Devon schools urged to learn life-saving lessons
Devon’s St John Ambulance is offering every county school the opportunity to improve their knowledge of life saving first aid.
The training arm of St John Ambulance has launched a new campaign offering 20 per cent off the price of a schools first aid training course in a bid to get more teachers and school staff equipped with the skills to cope in an emergency. Also every Devon school that books an on-site course for six or more staff will get a free Young first aider training pack so they can pass on life saving knowledge to their students.
The schools first aid training course focuses on emergency situations that are likely to occur in schools and covers first aid for adults and children. The Young first aider pack covers a variety of first aid scenarios including cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to deal with an unconscious casualty, choking, bleeding, shock and chest pains.
Judith Moore, a first aid trainer for St John Ambulance in the South West, said: ‘First aid and health and safety in schools is much more than just a legal requirement – it can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.
‘We know that accidents can happen when there are a large number of people in one location and it’s vital that staff have the skills they need at their fingertips to deal with an emergency.
‘But we also recognise that getting away from school can be an issue so our course is designed to be delivered in schools, for example during teacher training days.’
Training courses can be held in schools or staff can attend a course at any of St John Ambulance’s 33 training centres in the South West, including Barnstaple, Exeter, Paignton, Plymouth and Torquay.
For more information contact St John Ambulance on 0844 324 5535.