When employees are happy, productivity increases. The goal of any employer is to create a safe and happy work environment. From first aid training to incident management training and emergency preparedness, you can help to ensure that your employees are prepared in the event of a workplace incident.
We’ve put together a few tips to get you started on the path to creating the safest environment for your employees and clients.
Start with First Aid Training
First aid and CPR training are critical for all employees and apply to every industry regardless of size. Whether the workplace is located on a construction site, in a factory, or in a traditional office, every organisation has employees who will benefit from first aid training.
It is not a matter of “if,” but “when” the situation will occur. First aid training for your employees is essential for workplace safety.
The most common benefits of first aid include:
- The difference between life and death – First aid training provides employees with the confidence and skills they need to immediately respond to a workplace incident, illness, or injury. When employees receive first aid training, they can properly administer basic medical treatment or CPR (as needed).
- First aid kits – Not only does first aid training teach employees how to respond in the event of a medical emergency, but it also helps them become familiar with the first aid kit (i.e. contents the kit requires, the location of first aid kit, etc.).
- How to administer self-care – First aid training teaches employees how to use first aid kits properly, how to remain calm during an emergency, and how to administer life-saving medical treatments. These skills all come in handy for any individual working alone.
HSS offers multiple levels of first aid training to meet the needs help guide employees, regardless of their skillset.
Incident Management Training
In a recent study commissioned by the International Labor Organization, approximately 2.78 million workers die each year as a result of occupational injuries and illnesses. The total cost of illnesses, injuries and deaths was 3.94 percent of the global GDP, amounting to a whopping 10.98 trillion AED.
Critical incident managemen training is essential for handling crisis based situations including, such as chemical spills, natural disasters, workplace, and fires, etc.. Unfortunately, when employees are not prepared, the results can be disastrous. Aside from the major financial burdens for employers, when improperly handled, workplace incident, a serious workplace incident can result in illness or death.
Participants of incident management are introduced to emergency preparedness and evacuation routes. Additionally, they are taught how to respond in the event of bomb threats, earthquakes, and medical emergencies.
Emergency Evacuation Training
Emergency evacuation training educates employees on what to do and what not to do in the event of an emergency situation. Additionally, emergency evacuation training programs help businesses to draft their emergency evacuation plan is not enough to guarantee the safety of your employees. Emergency plans clearly outline the location of emergency equipment, exits and evacuation procedures.
Common reasons for an emergency evacuation may include:
- Chemical spills
- Biohazard contaminations
- Gas leaks
- Bomb threats
- National security threats
HSS Health & Safety Solutions
At HSS, we provide high quality health and safety trainers and consultants ensuring that families, nannies, businesses and their employees have the knowledge, skills and confidence to save a life in an emergency.
Regardless of the size or scope of your organisation, our team can customise your training programs to meet your exact requirements. Additionally, we can conduct all of your training sessions onsite, or any other designated location. When it comes to the health and safety of our children and loved ones, it’s better to be safe than sorry, proper first aid safety training is an essential life skill. Contact a member of our team to learn more.