Accidents and injuries can occur at any type of workplace. If an employee, a customer, a vendor, or someone else gets hurt at your business, it may be necessary to render first aid immediately. Some conditions, such as cardiac arrest or a severe cut, can lead to death if the victim doesn’t receive help right away.
Since it’s impossible to predict when and where an injury may occur, all members of your staff should receive at least basic first aid training. That will ensure that no matter what happens and who is nearby, someone will be able to provide life-saving care.
What Employees Can Learn in First Aid Training
The topic of first aid is broad, and courses cover a wide range of topics. Your employees can learn how to clean and dress wounds, how to wrap an ACE bandage on a sprained ankle, how to treat minor burns, and other vital skills. Providing your workers with a broad base of knowledge can give them the skills and confidence to respond appropriately in a variety of situations. First aid classes use a format that combines theory and hands-on practice.
Why It’s Important to Provide First Aid Training Regularly
When employees take a first aid course, they will be presented with a significant amount of information. It may be difficult to retain it all, especially if a lot of it is new. Even if workers do remember most of what they learned in a class, they may not get an opportunity to practice it afterward and may struggle to remember all the details in an emergency.
This is why refresher courses are necessary. Being reminded of important information from time to time can help it stay fresh in people’s minds so they will find it easier to recall if and when they need to perform first aid.
Schedule First Aid Training for Your Employees
An accident can happen at any time. If your workers haven’t already received first aid training, schedule one or more classes as soon as possible so they’ll be prepared to help if someone gets hurt or falls ill.
SoCal First Aid can send a member of our team to your workplace to provide first aid training for your employees. We also offer specialized courses that can teach your staff how to perform CPR, how to use an AED, and how to deal with other concerns that may be specific to your business or industry. Contact us today to schedule a first aid class.