Emergencies, by their very nature, are unexpected events. They often occur without much warning, and a serious situation can rapidly develop. However, the possibility of an emergency is not something to fear; instead, it is something for which you must plan and prepare. Consider how that process works in aviation: pilots drill the same skills over and over and repeatedly consult the same series of check-lists every flight. They do it all so that if an emergency occurs, they have the instinctive ability to shift into “response mode” right away to begin addressing the problem. That’s the opposite of fear: that’s being empowered to take matters into one’s own hands, potentially having a positive effect on the outcome of a situation.
There are lessons to learn here that to apply to your business, whether you operate a retail environment for customers or an office filled with staff. When medical issues arise, trained employees who know how to spring into action with the ability to help are an invaluable resource. With that said, it’s also important for those employees to have the proper training to execute their roles successfully. At Priority First Aid, we not only have what it takes to supply your business with critical supplies, but we can also a versatile first aid training course for your Orange staff.
Preparedness begins by understanding how to be ready to react. Aside from purchasing critical supplies and equipment, such as first aid kits and automatic defibrillators (also known as AEDs, and available through Priority First Aid), training to use those supplies and developing basic first aid response skills are efforts of equal importance. Heart disease is a serious problem in Australia, and it’s not outside the realm of possibility that someone may suffer a heart attack within or near your business. The use of an AED is relatively straightforward but equipping your staff with the knowledge of how to respond to a cardiac event puts you more in control of the outcome. This is the type of information we cover for businesses in Orange with our first aid training.
Even in situations which are not necessarily severe enough to call for help from emergency services, first aid knowledge can be important. For example, in an office setting, there aren’t customers to worry about — however, some minor workplace accident could require some of the skills we teach during the course. To learn more about those, please explore the full details of these courses.
We encourage you to reach out and enquire for more information on first aid training course availability and to learn how we can tailor some of the material to your particular business. Need to equip your business with first aid kits or other equipment? We can help there, too, with everything you’ll need to prepare your business for any first aid scenario.