‘Save a Life September’ Awareness
As part of the St John Ambulance’s ‘Save a Life September’ campaign, demonstrations are being held across the country to teach the nation basic first aid skills. It is the second year of the charity’s first aid awareness month, which aims to equip people with first aid knowledge that can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.
According to St John Ambulance, up to 140,000 people a year die in situations where first aid could have saved them. This is why here at Health and Safety Training Limited we believe it’s of vital importance that people are armed with the correct first aid information that can prepare them in emergency situations.
The charity is holding several roadshows throughout the North East of England, in which the public will actively learn how to save a life using five simple techniques and will receive a free pocket-sized first aid guide to keep on them in case of an emergency. This nationwide training scheme gives everyone the opportunity to learn the first aid skills that can then be applied to real-life emergency situations.
On the back of the hugely successful British Heart Foundation ‘Hands-only CPR’ campaign featuring Vinnie Jones, the importance of providing first aid knowledge in a straightforward and memorable way is prominent now more than ever. This is why the most notable appeal of the St John Ambulance demonstrations is their accessibility. The uncomplicated and hands-on training method means the public will be provided with all the essential information in an easy to remember way. It also gives them a taster if they wish to further their skills and try a more intensive course. In terms of location convenience, no booking is needed to attend these first aid roadshows which are dotted all over the North East of England in areas such as Newcastle Upon Tyne, Middlesborough and Blyth.
Completing first aid training is just as much of a necessity for businesses as it is for personal development. At Health and Safety Training Limited we work with NUCO, the UK’s leading independent company in First Aid training, to offer courses to businesses in the North East of England area. We ensure selected candidates are properly educated so they achieve the required standards as directed by the Health and Safety Executive and can carry out first aid duties correctly and efficiently.
We provide several services under the umbrella of first aid training. The programmes available comprise of an intensive and comprehensive three day First Aid at Work course, and the more compact one day Emergency First Aid course. We also offer First Aid at Work training to ensure everyone present on site is fully cared for in the event of an accident or medical emergency. This is a three day course which can also be followed up with a two day refresher to maintain employees’ knowledge of first aid and confidence in their abilities.
Our courses require candidates to participate in theory lessons, as well as proactively taking part in practical demonstrations and exercises. We use power point presentations and safety DVDs to ensure all topics such as resuscitation, control of bleeding and CPR are appropriately covered. So give us a call today on 0191 6440 332 for further information about our range of courses for businesses in the North East of England region.
Details about the St John Ambulance roadshows, as well as information about the first aid techniques and guidebook can be found on the St John Ambulance website: www.sja.org.uk.Top 5 Uses for a Cherry Picker National Fork Lift Safety Week 2013