In house First Aid course proves major success

The three day course, sat at Recycling Lives Recycling Park, in Longridge taught six Recycling Lives staff members and Residents key life saving skills including: Acting safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency, CPR, Treating an unconscious casualty, Wounds and bleeding, Fractures, Sprains and Strains, Spinal Injuries and much more.

The six students including Recycling Lives Health and Safety Manager Tom Carysforth-Nadin, Nick Chadwick, Neil Gabbot, Stuart Simon (aka Biff), Mark Harrison and Resident Mick Barrowclough all passed the course which had an external examiner.

Recycling Lives Training Manager Robert Jackson said: “All six people who took part in the first ever in-house Recycling Lives First Aid course now have transferable practical skills that could help save lives. All the participants also achieved a nationally recognised qualification in first aid.

“We are now hoping to offer the course to more Recycling Lives employees as well as to the wider community who could all really benefit.

“Running the course in-house has enabled us to pass on more life saving skills to our employees.”