First aid training is a crucial aspect of workplace safety that can save lives and prevent injuries. As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your employees have access to the first aid training they need. But with so many different types of first aid training available, how do you know which one is right for your business?
In this article, we’ll discuss the different types of first aid training and why using our First Aid Calculator is the most effective way to determine which one is the best fit for your organisation.
Types of First Aid Training
There are several types of first aid training available here at Morson Training, each with its own focus and intended audience. The most common types of first aid training include:
- First Aid at Work: This covers the essentials of providing emergency care in case of injury or illness. This type of training teaches participants how to assess the situation, perform CPR, control bleeding, and provide basic care until professional help arrives. This is most suited for those who work in high-risk environments such as construction sites or warehouses.
- First Aid Essentials: The First Aid Essentials training course is designed for those who have a specific interest or responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic life saving first aid in emergency situations.
- Emergency First Aid at Work Training: Emergency First Aid at Work training focuses on providing immediate care in emergency situations such as unresponsive and not breathing, choking, burning, and more. This type of training is often required for those who work in low-risk environments.
- Emergency Paediatric First Aid Training: Paediatric First Aid Training is designed for those who work with children, such as daycare providers or teachers. It covers topics such as CPR for infants and children, choking, and how to treat common childhood injuries.
In addition to the training that takes place at our Manchester and London centres, we also provide First Aid Training onsite on business premises across the country. No matter where you are based, we can deliver the first-aid training you need. We have offices based at key strategic points around the country to enable us to reach your teams wherever they may be.
When it comes to determining what first aid training your business needs, there are several factors to consider. These include:
- Workplace hazards: Consider the hazards present in your workplace and the type of injuries that could occur. For example, if your employees work with heavy machinery, you may want to consider advanced first aid training.
- Number of employees: The size of your workforce is also a factor to consider. If you have a large number of employees, you may need multiple people trained in first aid.
- Industry regulations: Certain industries, such as construction or manufacturing, may have specific first aid training requirements mandated by law. It’s important to ensure that your business is in compliance with these regulations.
- Employee skill level: Consider the skill level of your employees and what type of training they may already have. If you have a lot of employees who are already trained in basic first aid, you may want to consider advanced training.
- Location: If your business is located in a remote area, it may take longer for emergency services to arrive. In this case, you may want to consider emergency first aid training.
Introducing Morson’s First Aid Calculator and how it works
Once you’ve considered these factors, you can determine what type of first aid training is best for your business by using the Morson First Aid Calculator. Developed with Qualsafe, the first aid calculator is a quick ad efficient way to ensure that the training you engage is comprehensive and provides participants with the skills they need to respond to emergencies effectively.
By simply inputting a few details about the different areas in your workplace, our handy ‘First Aid Calculator’ uses the latest HSE guidance to create a bespoke report that recommends suitable training. Using this tool demonstrates that you have completed a thorough needs assessment and are engaging the right type and level of training.
By considering the hazards present in your workplace, the size of your workforce, industry regulations, employee skill level, and location, you can determine what type of first aid training is best for your business.
It’s important to invest in comprehensive training that provides participants with the skills they need to respond to emergencies effectively. By using the ‘First Aid Requirements Calculator’, you’ll be helping to create a safer and more prepared workplace for everyone.