Why do First Aid Training?
Although many people will have learned some first aid through their education, it is important to refresh this as an adult. Knowledge of first aid procedures and the correct methods of administering first aid assistance are vital for you as an individual, as well as for your community. First Aid can be applied anywhere, in some circumstances, it may be the difference between life and death until further help arrives.
For all Australian businesses, provision of trained first aiders as well as first aid equipment and facilities are a legal requirement. The First Aid Core of Practice states, there should be one first aider for every 50 workers in a low-risk environment, such as an office, and one first aider for every 25 workers in a high-risk environment, such as a construction site.
Whether the workplace is high or low risk, we believe it shares two traits: valuable employees who may suffer from illness or injury, and the need to protect them with suitable first aid procedures.