Establishing and enforcing safety policies is of paramount importance to the day-to-day running of any company across the United Kingdom. Businesses across every respective industry must take safety measures seriously in order to protect their own integrity and, more importantly, the health and wellbeing of their employees whom they depend upon to carry a company forward. This is primarily due to the increased quantity of potential hazards and risks that apply across the workplace; from liquid spillages and strewn boxes to the use of heavy machinery and chemicals, adequate due care and attention is required by both employer and employee.
As part of a legal obligation enforced by the Government, every registered company in the United Kingdom who have a minimum of five employees on the books must create a written health and safety policy which covers all aspects of their area of work, where humanly possible. Providing current existing and prospective employees with first aid training should be considered an important component of any policy. It ensures that employees are both qualified and capable of providing fellow colleagues, in addition to clients or staff who enter the company building, with first aid treatment in the event of an accident or emergency situation.
Companies may take the decision to source safety training courses from a recognised service who offers training in their own premises or in-house. During this process, a company should ensure the training provider is reputable, qualified and accredited to carry out safety training.
Reputable services provide industry-approved training that result in a certified qualification that allows employees to legally perform first aid treatment in the workplace. In addition to offering a range of courses to cater for companies across a variety of industries, reputable training can be tailored to the specific requirements of a company in accordance with the potential risks and hazards involved across the workplace.