I was surprised to get the feed back I got on this issue. It shows that there are many of the same mind who are concerned about the lack of available help. My thought was to take some of the basics and do half an hour a day or a week at work and pass on what has stayed with me for the past thirty years. Which is more important, to be qualified by a certificate or be able to help someone in the immediacy of a situation? The problem with training all staff for certification, especially for a small company, is the cost of the courses and the downtime from income-producing work to cover costs. My thinking is that most first-aid courses are knowledge based and are available for free online. I am sure that there is a way to equip any and all with most of the basics for dealing with emergencies. I’m surrounded by people in their own workshops and businesses who have no training and are a long way from any emergency services. I think something needs a nudge in the right direction don’t you?