If someone is injured at work through having an accident there can be heavy personal losses experienced by the
employee and losses incurred by the employer.
Many of the costs of an accident are hidden and can also be far-reaching. Costs can be insured and un-insured and
research shows that the un-insured costs of an accident can be eight to thirty-six times greater than the insured costs.
Having first-aiders may not stop an accident from happening but being able to give immediate medical attention
prior to the emergency medical services arriving may help to minimise or even totally mitigate the insured and
un-insured costs of the accident.