Safety is PEME’s number one priority and this includes ensuring our engineering teams in the field and our head office staff have the resources, knowledge and competencies to deal with likely emergency first aid incidents.
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 state that employers should provide adequate and appropriate equipment and enough trained first aiders to help injured or ill staff. First Aiders in the workplace must hold a valid certificate of competence in either Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work or Level 3 First Aid at Work.
PEME’s Health, Safety and Environmental Manager, Michael Edwards, assesses the first aid needs of each of our Asset Care teams based on the hazards and risks in their workplace and determines how many first aiders are needed and what training they should have.
Michael advises “Being trained in emergency first aid carries responsibility and benefits and can make the difference between life or death. It is therefore important that our personnel are confident to respond correctly should the situation arises and this starts with ensuring they are properly trained”.
The picture shows our colleagues who are the latest to have attained a qualification in Emergency First Aid at Work from Safe-T-Solutions.