Businesses would benefit from seeing first aid training as part of their corporate social responsibility and employee benefit activities as well as part of their statutory responsibility to meet their health and safety responsibilities, an article in Augusts Occupation Health suggests.
Mohs Workplace Health supports this. The Office for National Statistics for England and Wales (2008) reports that each year there are 150,000 deaths which could have been prevented if proper first aid was available at the time. Last year there were around 150 preventable deaths in the workplace.
First aid can save lives, build morale and boost team work. Teams are properly trained feel valued and motivated, reassured in the knowledge that their organisation cares about them enough to offer them protection whilst they are at work.
“Our First Aid Training is serious but fun” says Mark Jinks, Training Supervisor at MOHS “We have a volunteer programme running in the local community – this gets everyone involved. We run events for local business organisations, here at our office, for example we are shortly to have an event with the Black Country Chamber of Commerce. we believe that First Aid is an invaluable tool to help organisations ‘put back’ into society and we have many tales of lives being saved by people who have attended our events”
To find out more about booking one of our first aid courses please contact our training administrator, Nikki on firstname.lastname@example.org