Face-to-face first aid training resumes

Martin Thomas takes part in St John Ambulance training

St John Ambulance has resumed its face-to-face training courses and is urging the region’s businesses to prioritise the safety of their workplaces.

General Manager for Training and Development, Martin Thomas, said the community has shown incredible resilience over the past few months of lockdown.

“As businesses make their return to the office, we really encourage employers to consider the processes they have in their workplaces to ensure the safety of employees,” he said.

“With changed health and safety risks post-COVID, it’s important that employers prioritise both mental and physical health to ensure the return to the office is a safe, positive and productive experience for all employees.

“Our face-to-face first aid courses have resumed in our Gosford and The Entrance training centres, and we strongly encourage businesses and individuals to book in for a course to ensure they are equipped with the skills to respond in the event of an emergency.”

Thomas said offering a safe working environment can help to boost employee confidence and engagement and it is important that employers and employees are up-to-date with the skills to respond in the event of a health crisis, be it physical or mental health.

He said St John Ambulance has courses suited to every work environment, including occupational first aid, education, childcare and electrical courses.

There is also a range of online courses that are ideal for businesses, including a mental health course which has been incredibly well received by businesses across NSW.

Details on the St John Ambulance website.

Terry Collins