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Jun 2019

Australian Red Cross: Introducing the next generation of First Aid training

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Shaping the future of learning

Have you ever experienced one of your staff falling ill at work? What about one of your employees falling down a set of stairs? Who handles it? Who knows exactly what to do in the event of an injury or emergency in your organisation?

You don’t want to leave it to chance that your dedicated First Aid Officer just happens to be on duty at the exact moment tragedy strikes, having multiple team members trained and ready to help means that your staff and anyone else you have a duty of care for are always covered in an emergency. Low-frequency, high-risk accidents and emergencies happen every day around Australia, and learning appropriate emergency response techniques is an investment in time and money well spent.

While not every job or location is dangerous, every employer is responsible for the safety of their employees in the workplace. One of the most successful ways to meet both legal and moral obligations to employees is to deliver First Aid training.

Plus, the gains are twofold, for both the employer and the employee, including:

  • Faster response time during an emergency
  • Reduction in workplace accidents
  • A more positive workplace environment
  • Employees gain a practical skill they can utilise in their personal life


Leading the way in First Aid training

Kineo is proud to have partnered with the Australian Red Cross in developing the new and nationally recognised Provide first aid elearning course. Since 2012, both organisations have collaborated to deliver measurable learning impact that aims to prevent loss of life and relieve suffering until health professionals arrive in an emergency.

The launch of Provide first aid sets the new benchmark in First Aid training and will be the foundation for a range of new courses being developed this year.

This course will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and understanding of First Aid, which if paired with the practical course also available through the Australian Red Cross, will provide HLTAID003 accreditation.

  • Respond to an emergency situation
  • Apply appropriate first aid procedures
  • Communicate the details of the incident
  • Evaluate the incident and own performance


There are few greater benefits in the workplace, than to have regular First Aid training. While you may not be able to completely banish accidents from the workplace, you can effectively manage them when they happen. If your team is confident and trained, their reactions times will be better, their decision making will be less panicked, and their actions will focus on the solution, not the problem.

A well-trained team of employees who have accurate First Aid knowledge will be ready to react appropriately when an accident happens to provide relief, support and potentially save lives while waiting for professional medical support to arrive.

Don’t gamble with your safety, train your staff in First Aid to save money, and more importantly, save lives. To learn more about the Provide first aid course (HLTAID003), please visit this page.


Australian Red Cross First Aid & Mental Health

Australian Red Cross has achieved unparalleled outreach. When disaster strikes, or when a neighbour needs a helping hand, Red Cross is there, supported by almost 100 million volunteers in 186 countries. Australian Red Cross is a registered training organisation providing nationally recognised and accredited First Aid courses that comply with national, state and territory regulations. Provision of First Aid courses is one of the most central and important Red Cross activities, with the aim of preventing loss of life and relieving suffering until health professionals arrive in an emergency. They deliver first aid training to over 45,000 individuals each year in over 80 locations, for both occupational and private needs.



Shaping the future of learning

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