How to Promote First Aid in your Workplace

February 12, 2018

 

Have you made the executive decision to provide your staff with the life-saving skill and knowledge of first aid? Three cheers to you! You’ve just made a decision that could one day save a life.

 

“Thanks for the support Hero HQ - I’m really excited to get stuck into training. One problem: my employees just don’t seem keen or phased about first aid? How do I get my team excited about it?”

 

We’re glad you asked! 

 

Here at Hero HQ, we believe first aid training should be innovative and engaging; that’s why we’ve come up with a few of our top tips to help you promote first aid in your workplace.

 

CREATE A POSITIVE CULTURE AROUND SAFETY

 

Team Building

 

First aid training isn’t just about learning life-saving skills and knowledge - it’s a team-building exercise. Team building is perhaps one of the best investments you’ll make as an employer. 

 

The Queensland Government Education Department also agrees with us, suggesting that team building will get the best out of your workers:

 

“Team building helps to foster better and open communication between the employees themselves, as well as between the employees and the higher management. It goes a long way in improving professional relations, understanding and co-operation, and this is very much reflected in the quality of work being done. Team building in the workplace significantly contributes towards employee motivation and building trust among the employees, thereby ensuring better productivity.”

 

Just completing the first aid course will have your staff working together on a task that’s outside the scope of their everyday priorities. 

 

Why not even throw in a team lunch after the session? Even something as simple as a pizza is a great way to say thanks for undertaking the training. Looking at the big picture, one day of team building is worth it to contribute to a year-round positive attitude towards safety. 

 

 

 

Think of your Staff

 

Not sure what first aid is right for your staff? Ask them! While CPR and first aid may seem like the go-to first aid courses (and they are super important), there may also be other courses that could apply to individual employee’s that relate to both their professional and personal life.