Safety and wellbeing is paramount in all that we do at Tripod Crest. Which is why as part of this month’s training programme we will see 11 of our staff become first aid qualified.
Each year in the construction sector around 4% of workers suffer from an illness they believe to be work-related and 3% of workers sustain a work-related injury, and while Tripod Crest’s health and safety policies do everything we can to prevent any such incidents, we are also always prepared to take remedial action if necessary.
The British Red Cross offers first aid and health and safety training to help people prepare for potential emergencies which may happen at work, at home, or when we’re out at sites.
Tripod Crest’s Russ Porter, Graham Woolerton and Keith Whiteley recently attended the British Red Cross first aid refresher course, having all previously attended a three-day first aid at work course.
The refresher course covers the content specified in the health and safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. All three employees undertook CPR training, learning to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device. Russ commented: “The refresher training was really worthwhile. The CPR with an AED element hadn’t been available previously, and it was a very important lesson to have received. The whole team at Tripod Crest is totally committed to health and safety and we really appreciate the company’s investment in appropriate training.”