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Why Your Staff Should Be Trained In First Aid

“Safety doesn’t happen by accident.” – Unknown Author

Prevention is always better than cure. But let’s face it, we live in an imperfect world that’s inhabited by imperfect creatures like you and I. Because of that, prevention doesn’t always work. Some things are just able to slip through the cracks, such as accidents. And the best risk management systems don’t just focus on prevention, which is a great idea, but also consider measures to minimize or significantly reduce the potential impacts of risks that materialize.

And the best workplace risk management systems always include staff training for occupational first aid. Why? It’s because of the key advantages that doing so provides.

The Health And Financial Cost Advantage

Training your employees in the area of occupational first aid can help you contain or prevent injuries suffered by them in case of workplace accidents from being further aggravated. When that happens, your employees’ chances of recovering and healing from suffered injuries are very high.

And because health is wealth, your company will also be able to save money on potentially costly medical treatments to treat aggravated or worsened injuries.

With first aid, you can immediately stop serious bleeding prior to the arrival of the paramedics, which minimizes the risk of having to go through blood transfusions and other expensive medical procedures that can be avoided with immediate first aid.

Morale Boosting Advantage

Whether you like it or not, the ability to boost your employees’ morale is one of the best ways to make your company a very productive and profitable one.

When your employees’ morale are very high, they will feel a great sense of pride and joy in what they do, which will translate into optimal productivity and minimal employee problems.

When you train your company’s employees in the science of occupational first aid, you’ll be able to boost their morale in 2 ways. One is you build up their skill sets to include one that they can use not just to save their co-workers’ lives but also the lives of their families and friends! The other way it can help boost employee morale is when they actually get to apply their newfound skills and save the life or minimize the injuries of their fellow workers. Your employees can experience the profound high of knowing that they saved or helped save the life of a co-employee, or at the very least, prevented a serious injury from worsening into a potentially fatal one.

Increased Awareness

There’s a principle in psychology that says what is given much attention becomes important to people. By training your staff in occupational first aid, you inadvertently place the importance of developing such abilities or skills at the forefront of their consciousness, i.e., you bring it right smack in the middle (or front) of their attention. By doing so, you subconsciously make them more safety conscious.

When your employees are more safety conscious or aware, they will tend to practice occupational safety habits more and more, which can collectively help bring down the frequency or number of accidents in your company.

It’s A Low-Cost High-Benefit Investment

Investing in your employees’ occupational first aid training won’t cost your company an arm and a leg but the return on investment in terms of workers’ safety and health – and ultimately company productivity and productivity – can be huge! Therefore, it should no longer be an issue of whether or not you should invest in it but when. And to answer that question, the answer is this: the best time to invest was yesterday and the next best time is now.

Importance Of Risk Management And Assessment

“Risk comes from not knowing what you`re doing.” – Warren Buffett

We always hear the word ‘risk’, but when we stop to think about it, what does risk truly mean? In a nutshell, risk is any chance or possibility of something undesirable happening. And when we talk about undesirable events — especially in construction workplaces, we’re talking about accidents that can result in very serious injuries or worse, death, for workers.

There’s good news and bad news when it comes to risk. I’ll break the bad news to you first: you can’t eliminate it. If you or your company want to achieve something meaningful, you will need to take risks. As one of the most basic principles of financial management goes, the higher the profit you want to earn, the higher the risks you’ll need to take.

The good news – yes, there is good news – is that risk can be managed well so when it comes to pass, you’ll be able to minimize its effects. The practice or process of minimizing risks and it’s potential effects to your company and workers is referred to as risk management.

Why Risk Management?

There’s a saying that ignorance is bliss; I disagree. It can be dangerous or even downright fatal. The Bible says in Hosea 4:6 that “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Regardless whether you’re a Christian or not, you probably would agree that said passage carries a lot of truth. If you don’t know that something bad may happen to your company and your workers, how can you prepare well for it — i.e. minimize the possibility of it happening or if it’s an unavoidable certainty, prepare to minimize its impact?

A very good example of risk minimization in the construction workplace is requiring construction workers to wear steel-toed boots. It practically eliminates the risk of them accidentally cutting off their toes with very sharp tools or by having something really heavy or sharp fall on their toes. In a sense, it’s also a very good example of minimizing the impact of risks should they materialize because the steel-covered toe areas of their boots would be strong enough to keep very sharp tools or equipment from cutting through the boots and consequently, their toes.

Assessment: A Crucial Component

While there are probably million-and-one risks present in the construction workplace, it’s neither practical nor possible to address all of them. It may not be so even for just most of them. It won’t just be too expensive but it will also take a lot of time and effort to do so, which may render it impossible to get anything construction-related done at all. That’s why it’s important to choose your risk management battles through a process called risk assessment, which is one that tries to estimate both the probability and impact of risks that companies and their workers face. Through risk assessment, you’ll be able to determine which risks do need to be managed and which ones to just let be. By identifying key risks and their potential impacts on the company and workers, you can maximize the company’s resources and manpower in terms of productivity and worker safety and health.

