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First Aid Basics – Protect Yourself and Your Team

No matter how many health and safety procedures your employment has in place, there is always still a risk of accidents happening in the workplace. Some emergencies are unavoidable and can cause injury to employees and damage to business property, so it’s a good idea to be prepared by learning some basic principles of first aid or attending a course.

A first aid course will train you how to respond to life threatening situations, call for medical assistance, perform effective resuscitation and communicate details of any incidents. Giving you the skills and knowledge to quickly and effectively respond to emergencies, you can learn how to protect not just adults but also children. Your training may also come in handy outside of the workplace in the case of an accident.

You should choose a nationally recognised course from a registered training organisation such as St John Ambulance Queensland. As a general rule, there should be one first aider for every 25 workers in high risk workplaces such as construction sites and manufacturing factories. Depending on your workplace, you will need to consider all potential hazards inside and outside of your premises.

Teams that work in high risk workplaces are most vulnerable to accidental injury due to the dangerous tasks involved on a daily basis. Jobs where you may be exposed to risks and hazards include operating machinery such as forklift trucks and elevated platforms, agricultural chemicals, working at heights and extreme heat or cold. These types of roles in particular require a certified first aider to be on-site at all times.

By keeping a first aid box in an easily accessible place, you will be able to rapidly treat any injuries or illnesses in your place of work. These should also be stored inside work vehicles if you or your team travels as part of your employment. For more information on first aid or safety training, contact the Elevated Training team.

ACDC Chemical Spray Course Coming Soon!

Agricultural Chemicals Distribution and Control (ACDC) is the use of chemicals and pesticides to manage farm land where food and plants are grown. Helping to protect crops from insects, weeds and diseases, chemical spraying is an important part of agricultural science and land cultivation. It is also a key factor in the forestry, government, construction, mining, oil and gas industries.

Chemical spray workers will always be in high demand due to the need for constant food production and plant-based resources, so attending training will provide you with a reliable and steady source of work. ACDC involves the use of many hazardous chemicals which can be dangerous to humans, animals and the environment. An ACDC licence gives you the qualifications to legally carry out tasks in a multitude of sectors.

Elevated Training will soon provide a nationally accredited ACDC chemical spray course that will qualify you to safely handle, transport and distribute these hazardous chemicals. It also gives you the opportunity to learn about different insects, weeds and diseases and the effects they can have on land management. The course will educate you on how to control these effects and the chemicals required for each job.

Chemical accreditation not only makes you more employable, but also gives you the freedom to work independently within the trade and apply chemicals to other people’s land. As an expert in the field, Elevated Training is on hand to help you access better career opportunities and manage the risks with an ACDC licence. More information coming soon – watch this space!