Prepare for Allergy Awareness Week with our Anaphylaxis Awareness course
The 22nd April marks the start of Allergy Awareness Week and this is the ideal time to encourage staff to voice any allergies they may have in order to decrease exposure in the workplace. Where serious allergies are present we offer a comprehensive Anaphylaxis Awareness course for the workplace. Receiving this training would give anyone who finds themselves with an allergy emergency the confidence to deal with the situation effectively – possibly even saving a life.
Allergies can strike at any time and for the 21 million allergy sufferers in the UK, these could prove fatal. Whether at home, at work or out socialising, there is a constant risk of exposure for those with allergies. Recent estimates show that 1 in 3 people in the UK have at least 1 allergy, and 1 in 6 suffer from more than one allergy.
Allergies range from the common – hayfever or seasonal allergic rhinitis is the most widespread allergy in the UK to the more serious – some allergies such as those to peanuts or shellfish can result in death. It is vital that allergy sufferers have quick access to good First Aid which can make the difference between a life lost and a life saved.
Stewart Simpson, Training Manager for St Andrew’s First Aid Training and Supplies ltd said, “Our Treating Allergies course offers an introduction to what anaphylaxis is and its causes as well as information on recognising the symptoms and signs. Crucially we will also provide training on precautionary measures which can be taken to lower the risk of anaphylaxis. To prepare attendees for the worst case scenario they will be trained in the visual protocol and how to perform baby, child and adult CPR as well as how to put someone into the recovery position.”
These are essential skills in any workplace, particularly one where there is an allergy sufferer. Having the knowledge to provide First Aid to someone suffering from anaphylaxis could well save a life.
So, to send out a positive message to those with allergies in your workplace, St Andrew’s First Aid Training and Supplies Ltd urges you to attend our Anaphylaxis Awareness training course. Make sure you find out what allergies your staff suffer from so that you can adequately support them.
You can book an Anaphylaxis training course here
You can also find our guide to the signs and symptoms of Anaphylaxis here.