Businesses in Paignton that want to safeguard the health and well-being of their staff are being urged to take advantage of a St John Ambulance training centre on their doorstep – and help support the work of the charity in the town.
In the first six months of this year, the centre in Totnes Road has already helped more than 100 people learn life saving first aid skills.
The most popular courses at the Devon centre are the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) accredited Emergency First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work and Requalification courses.
The charity’s training division also runs a Paediatric First Aid course at Paignton, which is aimed at people who work with children such as nursery nurses, teachers and childminders.
Richard Clark, Business Development Manager for St John Ambulance in the South West, said: “Many businesses aren’t aware that they have this fantastic facility on their doorstep in Paignton. But what makes a St John Ambulance course different is that the profits from our commercial courses are ploughed back into supporting the work we do in the local community.”
The money raised through St John Ambulance’s commercial training courses supports the charitable activities of the organisation.
As well as providing medical cover at many events in the Devon calendar, the charity also runs a free Carers Support Programme that trains people in first aid and other health and safety issues.
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