Why Does First Aid Training Matter?

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First aid training is important, and you would be hard-pressed to find an employee in your workplace who disagrees with this notion. Why then, are so many people lacking in the appropriate first aid training? Confidence can play a huge part but so can the lack of willingness of companies to invest in the right training. If you have a West Midlands base for your workplace, our course for first aid at work in Staffordshire would boost your workplace in dealing with accidents and injuries appropriately.

It Can Reduce the Number of Accidents

Ultimately, all management wants to reduce the number of accidents that occur in the workplace. Statistics released for 2020/2021 found that in the UK, 441,000 non-fatal workplace accidents were reported. This figure is far too high. The awareness of potential accidents and behavioural change inspired from our first aid at work in Staffordshire course helps all attendees to prevent foreseeable accidents from taking place. When influential members of staff take part or those with social standing in particular, your workplace is empowered even more with inspired action that prevents staff injury.

It Boost Crisis Confidence

While some accidents are foreseeable, many cannot be predicted. The course – whether you take the 1 day, 2 day, or 3 day iteration, even covers severe situations such as heart attacks, anaphylaxis, choking and more. Ordinarily, the average person’s confidence in handling these situations would be low because they dread it ever happening in front of them. Our course prepares them for the idea that it could, and if it did, they would know how to respond. It also helps attendees to rehearse how to act in other types of crises as dealing with emergency situations is a skill.

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If you would like to find out more about our courses for first aid at work Staffordshire, or wherever you are based, our team are always willing to help. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at Academe by calling 0330 1242165 or emailing hello@acadame.co.uk. Plus, our upcoming courses can all be viewed and easily booked online today.

First Aid at Work: Statistical Shockers

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The official statistics for the HSE section of the gov.uk website show some truly eye-opening facts surrounding the impact of accidents and injuries in workplaces all over the UK. Let’s take a deeper look at some of these statistics that impact the necessity for staff to be trained on up-to-date practices for first aid at work in Stafford/elsewhere in the UK:

Statistics for 2021/2022

In the 2021/2022 bracket: 1.8 million working people suffered from a work-related illness, 61,713 injuries to employees were reported under RIDDOR and a mammoth 36.8 million working days were lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury. Improperly trained first aiders in your workplace are contributing to these numbers and the number of injuries only pertains to those that were reported. If staff assume reporting injuries goes unnoticed or haven’t had the necessity of responding appropriately to work accidents relayed to them within recent memory, they might compromise your company in more ways than one.

QNUK First Aid Courses

There are 3 tiers of courses offered by our experts at Acadame that cover first aid at work in Stafford: the QNUK First Aid at Work Course, the Refresher course and the Emergency course, all at a Level 3 award. Presented in an engaging and straightforward format, the experience level of the attendees will determine the modules they undertake as our courses are designed to offer you the right first aid at work training for your individual workplace.

Book Your Place

If you would like to find out more about our courses to improve first aid at work in Stafford or wherever you are based, our team are always willing to help. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at Academe by calling 0330 1242165 or emailing hello@acadame.co.uk. Plus, our upcoming courses can all be viewed and easily booked online today.

First Aid Refreshers are Important

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Most people started their working life in a retail, food or hospitality environment where they worked as a ‘Saturday girl/boy’ as part of a team. This is likely where first aid training was first encountered, with the green and white first aid kits making up a familiar part of most people’s memory banks. If you haven’t brushed up on first aid training in a while however, you might not remember anything because you haven’t had to use it. The courses for first aid at work in Stafford range between 1-3 days and cover all you need to know in the form of essential information delivered memorably.

That’s our core mission at Acadame: to deliver important health and safety information in fun and memorable ways to all course attendees. First aid is a hands-on topic at its core, but with our trained team of experts, it becomes even more interactive and easy to learn. This is a crucial requirement most people have from a course, irrespective of their level of interest.

Far from pertaining to the responsibilities of a Saturday job, our first aid at work course will teach you how to effectively manage an unresponsive casualty, admit CPR, deal with fractures, choking, heart attacks and more unfortunate scenarios it pays to be prepared for. Nobody likes to imagine an injury can happen on their watch but accidents are unforeseen, so it is essential all staff are fully trained with up-to-date first aid information.

Book Your Place

If you would like to find out more about our courses covering first aid at work in Stafford, our team are always willing to help. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at Academe by calling 0330 1242165 or emailing hello@acadame.co.uk. Plus, our upcoming courses can all be viewed and easily booked online today.

Don’t Neglect First Aid Training

There are few things to get right more than first at work. While accidents may be an unforeseen occurrence, injury in the workplace is statistically inevitable. As a manager or authority figure, it is your responsibility to stay aware of the likelihood of accidents taking place in your industry and how to prevent them. Since not all injuries can be prevented and accidents do happen by chance, it is even more important for staff to have the proper training in place to respond to the need for first aid in Stoke, Derby or wherever you are based.

