5 reasons your business needs a designated First Aider

Do I actually need a designated First Aider?

First AidIf you work in a low-risk environment you may think what is the point in a designated first aider? Here are a few reasons why an appointed person is important in any working environment. Because of this 3B Training provide the relevant course for any working environment. This will, therefore, ensure your employees are prepared for any accident that may occur.

To view the range of First Aid Courses 3B Training offer click here.

1 – Accidents happen

Accidents and incidents in the work are inevitable and can happen at any time. Therefore if your company needs a designated First Aider. A professionally trained First Aider deals with incidents immediately.

Take a look at the “5 Most Common Office Injuries and How to Avoid Them” to help educate yourself about the dangers of the office.

2 – It’s the law

The Health & Safety at Work act of 1981 requires employers to provide adequate and appropriate first aid equipment. As well as facilities, and training to all staff.

For more information on being prepared for an accident, take a look at “What Do I Need In My First Aid Kit”.

3 – Cost

Not having a first aid trained person working within your company will actually cost you money. Because of this, the HSE estimates that last year 26.4 million working days were lost due to preventable incidents.

4 – You could save a life

In 2013, 148 workers were killed during a work-related incident. Furthermore, 1.1 million workers suffer a work-related injury every year. Reacting to an incident quickly can help preserve, protect and promote recovery of the victim.

5 – Time

According to the NHS, thousands of people die or are seriously injured in accidents every year. Many of these deaths could be prevented if first aid is given before emergency services arrive.

Designated first aiderTo become a designated First Aid person within your organisation you must, therefore, complete a 3 day First Aid at Work. If you would like to pick up basic skills you will need to attend the Emergency First Aid course.

3B Training currently run courses every month, in a range of locations nationwide. To book onto a First Aid course click here

For more information take a look at our blog “Why Learn First Aid”.

 

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