First Aid is the initial assistance given to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening and promote chances of recovery. Did you know that each year there are over half a million workplace injuries reported?
1. The ‘I’ll make it worse’ reason is silly!
Let’s dispel the myth; that standing-by is better than trying to help.
By standing-by and doing nothing, the situation will most likely worsen – but with basic knowledge of First Aid you could be the difference between life and death... How good does that sound?
By using simple techniques learnt on a Freedom Leisure First Aid course the first few seconds and minutes can make all the differnece to survival! Meaning that the person you help could make a full recovery.
2. Life is unpredictable
You never know when an emergency will arise; it is better to be equipped to handle critical situations with loved ones, friends, neighbours or strangers than to helplessly stand-by. Take a moment to think about losing a loved one – now take a moment to think about possibly being able to prevent it! You could be the difference between life and death!
3. You’re a parent, have children in your family or you work with children
A Paediatric First Aid course can give you the knowledge and, more importantly the confidence to deal with emergency situations that may affect a child whether they suffer from an injury or sudden presenting of an illness. Let’s face it, any adult is going to want to help a child in need of first aid, whether they are your own family, you work with them or you just happen to be passing! You could be the difference between life and death!
4. Save yourself!
You never know when an accident might happen. What if it happened to you? Would you know what to do for the best? One of our Trainers found themselves in this very position and it was because of their First Aid knowledge at the time that they were able to make a good recovery – what if no one else around you has first aid training when you need their help, but you do? You could be the difference between life and death!
5. Safety Awareness
You will become more aware of safety issues and in turn this can assist in reducing the number of accidents in the work place or at home. Prevention has to be better than treatment right? You could be the difference between life and death!
6. There’s dangers in everything
Everything we do comes with a risk, from eating food and the risk of choking to skiing and causing serious injuries. Would you rather be equipped to deal with situations if something happens? Do you know the signs and symptoms of what to look out for and do you know what action to take? A First Aid course will arm you with the knowledge of what to do! You could be the difference between life and death!
7. Skills for life, CV and career enhancement
We think First Aid is an important skill to have for life, it also looks really good on your CV. All businesses have risk assessments in place which require a certain ratio of nominated First Aiders to employees, so this could boost your chances of employment and you could be the difference between life and death!
8. Paying it forward
We never know when First Aid may be needed for us, or for loved ones. We all hope that if first aid is required, then there will be someone nearby who can step in and help out. We can ‘do our bit’ by equipping ourselves to be that person and being the difference between life and death!
9. First Aid Kit
After a First Aid Course, you will know what to look for in a first aid kit, you’ll know the essential items and how to maintain it (did you know things had an expiry date?). And most importantly, you will learn how to use the contents and You could be the difference between life and death!
Ok so it turns out there really is only one main reason why it's good to do a first aid course... be the difference between life and death today!
All of our courses are accredited by First Aid Awards; Courses give you an OFQUAL regulated qualification and are recognised nationally.