The confidence to act through first aid training
Basic first aid skills can help save lives. Providing first aid until professional medical help arrives often means the difference between life and death.
Depending on your location, ambulance response times can vary. On average, under 15 minutes. During that time, knowing how to help someone who is injured or unwell can affect the outcome dramatically.
Whether at work, home or even on holiday, first aid knowledge can give you the confidence and skills to act decisively in an emergency. You may be able to keep a person breathing, reduce their pain or lessen the consequences of injury or sudden illness.
First aid treatments range from treating a small abrasion to critical care and performing CPR. Even learning some basic procedures can help you act correctly in an emergency situation. To assist with on-site health and safety, St John Ambulance has created a range of free first aid posters that address common worksite injuries. You could print out these prompts for basic procedures and display them prominently in your workplace for quick reference.
Requirements for first aid in Victorian workplaces are set out in the WorkSafe Compliance Code. Designed to offer practical guidance to employers on their legal requirements for first aid in workplaces, the code includes first aid needs assessment, first aid training, first aid kits and first aid facilities.
Professional training in first aid techniques can not only save lives but also be beneficial for your career. Current and potential employers value continued personal development and in many industries first aid is a necessary requirement.
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Selmar’s First Aid courses offers a market leading qualification and the ability to deliver a first aid response to infants, children and adults.
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