What are the benefits of workplace first aid and CPR?

Topics: National, First Aid and CPR
August 17, 2017

What are the benefits of workplace first aid and CPR?

When it comes to helping people in need, the Canadian Red Cross – one of the country's most active charity organizations – is there to provide whatever assistance it can to give people the tools they need to overcome their challenging circumstances and prosper in the face of adversity.

The humanitarian work of the Canadian Red Cross is multifaceted and includes programs focused on reducing violence and abuse, improving world health and access to maternal wellness programs, enhancing water safety skills and delivering disaster relief.

But one of the most essential programs that the Canadian Red Cross offers is first aid and CPR. You may not think about it much, but cardiac arrests and other life-threatening emergencies can occur when you least expect and can change everything as you know it within a moment's time.

With first aid and CPR knowledge, coming to the aid of someone in need is possible, and with the skills and confidence you'll gain, you can tackle obstacles that may emerge with greater ease. While it can be useful in any setting, feeling positive about first aid and CPR abilities can be especially beneficial in the workplace.

Corporate first aid and CPR

Choosing to participate in workplace first aid and CPR can be an excellent team-building exercise and can make you feel more connected with your fellow coworkers.

Understanding how to respond when an emergency breaks out in the office can be integral in many ways, and you can utilize the skills you'll gain in other environments if you need to. First aid and CPR training is mandatory for employees in the workplace and the courses offered by the Red Cross are compliant with local legislation.

All of the Canadian Red Cross' first aid and CPR courses are taught by trained Red Cross First Aid Instructors, who take part in a certification and recertification process to stay up-to-date on the latest guidelines.

We also offer Major Account Solutions – training contracts for large organizations and corporations. This program provides customized options for those who require first aid and CPR training in multiple locations.