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Staff Members Learn Basic First Aid

Fulton Hogan Hiways staff members underwent First Aid training as part of the company’s overall emphasis on a safe workplace. In the first series of training, 13 staff members were
21 Mar 2018 11:00
Staff Members Learn Basic First Aid
Fulton Hogan Hiways crew practise tapping a sprained ankle. Photo: Fulton Hogan Hiways

Fulton Hogan Hiways staff members underwent First Aid training as part of the company’s overall emphasis on a safe workplace.

In the first series of training, 13 staff members were selected to start specialised training which included initial care for the sick or injured staff at job sites.

“This was important for the guys as it al­lowed them to respond to situations in their church, homes or even at sports events. Without this basic training, if someone gets bumped on site, or collapses, such ba­sic training can help save a life,” said Andy Eames, CEO of Handy Training.

“Other issues we looked at during the training were the overall safety and wellbe­ing, both to you and the work area.”

Participants also underwent special train­ing on dealing with post-traumatic situa­tions like serious accidents.

“Communications is also vital in emer­gency situations with your own teams, with emergency services and also the public,” he said.

FHH employees were also upskilled on the steps needed to take when a person is hav­ing a heart attack, when to apply CPR, at­tending to broken bones and fractures, seri­ous head or even spinal injuries.

“The response from employees was great with staff asking a lot of questions. That way more information was absorbed and they are now better prepared for any situa­tion that may arise,” Mr Eames said.

Source: Fulton Hogan Hiways

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