5 Things to Look for in a First Aid Partnership

If you are an employer, you are required to ensure your employees' safety in the workplace. Working with a first aid training partnership to provide first aid skills to all of your staff is an effective way to achieve this.

1. Group Rates

Be aware of the requirements for qualifying for group training rates. There will likely be a minimum group size, for example. If your workplace cannot meet the group size requirement, consider combining a class with another company so that you can both take advantage of a reduced rate. Some training partnerships may also provide a discount if you schedule multiple training sessions.

2. Tailored Training

Some industries have first aid concerns that are specific to the workplace. For example, you may require materials handling and first aid training, then choose a first aid training partnership that provides training tailored to the business. Another way to tailor training is to make sure that trainers are available when your staff is available. If your staff works non-traditional hours, then choose a training service that can meet on the evenings or weekends when staff is in the office. 

3. On-Site Delivery

The ideal training occurs at your business. This saves your staff the time and expense of travelling to a first aid training centre, plus they get to practice their training in the location where they are most likely to use it. It's also much easier to ensure everyone receives the necessary training when it is happening during regular working hours. Not all first aid partnerships provide on-site training, so make sure this is an option with the one you choose. 

4. Follow-Up Opportunities

There are many reasons to schedule follow-up training, so it is something that you want the training service you choose to offer. Some industries and types of training require periodic reviews and re-certification, such is the case with CPR. In other instances, follow up training may build on the first training session so that safety and first aid procedures are better understood and implemented thanks to the power of repetition. 

5. Accreditation and Training

Finally, verify that the first aid trainer has the proper certifications and training, along with the necessary accreditation, to provide the specific types of training you need in your workplace. The partnership should be prepared to provide you with proof of all of their trainers' experience and qualifications so you can be assured of the quality of the training. 

Contact a training service if you are ready to increase the health and safety in your workplace and participate in a first aid partnership.


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