Shire staff upskill with St John

Published on Friday, 12 November 2021 at 8:21:35 AM

Caption: Aquatic and Recreation Coordinator, Jessie Lemusu undergoing first aid training course.

Shire of Coolgardie staff gained valuable life saving skills recently and earnt a Certification in HLTAID011 to provide first aid.

The first aid course aims to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to provide first aid response and life support until qualified emergency help arrives at the scene.

The course covers topics such as recognizing and assessing emergency situations, ensuring safety for self, bystanders, and casualty, performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), operating first aid equipment according to manufacturers’ instructions plus a range of subject matter relating to first aid.

The class comprised of Parks and Gardens staff members and also staff that regularly interacted with the community in various settings such as recreation and aquatic facilities.

Aquatic and Recreation Coordinator, Jessie Lemusu said the course provided valuable life-saving skills and recommends others to take up the training.

The First Aid Course was amazing, there is so much information that you wouldn’t know and that could potentially help people at risk or even save someone’s life,” said Mrs Lemusu.

“It’s a course everyone should be doing as a bare minimum especially in a workplace that is remote and rural like Kambalda and Coolgardie. It provides basic life skills and training in emergencies which those skills can be utilised on a daily basis.”

Safety is a priority for the Shire of Coolgardie and by providing first aid training, the Shire can empower staff to be confident and prepared in the event of an emergency. 

Recreation and Aquatic Facilities, Manager Kathy Brooking said the community can rely on the Shire of Coolgardie staff to provide appropriate help in emergency situations.

 “Staff that engage with public, the community can be confident that if the need arises where we have an incident or someone who requires assistance that my staff are trained to cope and deal with these types of emergency situations,” said Mrs Brooking.

“Staff having the same knowledge and skill sets provides a quicker calm action when need arises.”

The course is held for staff every three years with the resuscitation component an annual requirement.


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