When is a good time to take first aid training? Before you need it.
One thing we can be sure of about an emergency situation is that it is unexpected. Most of us go about our daily lives not thinking or preparing for the “what ifs” in life, and it is only when something happens – maybe it’s something you experience, or an experience from someone you know – that makes us take a step to prepare ourselves.
First aid is a life skill that everyone should have, whether you work in an industry where you are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of others, or if your only responsibility is to friends, family or even to strangers. Having first aid training now (and keeping your training up to date) can keep you from having a moment of regret when an emergency arises.
What you will learn from first aid training:
Fundamentally, first aid training helps people to be more confident, informed, good Samaritans.
You may associate first aid training with medical training, but the course also teaches you how to play a helpful role in an emergency. Through first aid training, you will learn how to prevent emergencies from happening, and if or when an emergency does occur, it teaches you how to handle the situation. Having first aid training will help you to recognize when there is an emergency, how to keep yourself and others safe, and to reach out to additional resources for the additional support that is needed.