No matter what business you are working for, there will always be a risk for accidents and injuries to your self or your fellow colleagues. This is why it is important to have skilled members amongst your team, so they can come to aid whenever an unfortunate situation has occurred.
In all workplaces, health and safety regulations must be in place to protect the safety and well being of employees and staff. From a recent study, we found that over 200 people are killed in accidents at work and over 1 million people are injured or suffer from illnesses caused by working conditions.
This is why it is important that certain health and safety measures are in place to prevent further accidents.
Health and safety in the workplace
We are often so caught up everything going on around us, that we fail to recognise potential health and safety hazards around us. Some of the common hazards we know of are:
- Poor housekeeping: blocking fire exits, aisles and emergency exits, over stacked load
- Electrical hazards: loose and hanging electrical wires
- Chemicals: unlabelled chemicals, exposed chemicals
- Confined Spaces: Such as underestimating the size of an underground gutter
Many working environments will have what they call a ‘monkey see, monkey do’ mentality, where if one person does something in an unsafe manner, everyone else will follow.
How can we help you?
Gaining skills in health and safety does not limit to just the workplace, they are transferable skills that you can apply in your everyday life, as there is no doubt we are faced with risks all the time. Which is why it is important that yourself and your colleagues are equipped with the right knowledge to help keep working environments a much safer place to be in.
We offer bespoke First Aid at Work training courses tailored to your business, outlining all the key potential risks in your industry and working site, and covering the roles and responsibilities of a first aider This would help your employees to understand the risks and how to deal with them effectively.
Health and safety training will help you to:
- Ensure employees are not causing themselves any harm from the work that they do
- Learn the fundamentals of health and safety
- Develop a positive working environment
- Help in situations where first aid is required
We offer a range of First Aid courses, suited for a variety of professions and industries. Contact us today for more information.