Local Engaged Contractors (LEC) who are working for the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF)-Australian Federal Police (AFP) Policing Partnership Program (RAPPP) completed a two-day ‘First Aid Workplace Awareness Workshop’ recently.
Ten (10) LECs who are engaged in various work in the RAPPP operations were presented with completion certificates on Monday 23.
RAPPP Commander, Paul Osborne, presented the certificates and witnessed by AFP trainers and RAPPP members.
The training is an important training for LECs as it covered important first aid safety procedures when dealing with accidents. These new skills and knowledge participating LECs are now equipped with are not only important to their safety in the workplace but in their own homes and communities.
“The training has equipped us with new and important skills and knowledge in first aid. Some of us have no idea about such lifesaving skills and knowledge.
We are grateful that AFP, through RAPPP, gave us the opportunity to be able to learn about this. We are confident, we will be able to apply what we have learned,” Melden Hall, a participant of the training, said.
Another LEC participant said he witnessed accidents that were not being properly handled due to the lack of skills and knowledge in first aid which ended up fatal.
The training covered initial response to a child or adult who involved in an accident, procedures that can be performed while waiting for expert help and procedures that can be taken once no expert help is available.
Among other things, the training cover assessing of danger, response, assessing of breathing, compression, CPR.
Commander Osborne said RAPPP has many LECs who are a very important part of the team and providing workplace awareness training and professional development helps strengthen the RAPPP’s work with the RSIPF.