An interesting article explained accidents are more likely to occur in the leisure industry than anywhere else. The report also suggested that 84 per cent of on-site accidents are beyond the leisure company’s control. These figures were taken from industry accident benchmarking platform STITCH.
What is in the operator’s control is the response and response time to the accident. If staff are equipped, have proper and correct training, these accidents can be less serious, have less of a long term effect on the individual and claims could be avoided. The personal injury market is a large market, worth almost 4bn annually.
Most of us have been in some sort of accident or injury, from experience if the right help, care and attention is provided, we feel more at ease, less stressed in the situation and this can help us deal with the pain. If we feel we have had the correct care and someone has responded in a timely manner, with a calm attitude, taking control and knowing what to do in the situation, we feel a sense of extreme gratitude to the person who has helped us.
If the company has properly trained staff in First Aid training the effects of the situation can be less serious and if dealt properly the injured individual will be less likely to file a claim against the company. In this day and age, most people want some sort of compensation if they feel they have been wronged. The truth is that injuries and accidents will always happen due to human error, however if not dealt with in the correct manner, this can leave a very bitter taste in to the individual who is injured.
Response time is also a key issue. Understandably with an accident or injury it is a lot more serious and can be life threatening so as well as doing all they can, it really is imperative that companies within the leisure industry have staff which are properly trained and also that this training is carried out regularly. It is easy to forget what we have learned if not used on a daily basis.
All First Aid not only conduct first aid training but also tailor their training to sports and leisure industry. It not only covers basic first aid but also all the specific problems that arise in sports. Primary and secondary subjects are covered, including soft tissue injuries, head injuries, types of cuts, and many illnesses that could arise. As well as conducting the training face to face, thereafter training can be done online. The online training makes it a lot easier to make sure that the skills you have learned are kept up to date.