If someone fell ill at work or suffered an injury, would you know what you should do to help them? Trying to help someone when you don’t have the right knowledge to do it can actually make things worse in many situations.
This is one of the reasons why it is an excellent idea for as many workers as possible to take an emergency first aid at work course. This applies in every industry and in every workplace, because you never know what could happen or when.
While people in some workplaces have the potential to come across more potential hazards than others, people can fall ill at any time. Similarly a nasty accident doesn’t have to occur in dangerous surroundings. Someone could easily slip and fall while walking down the stairs in an office building.
This is why the information provided in the emergency first aid at work course gives everyone a good grounding in what to do in a variety of situations. Once the course is completed people will be able to deal with burns, wounds and shock, along with other more serious conditions and injuries.
A knowledge of first aid can make all the difference
Knowing first aid does not prevent many potential hazards from cropping up. However it does mean you can provide immediate care if someone you work with – or indeed anyone else – suffers an accident or an injury of some kind. This holds true both in and outside of the workplace.
Taking a proper course also means you know exactly what to do when needed instead of giving care and making things worse. This has occurred in some situations and it can affect the outcome for the individual who is ill or injured in some cases.
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Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown