The HSE has recently released the figures for workplace ill health and injury. While there has been a slight drop in the numbers compared with the previous year the information is still quite a concern. As you will see below the numbers of people falling ill or being injured highlight the need for training within your organisation and shows why first aid training is a must for immediate treatment.
HSE Statistics for 2011 – 2012
The provisional figures may make you address the level of first aid within your organisation:
- Major injuries 22,433 Including injuries such as burns, broken bones and amputations
- Work related illnesses 1.1 million
- Fatalities 173
- Injuries requiring more than four days off work 88,731
- Major injuries 9,551 Including injuries such as burns, broken bones and amputations
- Work related illnesses 64,000
- Fatalities 20
- Injuries requiring more than four days off work 425.7 per 100,000
- Major injuries 1,168 Including injuries such as burns, broken bones and amputations
- Work related illnesses 55,000
- Fatalities 18
- Injuries requiring more than three days off work 4,680
How Adequate are Your First Aid Facilities
When a person falls ill or is injured at work it’s important to be able to give them instant treatment. The appointed first aider will need to have training to be able to help take over the situation until the emergency services arrive. They may need to treat someone who is unconscious, bleeding, who has broken bones, those who are in shock, feeling unwell or someone with burns or scolding. There are so many different types of injuries and courses such as the First Aid at Work can provide a large amount of techniques on how to cope and treat affected people.
The first aider will need to know what is required in their first aid kit, and know how to make records. They also have to speak to the emergency services, know when to call them or put procedures in place to take control of an emergency situation. To book your appointed person or yourself on first aid training course all you need to do is use our online booking form. You can also speak to one of our team on 0808 1966 830.