Why is it essential to learn first aid?

Why is it essential to learn first aid?

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
Direct Training GB Ltd.

Did you know that according to a recent statistic which was released by St John's Ambulance, in the UK, 140'000 people die each year from incidents where first aid could have possibly saved their lives. Furthermore, 6,000 of these deaths are the result of a home accident.

According to leading emergency expert Dr. Cliff Mann, "The reality is that you are more likely to die sorting out the Christmas lights by taking them out of the loft, or trying to fix the faulty plug or flex than an electrician is on a building site".

With first aid knowledge, you can make a big difference to someone, whether its a small wound that needs treating or a potentially life-threatening injury, by having first aid knowledge you can help that person and give them the support they need whilst preventing any further injuries until expert help arrives.

With regards to first aid in the workplace, The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 states that employers are required to provide adequate equipment and have people in the workplace who are sufficiently trained. This is to ensure that employees are given immediate attention, should they fall ill or become ill or injured at work. These regulations are relevant to each and every workplace, even those workplaces that have less than five employees, and those who are self-employed.

If you would like to learn first aid or know anybody who may be interested, please get in touch today and remember to stay safe. We hope to see you soon!

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