Did you know – All workers in the Child Care industry must be first Aid trained.
Both leading safety organisations including Kidsafe and Raising Children network continually educating parents and carers about injuries relating to children
“Unintentional injuries, not diseases, are the biggest cause of death in children aged 1-14 years in Australia. Most of these injuries can be prevented.” source
So this extends to Child Care Workplaces – You can not simply assume that all Child Care workers are also parents so they know the injuries that are common to children. They are trained in aspects of child safety and prevention is always a better strategy in preventing Injuries
Children’s first aid is very important. If you work in family daycare or early childhood education, it is part of the ACECQA requirements that everyone in the workplace is adequately trained.
Common injuries include
The most common causes of child injuries in Australia are:
- road accidents – for example, when children are pedestrians, cyclists or passengers in vehicles
- burns and scalds.
Other areas of concern relate to management of asthma and anaphylaxis incidents
Providing effective, lifesaving first aid interventions requires instruction and practical training. As with any training, it is more useful if training occurs before being confronted with a real-life situation, particularly in an education and care setting.
This course has been developed for educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies. It is delivered in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines.
During training you will gain the confidence and ability to recognise an emergency situation, identify hazards and make them safer, and provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.
You will also learn the importance of recognising the possible psychological impacts on self, other rescuers and children, talking with children about their emotions and responses to events and participating in debriefing with your supervisor.
This unit of competency will contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulation (2011).
This course has been approved by ACECQA and meets the requirements of “First Aid, Asthma & Anaphylaxis”.
Growth training Group works closely with Child Care Centres to ensure that the Educators and Support staff receive adequate training. Our enhanced learning delivery mode ensures consistency of material covered. As we partner with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.
Best practice is to have all your staff and support team trained at the highest standard and allowing for onsite training in addition to our assessment centres ensures that the staff receive the same level of training. Don’t send your staff to large training groups – ensure that you control the quality of training provided by having a dedicated team working with you and your team.