The Importance of First Aid Training

If you’re thinking of trying something new, why not consider first aid training? Not only could a first aid qualification teach you new skills, and allow you to take on new responsibilities in your workplace, you could even help to save someone’s life…


Ensure your workplace meets legal requirements

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, require all employers to make arrangements to ensure that their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. 

As such, it’s important that all workplaces carry out appropriate risk assessments and appoint a suitable amount of first aiders with proper first aid training. 

Meeting these requirements is not only important from a legal point of view, it also promotes a sense of security among colleagues in the workplace. 


Reduce pain and speed up recovery time 

Quick and efficient first aid can prevent an injury from worsening before help arrives. In fact, whether or not first aid is administered can actually have an effect on how quickly a person recovers, and whether there is any long term impact on their health.  

In addition, not only can proper first aid prevent an injury from worsening, it can also relieve any pain experienced before help arrives. Simple techniques and procedures can help to keep an injured individual calm, and keep their pain under control. 

Proper first aid can also prevent an unnecessary hospital visit. Some minor injuries can be easily managed by administering some simple first aid, such as bandaging, painkillers and cold or hot compresses. 


Feel equipped with the knowledge to help save lives 

Proper first aid training and provision is all about preventing accidents, and reducing the harm that they cause. 

The prevention of accidents, and the immediate administration of first aid should they occur, can mean the difference between life and death. In fact, a survey by The Red Cross found that almost 60% of deaths from injuries could have been prevented if proper first aid had been administered before first responders arrived. 

First aid training can provide you with the skills needed to potentially help to save the life of a colleague, friend or family member, or a passer-by. 


First aid training with Alpha Omega 

The Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work is a fantastic introduction to the world of first aid. Run over one day, the course includes both theory and practical sessions in a relaxed atmosphere, designed to boost a candidate’s confidence.

Alternatively, if you are interested in furthering your first aid qualifications, or you work in a more high risk environment, then The Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work could be the right choice for you. This course is completed over three days, and candidates will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give safe, prompt, and effective first aid in emergency situations. 


If you’re interested in undertaking first aid training, why not speak to a member of our friendly team today for more information…