After our best year of sport in more than a century, Britain seems to have gone sport crazy. As a result, there is likely to be a huge increase in the number of people taking part in individual and team sports alike and, therefore, over the next few months, ensuring that those around you have knowledge in sports first aid is likely to be more important than ever.
No matter whether you are planning to start a new team or are simply providing facilities for people to enjoy their newfound passion in all things sport, without a decent number of people present having taken first aid courses, this desire to follow in our athletes’ footsteps could lead to many serious injuries.
The biggest problem we face is that many people who previously held no interest in sport will be taking up certain activities for the very first time. As such, there will be many people taking part in activities that they have no experience of, and in turn, the likelihood of injuries occurring is likely to rise significantly.
This is not a problem so long as organisations, venues and even individuals take the right first aid courses to ensure that they can treat such injuries and stop a small incident turning into a major problem. First aid training can be extremely cost-effective and even parents may wish to take such courses to ensure that they can treat their children quickly and effectively should they happen to injure themselves whilst embarking upon a new sport.
For the majority of people, sports first aid training can be undertaken in just a day, and such training will be as important to treat the likes of a simple overstretched muscle as it will be for more serious problems such as fractures and dislocations. So, don’t let fear of injuries put you or others off enjoying this resurgence in sport – simply be prepared to deal with such incidents should they arise.
For more information please visit – www.safetyfirstaidtraining.co.uk