Why First Aid Training
is Important for all Industries
Here at FAAE, we believe it’s essential for all workplaces to ensure their staff have been trained in first aid and CPR.
You don’t have to work within a physically demanding profession to be at risk of injury in the workplace.
Injury and illness can strike at any time and it doesn’t matter what industry you work in! Read below as we investigate the importance of first aid training for employees in all workplaces across Australia.
What are the most common workplace injuries?
No matter what level of precaution is taken, there will always be some chance of accidents happening within the workplace. Although there are industries that have a higher risk of accidents happening, such as manual labour roles, accidents can still occur in all kinds of workplaces. This is why it’s important for those who work in both high risk and lower risk industries to be trained in first aid. Some common workplace accidents that will require first aid attention include:
- Trips, falls & falling from heights
- Cuts & abrasions
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Sprains & strains
What are the chances of Sudden Cardiac Arrest happening at work?
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is completely unpredictable. SCA isn’t something that will only happen to older people or those with diagnosed heart conditions. Fit, healthy and young people are also at risk.
Due to the unpredictability of SCA, there’s no telling where or when it could happen—you or one of your colleagues could face SCA while at work. This is why we strongly encourage all industries to invest in a defibrillator for your workplace.
CPR on its own won’t always be enough to save someone who has gone into cardiac arrest. When a defib is used, survival rates are dramatically increased. These days, defibrillators are lightweight and compact—making them easily stored at the workplace.
Onsite First Aid Training:
Would you like to refresh your first aid and CPR skills? Here at FAAE, we provide a range of first aid courses. If you’re considering arranging first aid training for your staff, we also provide onsite first aid training sessions in SE QLD and NE NSW areas. Our first aid trainer will come to your workplace and bring all the required equipment with them, so you won’t have anything to worry about.
For further information on any of our first aid courses—get in contact with our team of specialists at FAAE today. Book your course today via our online booking system.
Would you like more information on defibrillators in the workplace? Be sure to give the FAAE team a call today or browse our range of defibrillators and defibrillators packs on our online shop.
Purchase a defibrillator at our online shop for your business today!
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