British Red Cross First Aid Training is offering businesses across the UK a unique training opportunity aimed at giving all employees the chance to learn essential, life saving skills.
The British Safety Council recently reported that as many as 62% of workers had received little or no health and safety training, with 51% of employers not even offering their workers the chance to train in this vital area.
Concerned by the figures released by the British Safety Council, the Red Cross has responded with a unique training offer aimed at addressing this skills void. Businesses throughout the UK will be offered the opportunity to "buy" a Red Cross first aid expert for the day, enabling up to three basic skills sessions to be taught in the convenience of their own office.
The Save a Life sessions will allow up to 36 members of staff to receive tuition in essential skills such as the Recovery Position and CPR, and learn how to recognise the symptoms of every day killers such as heart attacks and strokes. Holding these sessions in house will not only put employees at ease by providing familiar surroundings but will significantly reduce the burden that would be placed on the business by allowing such a large number of staff time off to attend external training sessions.
Leading first aid training provider, the Red Cross, believes that by providing employees with life saving skills businesses are not only providing a safer place of work but are also investing in their local community. Corporate Social Responsibility has been a rising priority for a number of years, and evidence of a good CSR agenda can often help companies achieve competitive advantage in attracting investors and winning tenders.
Knowing what to do in an emergency situation could make all the difference to a person's recovery and the skills learnt on the Save a Life course could prove invaluable both at work and at home.
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Contact number: 0161 888 8952
Notes to editors
Save a Life is a 2 hour basic skills course. This does not replace the employer's responsibility to train a first aider where legislation deems it necessary.
British Red Cross Trainers are available on selected dates and locations across the UK. Full day charge will be £250. This allows for up to 3 Save a Life courses of 12 delegates to be taught.
More information on dates and courses can be obtained by calling 0844 871 8000.
The British Red Cross First Aid Training iBrochure is available at: http://redcross.trainingcourses.ibrochures.co.uk/
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.
We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.