There are several injuries that you might experience at work. In fact according to 2018 report on workplace injuries; British Columbia alone had a five-year average injury rate of 2.27 every 100 workers. Sadly, most of these injuries are preventable and can be treated on the spot with standard level 3 first aid knowledge.
Therefore, it’s essential that your workforce receives occupational first aid training of level 3 because the following work injuries call for it:
Your employees are the backbone of your company, so it’s only fair that you worry about their backbones. Jobs that require heavy-weight lifting, working with heights or even sitting up straight in front of a computer for 8+ hours can cause serious repercussions on the spine. So, it’s common to have spinal injuries at work. However, with proper level 3 training, your employees will be able to manage spinal injuries until medical help arrives and will even be able to safety transport their injured colleague to safety!
A routine job is the leading cause of Repetitive Strain Injury, so much so that it’s also known as work-related upper limb disorder. When you continue to do the same task for 8+ hours; it’s a given that you develop strained muscle injuries and damage. However, with level 3 first aid training, you’ll be able to identify the injury and tend to it before you can get a professional look at it.
This is especially important for companies dealing with fire; these can vary from steel mills to underground mines. For a business that plays with fire, your employees should be well versed in dealing with burns, identifying their degree and preventing them altogether. This will only be possible if you provide them with authorized level 3 first aid training.
CPR and Cardiac Arrest:
Employees with history of heart diseases are prone to cardiac arrests, anxiety and stress.
In such events, it pays to have knowledge on how to handle heart attacks or even perform CPR, if need be!
All of this and more is part of our Occupational First Aid Level 3 Training Program that we offer every week across British Columbia to spread workplace safety and awareness around Vancouver, Coquitlam, Burnaby, Richmond and Surrey!