Because life is precious and because every employer is responsible for the safety of his employees, every company, whatever its sector of activity, has the duty to set up an adapted first aid system. But you can't improvise a first aid kit. Bad gestures or too long a reaction time can have disastrous consequences. Knowledge and techniques must therefore be acquired beforehand. This is the reason why the SST training has been set up.
Moreover, it's no secret: accidents at work are expensive for companies (health insurance contributions, hiring of a temporary worker or replacement, training of the latter, reduction in production while waiting for the return of the injured employee, etc.). It's therefore wise for companies to train several people in rescue and first aid at work. These trained people participate fully and actively in the prevention of risks within the company, and can save lives. So, whether it's a managerial point of view, health or employee safety, training your employees in SST is beneficial and necessary.
The objective of the training First aid at work is to be able to quickly provide assistance to any victim of a work-related accident or illness and to prevent the risk of accidents in the company.
As you can see, this training is very useful both professionally and personally. A trained person who knows how to identify the dangers around them will reduce the risk of accidents in their home and will be much more reactive in case of an emergency. They will have the skills to protect themselves, others, and alert emergency services while assisting someone on the street, at work, or in the family.
This certification training is carried out over 2 days, renewable every 2 years in order to maintain and update the acquired skills. At the end of the training, the first aider is able to identify potential risks in the environment and to intervene effectively in case of an accident. Future first aiders also become familiar with the use of sensitive equipment such as the defibrillator and the fire extinguisher. Because they are trained effectively, they know how to remain calm in emergency situations, learn how to alert the appropriate services, examine the victim, provide first aid (cardiac massage, lateral position of safety, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) while waiting for the arrival of organized help and protect the accident site.
As you can see, any employee can become a first aid worker at work, without any particular prerequisites. This training is leading to a certificate of professional accreditation issued by the competent training organization. The training is given by professionals with experience in the field of safety. It's generally carried out in small groups of 4 to 10 people to facilitate the practical application of safety exercises and communication between the instructor and the trainees.