A group of 6 IMS staff recently took part in the Emergency First Aid at Work course, a 1-day classroom-based training workshop at our Portsmouth office, delivered by the British Red Cross

Specially designed for the workplace, the training gives employees the skills and confidence to respond to a wide range of emergencies and accidents they may encounter at work.  Such as:

  • Unresponsive and breathing
  • Unresponsive and not breathing
  • How to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • Choking
  • Having a seizure
  • Suffering from Shock
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Burns

As the attendees included a mixture of Electrical & Mechanical Engineers and office-based staff.  The training was tailored to fit situations that may arise in the office or whilst out on a site; the course offered a practical hands-on approach to simulate real-life situations.  The course also included information about:

  • Assessing & monitoring a casualty
  • Where to get help from
  • Electrical incidents
  • COSHH (The control of substances hazardous to health)
  • Electrical incidents

Throughout the duration attendees ran through a series of practical demonstrations, working in teams and completing a range of question and answer sessions.  This resulted in everyone passing the course and receiving their ‘Emergency First Aid Training at Work’ Certificate.