Since 2017, and across the years, Blueguard Middle East has worked with a variety of corporate offices in the United Arab Emirates, offering first aid training for employees that is customized to their working environment. From our hands-on experience in the region, no two industries are the same. A first aid training course for one of our corporate construction companies would vary in real life scenarios to a first aid training course for one of our retail customers. This is because construction industries work with heavy machinery and potentially hazardous materials making first aid training crucial for on-site injuries and accidents. First aid training for retail industries have relatively lower risks. Retail industries still benefit from first aid training in order to be able to assist customers or handle any injuries or accidents that happen on the premises. The health and safety of employees within any industry are equally important and this is why we begin with an initial risk assessment of your workplace and then cater our training to the first aid requirements of your space.
We offer First Aid Training for Employees in the Workplace for Corporate companies in industries such as:
Approximately 5000 cardiac-related deaths occur in the workplace each year. If an automated external defibrillator (AED) is used within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, survival rates jump from 6% to 74%. Have a look around your workplace. Does your workplace have functioning defibrillators? Do the employees in your workplace know how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and know how to efficiently operate Automated External Defibrillators (AED)? Do you have correctly stocked first aid kits? If the answer to the above is “No”, then get in touch with our team via our “book now” form, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp: +9715569980531. We can help you!
It is a legal requirement that employers are obliged to provide a safe working environment for their employees. This includes providing first aid facilities such as a first aid box in the office, as well as ensuring a percentage of the workforce is first aid trained and certified so that they are able to respond in a timely manner if an accident was to take place. We advise that 10% of the workforce should be first aid trained and certified as a general rule of thumb.
First Aid for Employees in the workplace is the immediate care and response given to an individual in need of medical attention in their work environment. Employers have a duty of care for their employees, so, ensuring that a percentage of the team is first aid trained, will minimize risks and create a safer environment for everyone. Trained first aiders will be able to promptly recognize if anyone is having a workplace emergency, such as an injury, an illness or an accident. Trained first aiders will have access to first aid equipment and first aid facilities within the workplace and have the knowledge on how to effectively and efficiently utilize these resources. First aiders in the workplace can be the difference between life and death for an individual they choose to help, if an emergency was to take place in the office or outside of the company premises.
Taking a “First Aid Training for Employees in the Workplace” course with Blueguard will teach you the roles and responsibilities of a first aider, how to assess an incident and how to deal with external bleeding, hypovolemic shock and minor injuries. You will learn the different techniques used to administer the safe use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for infants, toddlers, children and adults. You will become responsible for identifying and responding to emergency situations, providing initial medical care and stabilizing an injured or ill person before professional medical help arrives. This course will add value for you in the workplace as well as in your personal life.
The First Aid Training for Employees in the Workplace course with Blueguard Middle East can either be taught in our training center or at your preferred choice of venue. We fully customize this course according to your work environment considering real life scenarios that can happen.
Employees will learn to:
If you come on our First Aid Training for Employees in the Workplace course, upon successful completion you will receive a Highfield Level 3 International Award in Emergency First Aid and use of an AED and CPR for all ages certification. This course is for employees who would like to become workplace first aiders or companies who wish to train their employees to become first aiders in the workplace. If you work for a company in Dubai or The United Arab Emirates, then this course is for you. If your company is from any of the following industries, then this course is for you:
Employees will receive The Highfield Level 3 International Award in Emergency First Aid and use of an AED and CPR for all ages, upon successful completion of a First Aid Training for Employees in the Workplace course.
The duration of this course is 7 hours with a practical assessment and multiple-choice theory assessment. Upon successful completion of the assessment employees will get the certificate within 24 hours from sitting the course. For a blended learning option, employees can complete the Online Emergency First Aid at Work course and then attend only a five hour in-person training for Emergency First Aid and use of an AED and CPR for all ages.
Employees will be taught each of the learner outcomes in stages where the teacher will physically demonstrate the various skills and techniques and then have employees physically show them what they have learnt. This ongoing assessment requires learners to demonstrate practical first aid skills. Employees will also be required to answer a series of questions, using multiple choice exam papers or via oral questioning, depending on the teacher’s preferred choice.
Legally, an exact percentage of employees required to be first aid trained does not exist, however as per global standards, we recommend that 10% of your total full-time staff are trained on first aid. Every additional staff member you place on a first aid course, increases the chances of survival for an individual they choose to help in a medical emergency within your office premises as well as in their personal lives.
A legal number has not yet been announced on how many first aiders are required in the workplace. Globally, 10% is the general rule of thumb. The more employees you place on a first aid course, the higher the chances of survival for an individual they choose to help in a medical emergency. Employers are expected to assess the risks present in their workplace and determine the appropriate number of employees to be trained in first aid accordingly.
As per the USA federal agency training guidelines, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the safe and healthy working conditions for employees across all sectors are of utmost importance. The United Arab Emirates follow similar guidelines set by The Dubai Corporation of Ambulance Services. Companies should have trained first aiders who have the knowledge of basic first aid skills, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and the safe use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). First Aiders should be able to assess an emergency situation, provide the right amount of care for cuts, burns, strains and sprains, and recognize the signs and symptoms of more serious conditions like heart attacks or strokes.