It’s a question we all ask ourselves, isn’t it? When asked at work, we tend to bury our heads into our laptops and computers – avoiding all eye contact with our manager. No one wants to voluntarily act as the appointed first aider, that is, until they need it.

So, why should we do First Aid Training?

Firstly, there are many aspects of first aid training that we may find more appealing than others. For instance, are you aware that in our courses we cover child and baby basic life support (CPR) as standard? Not all first aid courses do this, but it certainly pricks the ears of parents, nannies and family-orientated people alike. The maternal and paternal instinct in us to save a child’s life is extremely strong, and yet without training, we are at a loss in a terrifying situation.

Besides our own services, first aid training in general is extremely important. And frustratingly, whether you are that team member hiding from your line manager when asked to volunteer, or you are someone who instinctively feels they will ‘never need it’ – it’s sods law that one day you will be that person. You will be the one who, in a heartbeat, has to know how to stop a child from choking; or give CPR roadside post-collision. Imagine how you would feel if you were alarmingly unprepared for this.

Did You Know?

As little as 5% of adults are comfortable providing first aid in an emergency situation.

It’s a worrying statistic, isn’t? And one that certainly isn’t good enough. If the unthinkable were to happen – we want to make sure that we are able to act fast and confidently. And this is why we wave the flag for first aid – let’s put our loved ones first and be the superhero on standby they may need one day.

Have we managed to get you on board with us? If so, great!
You can read more about all of our courses here, and if you’d prefer to have an informal chat, you can always give one of our service superheroes a call on 0330 335 1234!

Categories: First Aid Blog

Jessica Clarke-Wheatley

Jessica Clarke-Wheatley

Jessica is the Brand and Communications Officer nationally for SkillBase First Aid. She loves sharing stories about how SkillBase First Aid turns people in 'Standby-Superheroes'.

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