The type of training events volunteers need depends largely on the nature of the event, as well as the duties the volunteer will be undertaking. However, there are a few basic types of training that volunteers at all kinds of events can benefit from.
• First aid training. The skills and knowledge you gain from going on a first aid training course can be used in a wide range of everyday situations. They can be especially useful during events attended by members of the public. If a medical emergency happens and you are the only one around, you will need to have first aid skills to handle it and potentially save a life.
• Health and safety training. It is a good idea for all event volunteers to have a knowledge of key health and safety issues. A basic health and safety training course can help volunteers to spot hazards and risks and take steps to remove them before anyone gets hurt.
• Fire safety training. Not all volunteers need this training, but it is crucial for the event’s dedicated team of fire marshals to take a fire safety awareness training course.