employees and your business the sound piece of mind knowing that in the event of an emergency, there is always someone there.

2. Understanding Employee Medical History
Many illnesses or medical requirements may not be visible or recognisable by everyone. In this case, having someone who can identify and understand the medical requirements of employees will allow your employees to feel at ease knowing that their needs are being understood and accounted for.
 
3. Protecting Yourself
Consider the following scenario. You own a restaurant and suddenly one of your customers starts choking on a piece of food. None of your employees are first aid trained, but one of them attempts the Heimlich manoeuvre and in the process of dislodging the food, they damage the customer's ribs. 

The customer subsequently demands compensation for the injury claiming the person did not know what they were doing and the injury could have been avoided if the person was suitably trained.

By having up to date training records, a costly legal battle could be avoided, and a trained member of staff may have negated the problem in the first place.

For more information on the first aid courses we offer, please visit https://www.alphasafety.co.uk/category/first-aid-&-medical/6 and to arrange a meeting with our team for a discussion on all health and safety matters, email steffan@alphasafety.co.uk