Boost for first aid training

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first aid training support in Dundee, Tayside and Angus has received a boost with the appointment of new training manager Gaynor Stevenson for St Andrew’s First Aid.

The charity has employed Gaynor who will be responsible for promoting first aid training and equipment to businesses. She will also be working to encourage businesses in the area to become first aid aware.

All profits from the training will support the wider aims of St Andrew’s First Aid, to increase Scotland’s first aid skills and save lives.

St Andrew’s First Aid volunteers are a vital service, providing assistance at dozens of local events throughout the year. Around 150 volunteers in the Dundee and Angus region help at football matches, music events and community gatherings.

Managing director of the Commercial Division Mary McLuskey said: “This is the first time we have a dedicated person to promote first aid training to businesses in the Dundee area. We are looking forward to helping more businesses, big and small, become first aid aware.

“We believe companies should view first aid training as part of their commitment to corporate social responsibility and community resilience. After all, what can be more socially responsible than helping to save a life?”

There were 10,135 reported injuries to employees in Scotland last year and 2.1 million working days were lost due to work related injury and ill-health. Recent research has shown that four in five businesses admit shortcomings in their first aid training and cover. For more information visit www.firstaid.org.uk