Risk, Health and Safety
Ensuring that all individuals whether students, staff or visitors are safe while they are within College premises is one of the major objectives of the College Risk Health and Safety (RHS) committee.
Ensuring students and staff who have the relevant knowledge in first aid makes a great difference in the general safety as any emergency that may occur can be appropriately handled immediately. Providing staff and students with first aid training is a great initiative and with this objective, the RHS committee organized a first aid responder certification training for all department/unit first aid responders last 08 February 2018 at the Multipurpose Hall (MPH) of the Applied Sciences-Pharmacy Building from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 pm. The certification training was conducted by Mr. Sarath Nair, a Sustainability & Safety professional, of J.D. Institute of Health and Safety.
The training provided the necessary first aid responder skills in rendering responders to recognize significant medical and emergency situations, and offer the vital assistance until the emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Mr. Sarath Nair explained the importance ofgolden hour which is primarily being calm and confident, to ensure the person with an injury or medical emergency gets the best possible care during the 'golden hour' after an accident or injury. The session was very interactive and the trainer explained how quick and appropriate actions will have a huge impact on the outcome of any emergency situation.
The training was organized by the college RHS Committee chaired by Dr. Khalid Al-Abri in connection with celebrating February 2018 as the RHS month.
Photo-credit: Ulysses Andres