Reasons Why You Should Take a First Aid Training Course
Whether you own a company and are looking into first aid training for your workplace or you’re just an individual interested in knowing the basics, there are many reasons why you should invest in first aid courses.
Reasons To Do First Aid Training
- It Saves Lives
Probably the most obvious and also the most important answer to why you should take first aid courses. First aid saves lives – there are many stories of people having accidents and their life being saved due to someone near them knowing first aid. Did you know that a massive 59% of deaths from injuries would have been preventable if first aid had been given before an ambulance arrived?
First aid is truly the difference between life and death in some cases, and a lot of tragedies could have been prevented if more of us knew first aid.
- The Myth of Making it Worse is False
A lot of people don’t take part in training as they think should an emergency arise, they’ll make it worse if they try and perform first aid on someone. This myth is not true at all, trying to help someone who has had an accident is a lot better than standing around, especially when you’ve had the first aid training that makes sure you know what to do and how to prevent hurting them.
- Reduce the Number of Workplace Accidents
First aid training doesn’t just help in the event of an accident, it also helps employees become more safety-conscious and possibly prevent accidents happening in the future. This means less injuries for your workforce and overall, everyone becoming a lot more aware of safety.
- You Have Children in Your Life
Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or just someone who has friends with children, knowing the basics of first aid training could help save a child’s life. First aid will teach you how to save a child’s life in the event of an emergency, CPR is different for children compared to adults so it’s beneficial for you to know how to perform it effectively on both.
- Reduces Hospital & Recovery Time
Whilst saving lives is the most important reason, first aid can also reduce someone’s hospital and recovery time – it can be the difference in whether someone has a short term or permanent disability. Rapid response through first aid means that someone could get back on their feet quickly and won’t be in as much pain for as long.
- Team Building for the Workplace
By investing in some first aid courses for your workforce, it can create a positive work environment as you’re showing you care about your employees’ safety. It can also act as a team building exercise and help your employees bond with each other and you, creating more positive attitudes in the workplace.
- You Could Get in an Accident
First aid isn’t just great for other people, it will also help if you get into an accident, especially if no one around you has training apart from you. You’ll know how to save yourself or reduce your recovery time. The course will also make you more safety-aware so you could prevent an accident from happening at all.
- Skills For Life
You’ll carry these first aid skills for the rest of your life, maybe there’ll come a time when you need them, maybe (hopefully) there won’t come a time at all. However, you’ll know you have these skills and be confident in your ability to carry them out should an emergency arise, you’ll be able to put them on your CV and they’ll act as a potential boost to your career. Especially if you’re younger and you want to go into the medical field, showing you have this ambition and set of skills early on is crucial as you’re going to learn them anyway.
- Prevents a Situation from Becoming Worse
You can provide basic medical help to someone who needs it immediately otherwise their situation will become rapidly worse and could be fatal. You’ll be able to prevent this deterioration and also collect information from the patient to pass on to the emergency services when they arrive so they’ll know exactly what to do, making sure the accident is treated as efficiently as possible and injuries are minimised.
- Provide Comfort
Some accidents don’t require the emergency services, however, they’re still very uncomfortable and some basic first aid training can help provide a bit of comfort when they occur. Simple things like bandaging, applying ice packs, plasters and providing emotional support go a long way.
Here at Centaur Training, we provide a range of first aid courses for you to choose from. If you need any assistance in picking the right one for you or your company, contact us and we can provide our expert advice.