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Have you covered these four situations in your basic first aid training? Do so or else!

by , 15 May 2014
You know you must have a trained first aider on you staff if you have ten employees or more. That's why you've chosen and spent money on a new first aid kit.

According to the DoL you'll have done what's required from you. But if the training provider didn't train your company first aider properly and there's a gap in their knowledge, they might not be able help if there is an injury at work.

Do you really want that on your conscience?

That's why today we're showing you the four situations your first aider's training must cover.

Revealed: The one vital element MISSING FROM 88% of all first aid training!
Do your first aiders know what it is?

Four situations your first aider's training MUST cover

These situations may be unlikely, but you never know, so make sure your employees' first aid training covers:
#1: Drowning: Even if you don't work near or with water, a drowning accident could happen. For example, let's say you run a construction site. There's been a huge amount of rain which caused trenches to be full of water. What if an employee slips into one, and can't get out because they've hurt themselves? They could drown just because your first aider doesn't know what to do.
#2: Fire safety: You may never have a fire on your construction site because maybe you don't work with the electricity. But it could happen if an employee is smoking and they don't put out their cigarette properly. Your employee needs to know what to do if the fire burns someone.
#3: Slips and falls: You may think no one will get seriously hurt from a slip and fall, but they could break a leg, or hit their head as they fall. This is one of the four most common workplace accidents you need to prevent. 
#4: Bloody nose: You may think this is obvious, but with the ever present risk of HIV, a first aider must know how to handle someone who's opening blooding. 
But how do you make sure they get this training?
Do your employees know about the different fire equipment?

How to make sure your first aider is getting proper training

According to the Health and Safety Advisor, the Chief Inspector of the Department of Labour (DoL) must have accredited your First Aid training provider. It has a list of 14 accredited first aid training providers with their contact details. 

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