That’s why we provide 1, 2 and 3 day courses for first aid at work in Stoke, Derby and other areas. When we discuss first aid, some people might picture a first aid box and imagine low-level scenarios where a plaster will cover the damage caused. Unfortunately, some accidents at work require more than just a quick fix, so we provide this course to tackle a more severe situation. We provide empowering training tools to administer first aid in the unfortunate event of: choking, heart attacks, fractures, head and spinal injuries, anaphylaxis, and more. 

It is important not to bury your head in the proverbial sand when it comes to first aid training. Generally speaking, people have a tendency to forget about things that are not immediately due to take place, but accidents do happen. And because they do, first aid training of a high standard needs to be in place to protect your staff, workplace and reputation.


If you have any more questions about our training for first aid at work in Stoke, please contact our team today on tel:+44 03301242165 or fill out the online enquiry form.

First Aid Training in Stoke-on-Trent

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Regardless of the type of workplace, accidents at work are common. Whether involving a tripping or slipping accident, a burn injury, cuts, injuries from falling or having something fall upon you, an injury from defective equipment, injuries from lifting, manual handling or strain injuries – the fact of the matter is, there are in infinite number of ways in which any of us could require first aid treatment  whilst at work.

Accidents will happen!

In the West Midlands alone, there were an estimated 1,570 cases per 100,000 workers of non-fatal work related injuries sustained over the period 2019/20 (Source: Health & Safety Executive), many of which occurred in Stoke-on-Trent.  Employers (including Local Education Authorities and school governing bodies) are responsible for ensuring, as far as is practicable, the health and safety of their employees whilst they’re at work, and students in the case of centres of learning.

Duty of care

Part of this responsibility is insuring you have adequate first aid provisions in place, including first aid training for select personnel. If this duty is neglected, any injuries sustained at work may be exacerbated, which is bad for the injured party, bad for you as the employer and bad for business.

Acadame offer a wide range of first aid training for Stoke-on-Trent businesses and individuals from our dedicated training centre, right here in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent. People travel to us from far and wide for first aid training thanks to our hard-won reputation in the health and safety industry, but as a Stoke-on-Trent business owner, you can benefit from having us right on your doorstep!

QNUK accredited

We regularly provide accredited courses that result in the following QNUK qualifications:

If you’re unsure of what first aid training provision you require for your workplace, whether in terms of meeting your legal and/or ethical obligations, we’re here to help. If you know exactly what training you require you can head straight to our upcoming courses page and book your training. For expert consultation or straightforward advice, simply get in touch and we’ll do the rest.

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If you have any questions regarding our courses that haven’t been answered online, contact a member of our team. We are always happy to help, simply call +44 03301242165 or email hello@acadame.co.uk today.

How many First Aiders does a business need?

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Well accidents can happen at any time which means first aid provisions at work need to be available at all times including weekends, holidays, sickness and for shift cover. If your company was to have just one person who was trained in first aid and that person was to go away for two weeks in the summer, the company is automatically not covered in their absence. A backup is always necessary to protect both employees and the business reputation and our first aid courses in Stoke are always eager to train people up, they’re fun and engaging too – so how many are required?


What is the Risk?

The number of people trained in first aid required by law differs based on a few factors with the most important being the ‘risk level’ of the industry they operate in. These can be divided up into low risk and high-risk businesses:

Low Risk – This applies to small offices, shops and libraries or any business that has relatively few hazards present on a day to day basis. If the staff level is under 25 people, then by law the company is only required to have one member of staff appointed to taking care of first aid. Up to 50 people and the company is required to have an emergency first aider on-site at all times and will need to have been on a one-day Emergency First Aid at Work course in Stoke. If there are more than 50 workers, the nominated individuals should have undertaken a 3-day First Aid at Work course available in Stoke to qualify and must be onsite at all times.

Higher Hazard Workplaces – Including assembly work, food warehouses, engineering, dangerous machinery, sharp tools, construction or special hazards. If the team is fewer than 5, businesses are required to have only one appointed first aider. Any workforce over 5 but below 50 is required to have a permanent first aider on-site at all times – but the law is not clear on the level of training which is largely decided by the employer. This is because different industries will require different levels of training, for example, those working with dangerous chemicals or heavy machinery may need to complete a specialist bespoke course designed by Acadame. Anything over 50 will require companies to enrol individuals onto a longer course in order for them to be legally protected.

Employers are required to carry out an assessment of first aid needs, if there is any doubt we have specialist health and safety consultants in Stoke on standby. This would involve consideration of workplace hazards and risks, the size of the organisation and other relevant factors, to determine what first-aid equipment, facilities and personnel should be provided.

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