Recent research suggests millions of Britons lack the knowledge of basic first aid awareness and skills. This lack of first aid awareness means that people are ill equipped to deal with real-life emergency situations and, although may be willing to stop to help someone in need, would not be comfortable with administering basic first aid.
Research commissioned by three voluntary organisations concluded that only 1 in 3 people consider themselves capable of performing the simplest techniques in treating minor household injuries let alone being able to deal with real-life emergency situations.
Being trained in first aid awareness has many benefits. First aid training can mean the difference between life or death and taking even a basic first aid course will equip you with the confidence to provide effective first aid treatment anywhere and at any time, whether a burn, cut, nosebleed or a heart attack. First Aid Awareness can help save a life.
First Aid Awareness in the home can go a long way to increasing your family’s safety. Having the proper first aid training will ensure that, should an accident occur in your home, you will have the knowledge to provide treatment or to administer the best care possible before the emergency services arrive.
Everyone understands the benefits of first aid training and awareness where children are concerned. Children are constantly faced with potential dangers each day. Parents should be prepared to deal with a number first aid situations from every-day minor incidents to potential serious injury situations. From cuts and scrapes to broken bones and serious injuries, the initial first aid that is performed could mean saving their life.
If you work in an organisation where First Aid Training in mandatory, you may be able to become a ‘dedicated First Aider’ who will be the responsible person to administer First Aid in the workplace. Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to recognise the requirements for first aid in the working environment. This will include the provision, where required, of fully qualified first aiders who have successfully undertaken an HSE approved First Aid at Work Training Course. This Course should meet the legislative HSE criteria and successful candidates will be awarded a HSE approved certificate that is valid for a period of three years.
When you take a First Aid Safety Awareness course, there are a number of issues that will be covered. From basic first aid and how to treat small common injuries like cuts, scrapes, burns and stings through to broken bones and other emergencies. First Aid Awareness is a way to stabilise an injury until the emergency services arrive. A First Aid Safety Awareness course will provide information and advice on first aid in the home and what kind of first aid and safety supplies you should have to hand.
Many First Aid Awareness Training Courses will cover instruction on CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) which is a combination of rescue breathing (mouth to mouth resuscitation) and chest compression. CPR may be necessary during many different emergencies and using the correct technique will give someone the best chance of recovery.
ASTS offer a comprehensive range of First Aid Courses which cover basic First Aid and CPR through to specialist First Aid for Babies and Children. First Aid Awareness should not be an option but a skill that everyone should be equipped with to enable them to deal with life’s unexpected emergencies. Let ASTS give you the confidence to care for your family and even save a life.
Posted by admin on Tuesday, February 1st, 2011