On Nairobi, 25 April 2020 – Companies from across the country are set to participate in a first aid contest
ahead of the world safety day.
The exercise is organized by St John Ambulance in partnership with Directorate of Occupational Safety and Health Services (DOSHS) to test readiness of workplace first responders in giving emergency treatment.
Some of the skills tested include checking for dangers at an emergency scene, first aid treatments and
use of bystanders. Areas of improvement are identified to allow for enhancement and disaster
Winners of the competition will be awarded with trophies and assorted gifts.
Over the years, employees have not been helpful during emergencies due to lack of preparedness to
If workers are not prepared, conditions of their injured co-workers may worsen before an ambulance
arrives and injuries can become far more unbearable, which leads to greater medical costs and lost
By making such a minimal investment in keeping employees safe and well-equipped with first aid skills,
companies could net big returns, along with a competitive advantage.
Moreover, it’s the law. The occupational safety and health laws in Kenya requires companies to provide
first aid training to employees. Other requirements are installation of first aid and firefighting tools, as
well as conducting of annual fire drills.
First aid competition is acted like a real crisis, with dummy casualties, to help new First Aiders learn
how to cope with high pressure and quick decision making which is often required during emergencies.
Meals are given to all participants during the competition.
The event culminates with the National Annual Occupational Safety and Health Awards on 28th April. Check out the application details here : Corporate Safety Challenge 2020 Regulations and Registration Form
Click here for additional download from the DOSHS website. https://labour.go.ke/downloads/
Your organisation may also call us directly on 0721611555 to participate!