FIRST AID TRAINING
In October of 2015, news.com.au reported that an estimated 30,000 Australians would die of cardiac arrest within the year, largely due to the lack of knowledge on how to perform CPR whilst waiting for the ambulance. This was an alarming claim for the team at Fort Knox.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing a safe workplace for all our team and visitors alike. Fort Knox embraces a culture that facilitates a healthy lifestyle by actively supporting our team to participate in a range of initiatives to promote individual health and wellbeing.
Fast and effective first aid could be the difference between life and death in an unexpected and serious situation. It can also help minimise further pain, injury or sudden illness. With such startling facts about the importance of first aid knowledge, Fort Knox implemented a training and development strategy which designates selected team members to undergo first aid training and learn how to respond to any accidents that may occur.
Earlier this month our team of 10 trained first aiders completed a refresher in providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Not only did they all pass their written test with 100% accuracy but they were able to fine tune their practical skills on “Annie” our resuscitation dummy.
The trainer Mick Johnson from the Asthma Foundation of Victoria was exceptionally knowledgeable. He was able to clearly demonstrate and assist the team by training them with the correct techniques to perform CPR on all ages in any circumstance. Mick ensured that the team had fun while he provided them with the best knowledge and skills required.
Whilst most people would only associate the Asthma Foundation with asthma-related queries they are in fact a registered and accredited training organisation. Their Learn it. Live it. slogan is a clear reflection of the service they provide. Fort Knox are proud supporters of the Asthma Foundation and would highly recommend their training programs to anyone considering a refresher or full first aid training.Fort Knox believes that first aid training is a necessity, and we are strong advocates for all workplaces to encourage team members to take the training. We sincerely hope that the training the team has received is never
Fort Knox believes that first aid training is a necessity, and we are strong advocates for all workplaces to encourage team members to take the training. We sincerely hope that the training the team has received is never needed, however, being able to offer practical accredited training ensures that if the situation ever presented itself our team is prepared.
The skills acquired during the training session with Mick can, not only be used in a workplace they can also be implemented in the wider community and hopefully if required, would save someone’s life.
For more information On the Asthma Foundation Victoria please visit www.asthma.org.au