First aid training
Aberla Group completes training initiative
Aberla Group employees have undertaken first aid training as part of a business wide initiative to up skill office and site-based staff. The sessions ran over four days at Aberla Group offices in Birchwood, Warrington. 20 Aberla office and site staff have completed the training via this company wide initiative.
First aid training enables employees to respond quickly and effectively to accidents that may happen in the workplace, reducing the potential for serious and life-threatening injuries. Aberla employees were trained in a variety of reactionary measures, such as resuscitation and effective treatment of injuries and hazard prevention.
Previously, Aberla employees have received face fit for on-site activities. In the second stage of Aberla’s company-wide training initiative, Aberla Group employees will receive mental health awareness training.
At four times the average for all sectors, the construction industry presents a high risk to operational health and safety. In 2017/18, 4,919 non-fatal injuries were reported, whilst the fatal injury rate was 1.64 per 100,000 workers. Given these statistics, it is important for companies working in the industry, such as Aberla to give health and safety the priority and it warrants.
Paul McCarren, managing director at Aberla Group, said “Aberla ensures that health and safety, both on site and in the office, is of the highest priority. Health and safety excellence is best achieved when staff are empowered with the correct knowledge and experience to act safely at work. Continually updating and upgrading health and safety training for staff is a priority for us.”