The importance of first aid training in workplace safety


Wednesday, 10 May, 2023

The importance of first aid training in workplace safety

First aid training has been highlighted as a key part of workplace safety, following the release of a 10-year government strategy to reduce fatalities, injuries and illness.

The targets outlined in the federal government’s recently unveiled plan include reducing workplace fatalities from traumatic injuries by at least 30%, reducing the frequency of serious claims resulting in one or more weeks off at work by at least 20%, reducing the frequency of permanent impairment by 15%, reducing the overall incidence of work-related injury or illness among workers to below 3.5%, achieving no new cases of accelerated silicosis by 2023, and reducing the frequency of work-related respiratory disease by 20%.

My First Aid Course has welcomed the move, stating that it will offer support by providing employees across different industries with access to high-quality, engaging first aid training courses. With a focus on practical skills, businesses across Brisbane can be confident in their ability to respond to accidents and emergencies, and contribute to a safer and more productive workplace. The company has also recently introduced online pre-learning, which significantly reduces downtime.

“Workplace safety is paramount, and it’s essential that businesses take steps to prevent accidents from occurring. By providing effective first aid training, we can help businesses to tackle the severity and frequency of workplace accidents, and ultimately contribute to a safer working environment for all,” said Malcolm Thompson, Managing Director of My First Aid Course.

“Effective first aid training can be the difference between life and death in an emergency situation.”

Image credit: iStock.com/Mihajlo Maricic

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