Posted: 23 Aug '16

4 Reasons Why Employees Need to Take a First Aid Course

First Aid Courses in Edmonton and Devon from MI Safety
As an employer, your responsibility for the safety of your employees doesn't stop with stocking first aid kits and hanging eye wash stations in your workplace. While these necessities shouldn't be overlooked, if an accident occurs, and no one knows how to use the supplies, serious injury or even death could be the end result. No one wants to think that such a thing can happen in their workplace, but the reality is that accidents happen every day. To ensure your workplace is prepared, here are four reasons why all employees in Edmonton should take first aid courses.

Reason 1: Be Compliant

First aid courses for employees are a mandate of the Federal Government according to the size of your workplace, the number of employees and the potential danger involved. Since many fields in Edmonton are related to the oil and gas industry, which are full with potential hazards, there are also provincial safety standards that must be met.

Reason 2: Be Aware Not Beware

Experience has proven that employees who have successfully completed first aid courses are more aware of potential hazards in the workplace and take the necessary precautions to avoid them. When your workers are more alert and working to prevent accidents or injuries, this helps reduce associated costs.

Reason 3: Reputation is Everything

Providing your employees with first aid courses extends beyond your workplace and into Edmonton and surrounding communities, improving your corporate reputation and social responsibility. You can consider the money you invest to improve your workplace an investment in your company's community as well.

Reason 4: Save a Life, Take First Aid

A lot of the work done in Edmonton presents hazards and potential for accidents. First aid courses provide your employees the confidence to react calmly in the even of an accident and act accordingly in a life-threatening situation. Lives are saved every day by employees with first aid skills and knowledge.

The benefits to your employees successfully completing first aid courses far outweigh the cost. In fact, most of the benefits are indeed priceless in the long run. At MI Safety, we understand how important first aid courses in Edmonton for both employees and employers. To learn more about how our safety training courses can make your workplace safer, contact us today.

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