Owing to the nature of its operations, the matter of emergency rescue training has been mandated for numerous businesses and industries. There will be many other smaller to medium-sized commercial entities that remain exempt from this requirement. But who is to say that, over time, and sooner rather than later, many of these businesses would not have grown to such an extent that mandatory rescue training would be required?
State and federal bureaucracies being what they are, how long will it take before health and risk management inspectors arrive to confirm that mandatory emergency rescue training will be required for this here business. For the sake of your own business, for the welfare of your staff and mostly for the benefit of your customers, do not wait to receive that summons. Rather, volunteer yourself for technical rescue training.
And by ‘yourself’ is meant that you will probably want to select a group of capable and trustworthy employees who could do well as designated emergency rescue marshals. Understandably, time remains of the essence. The concern is the loss of production time whilst staff are away for their training. Ideally training requires a physical presence. But the agencies that provide businesses with their obligatory or voluntary training have gone out on a limb to be as accommodative as possible.
In the event that staff cannot be away for too long, there is always online training. Staff can remain at their desks or close to their workstations and attend an online live or recorded training workshop. By the time the training has been completed, both you and your staff will be receiving certificates of attendance and achievement. You will have passed muster and may be deemed to be equipped to attend to an emergency rescue incident should it ever materialize.