BENEFITS OF FIRST AID TRAINING AT WORKPLACE
Not every job is dangerous, but every employer is responsible for the safety of their employees in the workplace. One of the best ways for employers to meet their legal and moral obligations to their employees is to provide first aid training to employees. Having employees trained provides benefits that aren’t always obvious. In this article we’ll look at some of the ways that first aid training can benefit both employers and employees.
First Aid is the key part of Health and Safety Management System of an organisation and in the Factory Act 1948 there is a provision of First Aid by the constitution of India. Health is also a vastly discussed topic. Every possible process and equipment in an organization should not pose any threat to the employee’s health. Employers should also be prepared to face any medical emergencies and have provisions for such.
Legal aspects of First Aid in Factory Act 1948
According to Article 111A of the factory act, “Every worker shall have the right to get trained within the factory or get sponsored by the factory to train, where training imparted for worker’s health and safety.
According to Article 45 of the Factory act, every factory must have an accessible and fully equipped first aid boxes. When the size of the company is more than 500, they need to have an Ambulance room setup with provisions for nurse and an ambulance inside the facility.
How do you train Your Employees
You have to train your employees inside your facility to get organizational first aid certificate. The training provided must be in line with the guidelines provided by OSHAS. You can train your employees in a group of maximum of 30 people.
Along with organizational certificate, every employee needs to be individually certified by the trainer. Hands-on training is a must to obtain first aid certificate. Virtual trainings are not valid.
From Where You Should get the Training
Some state governments have set up parameter to identify someone as a credible first aid training provider.
There are no specific organizations to take training from; anyone who is certified in BLS, ALS, or Medicine and has experience can train people in first aid
What should be Taught as per Factory Act 1984
Factory act doesn’t specify the course content for first aid training. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) on the other hand has guidelines for first aid training so always make sure your training is as per OSHA.
- Assessing Casualty and CPR
- Handling Minor and Major Injuries (Ex, Cuts, and Fractures)
- Medical Conditions (Ex, Heart attack and Stroke)
- Environmental conditions (Ex. Hypothermia)
What Happened if First Aid Training not Conducted
Today every safety audit requires a first aid training certificate and Ambulance room. You will run into legal troubles if any accident occurs inside your facility. First aid knowledge improves your employees’ ability to respond during emergencies, therefore, saves the company a lot of time and money.
First aid training is something that shouldn’t be done just for the statutory reasons; it’s much more than that. First aid is a human skill that everyone should know. It literally saves lives during emergencies and nothing ever comes closer to saving someone’s life. There are instances when after 40 Minutes of CPR people have come back to life.
How to get
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What is CPR?
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including a heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped.
If the heart stops pumping, it is known as a cardiac arrest. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a combination of techniques, including chest compressions, designed to pump the heart to get blood circulating and deliver oxygen to the brain until definitive treatment can stimulate the heart to start working again.
There are few steps to follow while giving CPR:
- Position your hand (above). Make sure the patient is lying on his back on a firm surface.
- Interlock fingers (above).
- Give chest compressions (above).
- Open the airway (above).
- Give rescue breaths (above).
- Watch chest fall.
- Repeat chest compressions and rescue breaths.
Performing CPR on a Child
Compress the breastbone. Push down 4cm (for a baby or infant) or 5cm (a child), which is approximately one-third of the chest diameter. Release the pressure, then rapidly repeat at a rate of about 100-120 compressions a minute. After 30 compressions, tilt the head, lift the chin, and give 2 effective breaths.
Performing CPR on a Female
- Push on the chest. Imagine a line between the nipples and put your hands on the center of the chest right below that line. …
- Give rescue breaths. If you have had CPR training and feel comfortable performing the steps, push on the chest 30 times then give 2 rescue breaths.