Health or Wealth? 5 Reasons to Invest in First Aid Training for your Work staff

Health or Wealth? 5 Reasons to Invest in First Aid Training for your Work staff

Sarah McLoughlin
Posted by Sarah McLoughlin

Date: Thursday, 21 September 2017. -  
Blog, First Aid, Manual Handling

Workplace First Aid Training is crucial for all work staff regardless of the sector that the business is in to help prevent workplace injuries. Legal requirements place a duty on all employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all employees whilst at work. By investing in First Aid Training for your work staff, you are subsequently investing in your business and showing that you care.

To gain a further understanding of how your business can benefit from first aid training, here are 5 reasons to invest in training for your work staff:

1. Save Lives

First aid training will give your staff the confidence to respond to accidents and emergency situations. It is continually reported that many lives are saved as a result of quick-thinking and effective CPR during critical incidents in the workplace. Sadly, 144 deaths were reported last year as a result of fatal injuries to workers that were accounted for by six different accident kinds such as drowning or contact with machinery.

2. Reduce Sick Days

Around 27 million working days are lost each year due to work-related illness or workplace injury. This is estimated to cost society approximately £14.2 billion, this can inconvenience both the employee and employer. By investing in first aid training for your staff, you are ensuring they become more aware of health and safety precautions, allowing them to become familiar with how to conduct themselves in a safe manner which should prevent accidents and injuries from occurring.

3. Effective use of First Aid Kits

A first aid kit is one of the most important pieces of office equipment as this will be the first port of call if an accident were to arise. First aid training will ensure your employees are familiar with the contents of the first aid kit, allowing them to maintain it properly for quick and effective use in the case of an emergency.

4. Team-building

First aid training can also be seen as an opportunity for staff to take part in team-building exercises through learning a life-saving skill together. This will encourage them to look out for one another, ultimately working closer.

5. Practical Benefits

First aid training for your staff comes with practical benefits too, as the knowledge gained from this can be applied outside of the workplace. As employees become more safety aware, they will gain skills that can be applied to emergencies anywhere, not just the workplace.

 

Keeping your employees safe at work

If you would like to know anything else about First Aid Training for your work staff, head on over to our Twitter page @imptraining and tweet us with your queries, a member of the team will be more than happy to help!