On Thursday 29th January, a few members of staff went to St John’s Ambulance headquarters in Cardiff, to do an ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ training course.
The course is designed for people who want to receive training in emergency first aid, and is especially suited for nominated first aiders in smaller, low risk working environments. Office and events staff were given the training.
The course provided basic lifesaving first aid and workplace health and safety regulations, covering the following:
• The role of a first aider
• Managing an emergency
• Communication and casualty care
• Bleeding (minor and severe)
• Health and safety (first aid) regulations
• Resuscitation (CPR)
• Unconscious casualties
Thanks to Richard (the trainer, pictured above demonstrating on Katrina), all of the candidates passed the course, and have been certified for the next three years.
St John’s Ambulance are a charity, committed to making sure more people can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved. Last year alone they taught about 800,000 people; in schools, workplace and in the community. You can find out more information here: http://www.sja.org.uk
if you are in Wales.