First aid is an essential skill that everyone should have; crucially, it could mean the difference between life and death in an emergency situation. First aid courses cover a wide range of situations and incidents and taking one will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to deal with emergency situations. It is not only necessary to learn first aid techniques, but it is also necessary to understand when to use them and how to recognise a situation – all of which are taught in a first aid course.

Here are four valid reasons why every Australian should take a first aid course. 

First aid skills are essential life-saving skills

First and foremost, first aid can literally save lives. In any emergency situation, knowing what to do and how to act quickly can be the difference between life and death. Even if you don’t end up using your first aid skills often, it’s always good to know that you have them in case of an emergency.

Knowing first aid doesn’t just mean being prepared for major emergencies. It can also be useful in more everyday situations, such as if your child bumps their head or scrapes their knee. Knowing what to do in these situations can help you stay calm and take care of your child properly.

First aid skills are easy to learn

People often think that first aid is complicated to learn. However, this isn’t the case at all! Anyone can learn basic first aid skills with a little time and effort – you don’t need to be a medical expert. Most first aid courses are designed for people with little or no medical training and cover the fundamentals of what to do in an emergency situation. The courses are also not time-consuming; most are only a few hours long.

First aid skills give you confidence 

Knowing how to handle an emergency situation can make a big difference in your confidence. It can be terrifying when something unexpected happens and you don’t know what to do, but if you have some basic first aid skills, you’ll feel much more confident and capable. This could mean the difference between life and death in the event of a true emergency. However, even if you never need to use your first aid skills in an emergency, knowing that you have the capability can provide you with peace of mind.

They are crucial for the workplace

Certain Australian workplaces are required by law to have at least one employee who has completed a first aid course. The first aid course that is required and who is required can vary depending on the industry. For example, in an educational setting, the course Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting is necessary for anyone employed in an educational or care setting. Similarly, the Perform Rescue from a Live LV Panel course is structured for electricians who require a CPR/LVR certificate in order to work.

At Accredited Training Company, we are a professional registered training organisation with the National Training Authority. We offer a variety of different first aid courses for individuals and businesses in South East Queensland. Give us a call to discuss your requirements on 07 5522 6542 or find us online. We have a list of first aid courses available on our website.