First-Aid training with STS has a number of benefits. It can be helpful not just in tackling emergencies but in dealing with more minor incidents – and in helping to avoid accidents and injury in the first place.


It is often necessary for staff in San Jose to be trained in first aid in order to meet legal health and safety requirements. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires that workplaces provide basic medical facilities that can take care of all their employees in case of emergency. This means a clinic, hospital or other healthcare facility must be available to all employees. This facility must be “in near proximity” as defined by OSHA specifications. OSHA defines “near proximity” as within four to six minutes’ response time in the case of particularly dangerous workplaces or within 15 minutes’ response time in the case of workplaces that don’t offer any unusual hazards. Those San Jose workplaces that don’t have such a facility nearby must have staff members who are trained in first aid and CPR so that someone can quickly render aid in the event of an injury or a sudden illness (such as a heart attack).


Legal requirements aren’t the only reason for undertaking first-aid training in the San Jose workplace. Having somebody on-site who can immediately jump into action if there’s a medical emergency can save precious time. In a serious situation such as a cardiac arrest, every minute counts. Knowing what to do in the event of a severe injury such as a dangerously deep cut, a bad burn or an electric shock can minimize the resulting injury. A trained first-aider can perform lifesaving treatment such as CPR while waiting for the paramedics to arrive; this can mean the difference between a good outcome and a poor one.


Another good reason for training employees in first aid is accident prevention. Our Safety Training Seminars First-Aid course covers workplace safety makes employees more aware of potential hazards and the possible consequences of ignoring regulations and taking unnecessary risks. This kind of training can help staff to feel more involved in and responsible for keeping their workplace a safe and healthy environment. Rather than being annoying barriers to efficiency, health and safety rules come to be seen as useful tools that benefit everyone. Trained staff can also support their co-workers in making good choices, reminding others of guidelines and why these exist.


As well as the obvious advantages, a first aid course can confer more subtle benefits. Training in first aid can also improve morale in the workplace. Arranging a first-aid course with STS demonstrates a clear commitment to staff welfare and training together can encourage team-building.

Arranging a first aid course is not hard. Individual staff members can be trained off-site at STS’s San Jose office on Meridian Ave., perhaps attending a group course in the evenings. Safety Training Seminars will also visit your workplace and administer training on the premises of you have a group of 14 or more.

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