Training has long remained an integral part of the working industry as employees are provided with the educations, skills and knowledge required to perform in their role in a productive and safe manner. Although certain job roles require candidates to be fully experienced and qualified in order to be considered for an interview and potential employment, other companies provide full training to current existing and prospective employees. As technology and society continues to evolve and progress, regular training may be required to be provided by a company, either by their own personnel or via a professional training course service, with new techniques and manners of carrying out their respective line of work.
As the workplace can contain a substantial number of potential hazards, companies are expected to adhere to government legislation and enforce health and safety policies where humanly possible. Providing employees with appropriate provisions, such as clothing and equipment, is an archetypal example of a policy that any company should be expected to establish, manage and maintain. Although employees have their own legal responsibility to follow any policy established by their employer, it allows them to feel valued by their company who take their safety and wellbeing into consideration.
Acquiring first aid at work training is an important step for any company to take to ensure any accident, incident or emergency can be handled in a competent and professional manner. As it is a legal requirement for companies to have at least one fully qualified first aider employed, it illustrates the need for first aid training to be provided in-house or through a specialist provider.
The extent and detail of health and safety policies are determined by the respective industry in which a company operate in. In addition to the size of commercial building, number of staff members and typical appliances or tools used on a daily basis, enforced policies may differ. It is therefore of paramount importance to seek the guidance and advice of first aid specialists to discover the type of training they require to meet government legislation.
A 3 day first aid course can be tailored to provide a company with extensive coverage and adequate training which is applicable to their line of work. Failure to enforce the correct procedures or provide adequate training can result in financial and legal penalties that can be detrimental to a company’s image, reputation and overall functionality.