Health and safety issues in the workplace are ongoing and can’t be eliminated entirely. Australian business and industry leaders have responded by introducing stringent security and safety measures, while also employing a growing number of job applicants with first aid accreditation. Although occupational first aid has long been essential in many workplaces, it’s now big business, and can be a stepping stone providing higher career options.
Real Response aims to introduce first aid and CPR training to all Australians, and occupational first aid class groups are the big winners. Simulated training, overseen by qualified Real Response instructors, can be tailored for any workplace or occupational setting by using props, actors, emergency equipment and more. By engaging in immersive learning, as practiced by medical and emergency services personnel, course participants retain first aid knowledge, develop a response skill-set, and learn the value of teamwork.
First Aid in the Workplace
Security, safety and health have always been important in work and community settings. In recent years, the need for greater in-house security and rapid emergency response has become apparent, and first aid attainments are becoming an employee benchmark in many industries. Occupational first aid is both pro-active and re-active, meaning courses such as Occupational First Aid (HLTSS00027) have broad appeal for those who are ready to respond to emergency as well as maintain emergency facilities, equipment and records.
In most progressive Australian workplaces, occupational first aid capabilities are close at hand. From human resources to security and even building management, occupational first aid guidelines and strategies are enforced to ensure safety and security of persons and property, and better workplaces are the result. Real Response occupational first aid classes are specifically designed for workplace, community and school groups who want accredited first aid and CPR practitioners on hand to act decisively when required.
What Practice and Theory Does the Occupational First Aid Course Cover?
Occupational Advanced First Aid is a progressive course for people who require greater control over first aid facilities and equipment. Real Response ‘learning by doing’ simulations engage students in immersive role-play response participation, making theoretical course components much easier to understand and apply when required.
Occupational First Aid (HLTSS00027) attainments include all components of Provide Advanced First Aid (HLTAID006), Provide Advanced Resuscitation (HLTAID007) and Manage First Aid Services and Resources (HLTAID008).
Occupational First Aid theory:
Progressive workplaces, schools and community groups facilitate the wellbeing of visitors and employees. First aid knowledge ensures safety and security for everyone in the vicinity. In many occupations, first aid knowledge is applied daily and records need to be kept. Life-guards, security guards, emergency services, carers, OH&S, biosecurity officers and others all keep relevant details and reports regarding hazards, risks, accidents and emergencies that occur during their shift.
Occupational First Aid is for people who want to take leadership roles. A lot of essential information is covered in the course, and graduates are equipped to undertake and oversee emergency procedures while also managing and using state-of-the-art first aid equipment. With added responsibility comes reward, and there is no greater reward than saving someone’s life.
Occupational First Aid practice:
At Real Response, course participants get hands-on experience using real emergency equipment. With the assistance of highly-trained course instructors, students recreate typical workplace emergency scenarios that take first aid and CPR training out of the text book and into the real world. The course is already recognised for achieving greater information and skills retention, while graduates become empowered to face emergencies and save lives
Occupational First Aid guidelines are far-reaching, as the course material covers response to many common emergency scenarios, including cardiac arrest, collapse, breathing difficulties, near drownings, toxic shock, allergic reaction and more. Real Response course facilitators use innovative and creative methods to inspire students in an inclusive environment. Class sizes are kept small so no student falls behind, and the life-saving transformation of students is nothing short of astounding. At Real Response, the success of our students is our satisfaction, and knowing that lives will be saved makes all the team work worth it.