When working with chemicals there is always a potential for someone to be exposed to the substance they are working with - either by accident or during part of their normal routine. Such exposure may cause serious harm resulting in lost time, costs and the loss of health and safety management targets.
Classical first aid training only demonstrates the procedures to carry out in the event of loss of breathing or circulation, bleeding, broken bones, asthma, etc. The syllabus may mention chemicals, generally in the context of ingestion or burns to the skin, but very little is taught about first aid following other chemical exposures.
First Aid for Chemical Exposures is a one-day training course presented by NCEC – the UK's National Chemical Emergency Centre.
The aim of the course is to provide the knowledge to those working with chemicals to be able to give emergency treatment to someone who has been exposed to a substance - before professional medical attention arrives. It is a useful add-on for those who are already First Aid at Work (FAW) trained.
For more information, or to register your interest, please contact us either via our website www.the-ncec.com or telephone 0870 190 6621.