First Aid and the Manufacturing Industry
Date: Tuesday, 22 September 2015. -
Blog, First Aid, Health & Safety, Manual Handling
Within the manufacturing industry, many workplaces are considered high-risk environments due to the operation of machinery. Having an abundance of first aiders on site will ensure that swift action can be taken to assess the severity of an injury and carry out the appropriate measures so that the casualty has the best chance of recovery possible.
In the years 2013- 2014 it was estimated that 1.9 million working days were lost due to absences linked with slips, trips and handling injuries. Absences are costly and it can be difficult to find someone else to take on the additional workload.
In order to combat these issues, businesses can put measures in place to improve the safety standards of the establishment, preventing accidents from happening in the first place. They can also ensure that more members of staff qualified in first aid to not only give peace of mind but to make certain that there will always be someone on hand to step in during a medical emergency.
New members of staff are more at risk as they are 4 times more likely to injure themselves during their first month. If you are looking to take on new employees it may be worthwhile training them in first aid, manual handling and health and safety so that they gain an understanding of how to protect themselves in the workplace.
At Imperative Training, our mission is to create awareness of the need for employees to be trained in first aid. We offer bespoke training services to ensure that our training programmes are suitable for a range of working environments. If you would like to find out more about the training services we have available you can contact our customer service team on 0845 071 0820.