First can make the difference between life and death in some situations and it is important to ensure that if you run a business that you have staff members trained by a First aid at work Tewkesbury company like Tidal Training Direct to help protect your staff and visitors. Equally, as individuals, we can all undertake personal first aid training so we can help protect our family and friends.
It is thought that over 140,000 people die in the UK every year from accidents and incidents that could have been helped if a first aider had been present. These include around 900 choking incidents and 29,000 heart attacks.
In the same report conducted by St John’s Ambulance, only 5% of the people surveyed said they would feel confident helping out an individual who had a first aid emergency. This shows that a staggering 95% of the people questioned wouldn’t know what to do to help an individual in an emergency.
It is for this reason that many companies like the one mentioned above are encouraging individuals to take up personal first aid courses as well as those people who are going to hold a specific first aid role in their jobs. The more people that can help in emergencies the more we can hope for better outcomes for people who are ill or involved in an accident.