Unfortunately, accidents in the workplace are a pretty common occurrence. In fact, according to the HSE, 441,000 working people sustained an injury at work during 2020/21. And construction sites are arguably one of the most dangerous places to work.
With that being said, a quick and efficient first aid response is necessary on a construction site to prevent injuries from becoming more serious.
By having trained first aiders on construction sites that have been provided with the proper equipment and facilities, you increase your chances of offering the best support to the injured person until professional help arrives.
Furthermore, by recording construction site incidents that have led to an injury - which is a first aid legal requirement under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 - you can better identify how the accident occurred and put safety measures in place to reduce the chances of it happening again.
Finally, having proper construction site first aid measures in place can increase employee morale. Everybody wants to feel comfortable and cared for at work, and construction site employers without proper first aid measures in place aren’t doing a good job of demonstrating that.
Online First Aid Training
Here at iHASCO, we offer a number of basic First Aid Training courses that are extremely valuable for both employer and employee. Our courses include:
- First Aid at Work Refresher Training
- Paediatric First Aid Refresher Training
- Emergency First Aid at Work Refresher Training
- First Aid Appointed Person Training
- Accident Reporting Training