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.
A cardiac arrest can affect anyone at any given time or place. The UK survival rates of a cardiac arrest lag behind other developed countries, however, a cardiac arrest is reversible in most cases if treatment is provided right way. It is therefore important to know what to do if a person suffers a cardiac arrest in order to reduce the number of deaths that occur as a result.
It is vital to take action immediately as every second counts for the victim and it is important to limit the time between collapse and treatment in order to increase their chance of survival. We explore the steps that you can take to help save a person’s life if you witness anyone experiencing a cardiac arrest.
You and a friend are eating lunch together and you suddenly see them grab their throat and begin to panic. You realise that they are, in fact, choking. Would you know how to help in this situation?
Choking occurs as a result of a partially or fully blocked airway. Choking in adults most commonly occurs when food becomes stuck in the wind wipe, reducing the airflow and as a result, leaves the victim struggling to breathe. A serious lack of airflow brought on by choking can cause brain damage or even death by asphyxiation.
It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure all employees are kept save at work. Regardless of the environment you work in whether it’s an office building or a construction site, health and safety is an essential for all workplaces.