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Applying first aid in the workplace and the benefits of retraining

While we all do our best to avoid them, accidents can happen in the workplace and some industries can be more susceptible to staff injury due to labour intensive roles or machinery and equipment. So, what do you do if you or a coworker needs to apply first aid in the workplace and what are the benefits of retraining?

Depending on your workplace and the equipment, chemicals and machinery you work with will substantially alter how and when you administer first aid and how quickly you will need to react to potentially save a life.

Star Training & Assessing offer nationally recognised units of first aid which includes: HLTAID001 ‘Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation’, HLTAID002 ‘Provide Basic Emergency Life Support’ and HLTAID003 ‘Provide First Aid’. These certifications will equip you with the right skills and knowledge you need to act appropriately in any situation you may come across in the workplace when injury occurs and even in your own home.

Safe Work Australia First Aid in the Workplace (Code of Practice) also states ‘Refresher training in CPR should be undertaken annually and first aid qualifications should be renewed every three years’, therefore retraining is an excellent option if you are considering changing industries or striving towards a promotion.

By starting your journey into retaining it shows your employer how determined you are about stepping up to the plate and with a range of certificates available there is one for everyone looking to be a pioneer in their workplace. For example if you are working in the construction industry it may be to your advantage to gain a certificate to working at heights and elevated platforms.  Similarly, if you are working in warehousing it is advantageous to obtain a license to operate a forklift.

At Star Training & Assessing, we can help you get that job through our nationally recognised certificates and licenses, flexible learning options and industry related assessment that will put you above the rest, even further we can assist you in upgrading your skills so that you can land that promotion or the new job, click here to get in touch.

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