Remote and regional locations often experience challenges with supply and delivery due to distances from the bigger metropolitan areas. This often results in transport and logistical delays which can impact small businesses and site. So when the Work Instruction was created to source first aid training on site, Local Buying Program supplier Essential First Aid Training was quick to respond.
Essential First Aid Training is an experienced local provider delivering training services when required by site and usually within a quick turnaround. They offer a variety of training requirements locally, including First Aid (Advanced, Remote, Oxygen Therapy) LVR, CPR, Mental Health First Aid.
The Local Buying Program has provided site an opportunity to engage with services locally which is reducing time taken off work and reducing the risks and costs associated with travel. Having training services available locally ensures the local work force and general population have access to varied training opportunities right where they live and work.
This small, local business has extended their capabilities, and can now offer 4WD training and apprentice on-boarding first aid training. Participating in the Big Thanks reward voucher initiative has also provided an additional income stream for the supplier, and created another avenue to engage with BHP outside of mining related goods and services.