Conclusion

Especially in construction workplaces, many things can go wrong and depending on what those things are, the impact on both the company and its workers can be substantial. Failure to plan is planning for failure, and a very important aspect of effectively planning for these things is learning and implementing risk management activities in your company’s construction workplace.

Bekerja di Ruang Terbatas 150 Kali Lebih Berbahaya!

Mereka yang bekerja di ruang terbatas (confined space) memiliki risiko yang tinggi untuk tertimpa kecelakaan. Studi tahun 2015 yang dilakukan oleh OSHS (Dinas Kesehatan dan Keselamatan Kerja) New Zealand menemukan bahwa bekerja di ruang terbatas 150 kali lebih berbahaya daripada melakukan jenis pekerjaan yang sama di lokasi berbeda. Lebih lanjut lagi, banyak kasus kecelakaan yang terjadi saat mencoba menolong pekerja lain. Karena itu, pekerja Anda perlu mengikuti pelatihan mengenai prosedur masuk dan penyelamatan di ruang terbatas.


Kursus Memasuki & Penyelamatan di Ruang Terbatas

Ada berbagai faktor yang dapat menyebabkan cedera serius dan kematian, mulai dari bahan kimia, kadar oksigen, suhu ekstrem, kebisingan, hingga jatuhnya benda fisik. Kursus Memasuki & Penyelamatan di Ruang Terbatas mencakup pengetahuan akan hal tersebut, penggunaan dan pemeliharaan alat keselamatan, dan prosedur darurat di ruang terbatas horizontal maupun vertical. Kursus ini tersertifikasi Standar Singapura SS 568:2011 untuk pekerjaan di ruang terbatas.


Sekilas Tentang ASRETEC

ASRETEC telah menyediakan konsultasi, solusi, pelatihan, dan layanan seputar kesehatan dan keselamatan di tempat kerja. Sejak 2006, kami telah melayani lebih dari 1.000 klien di berbagai negara seperti Singapura, Malaysia, Cina, Qatar, Kenya, termasuk Indonesia dan Hong Kong baru-baru ini.

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Siapkan Petugas P3K di Tempat Kerja Anda

Sebagai pemilik usaha, Anda berkewajiban menunjuk sejumlah petugas untuk melaksanakan P3K (Pertolongan Pertama Pada Kecelakaan). Tidak hanya diatur dalam Permenaker No.PER.15/MEN/VIII/2008, kesehatan dan keselamatan kerja juga merupakan salah satu prasayarat di era globalisasi dan pasar bebas WTO dan GATT pada tahun 2020 mendatang. Karenanya, petugas P3K Anda harus mengikuti pelatihan dan mendapatkan sertifikat berstandar internasional.


Kursus P3K di Tempat Kerja

Selain menyelamatkan nyawa, pelaksanaan P3K secara cepat dan tepat akan mengembalikan produktivitas kerja. Kursus Occupational First Aid atau P3K di Tempat Kerja mencakup penanganan patah tulang dan luka bakar, penggunaan alat bantu seperti Eksternal Defibrilator Otomatis (AED), hingga Toksikologi Industri.


Sekilas Tentang ASRETEC

ASRETEC telah menyediakan konsultasi, solusi, pelatihan, dan layanan seputar kesehatan dan keselamatan di tempat kerja. Sejak 2006, kami telah melayani lebih dari 1.000 klien di berbagai negara seperti Singapura, Malaysia, Cina, Qatar, Kenya, termasuk Indonesia dan Hong Kong baru-baru ini.

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Hindari Insiden di Bidang Konstruksi dengan Manajemen Risiko

Dalam mengelola suatu usaha atau proyek, Anda tentunya memahami bahwa risiko merupakan sesuatu yang tak terelakkan. Banyak perusahaan yang kehilangan kepercayaan atau bahkan gulung tikar karena kurang mampu mengelola risiko usaha mereka. Untuk meminimalkan tingkat insiden dalam mencapai tujuan proyek, juga untuk menjawab regulasi dari pemerintah, setiap perusahaan memerlukan Sistem Manajemen Keselamatan dan Kesehatan Kerja (disingkat “SMK3”) yang komprehensif.


Kursus Manajemen Risiko

Kursus Manajemen Risiko dari ASRETEC dirancang untuk Anda yang bekerja di bidang konstruksi, termasuk pemimpin tim, pengawas, serta staf kesehatan dan keselamatan. Anda akan mengidentifikasi apa saja yang menjadi risiko dalam usaha Anda, memahami regulasi, membuat prosedur penanganan, serta melakukan pengendalian secara berkala.


Sekilas Tentang ASRETEC

ASRETEC telah menyediakan konsultasi, solusi, pelatihan, dan layanan seputar kesehatan dan keselamatan di tempat kerja. Sejak 2006, kami telah melayani lebih dari 1.000 klien di berbagai negara seperti Singapura, Malaysia, Cina, Qatar, Kenya, termasuk Indonesia dan Hong Kong baru-baru ini.

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