We are pleased to announce that our Simply Waste Academy has made headway with a new company prime objective. We have started delivering in-house Level 3 Emergency First Aid at work courses to all frontline staff and operatives.
A first aid award does not qualify someone to be a medical practitioner but can give people the knowledge and confidence to offer aid until someone more qualified can be in attendance.
St Johns Ambulance reported that 150,000 people could be dying unnecessarily every year due to a lack of first aid knowledge. 59% of people wouldn’t feel confident trying to save a life if they needed too and 24% would do nothing if they saw somebody struggling and would either wait for an ambulance to arrive or hope that a passer-by knew first aid.
With so many people dying because they didn’t receive life-saving first aid treatment in time, we are confident that what we’re doing could be of great service to the wider community and should be something other companies should consider following our lead.
We want to give our office and frontline employees the skills and confidence to offer potentially life-saving first aid if the situation arises. Our investment in this ongoing training further shows our dedication to up-skilling our workforce and hopefully will set a president for other organisations to follow.