Re-accreditation – First Aid Training
An ‘Emergency First Aid in the Workplace’ course took place today at CAS Assembly Tooling and Services as a re-accreditation exercise. 8 members of staff were in the office for a day’s training learning about the role of a qualified First Aider. First aid is the immediate medical assistance given to someone suffering from an accident, injury or illness. At CAS we recognise the importance of first aid training and colleagues may need first aid during work hours, so it is important that people are trained and equipped to provide first aid to their colleagues should they need to.
One of the first things we learnt today were :
The Three P’s of First Aid
- Preserve Life. As a first responder to any situation, you first priority should be to preserve life. …
- Prevent Deterioration. Do what you can to keep the victim in stable condition until medical professionals arrive.
- Promote Recovery.
So, from learning about a First Aid Kit and what this entails, to resuscitation, using a defibrillator, what to do if someone is choking, the recovery position and much more, our eyes have been opened.
Thanks to Nikki at DYB-Training Ltd we are now all sorted for the next 3 years and passed the exam at the end! We are all now qualified and we will have a certificate to prove it!
So, in answer to why do we need First Aid Training? – CAS now have 8 employees fully trained First Aiders!