Recycling Lives' trainees help car crash victims

Two Recycling Lives’ trainees came to the rescue at the scene of a car crash.

The ‘graduates’ of a Recycling Lives-led First Aid course put their skills to use when they came across a road traffic accident on their way to work.

Lee Francis and Michael White didn’t hesitate to stop when they witnessed a two-car collision while driving in Derbyshire on Thursday morning.

Michael tended to the male driver of the Land Rover, who had sustained a head injury, and his passenger, who was trapped in the vehicle. Lee helped the female driver of the Citroen who was badly shaken by the incident.

Police, fire crews and paramedics were also on scene.

Michael said: “We stopped because of our Frist Aid training so knew we could help. We had a duty of care to these people.”

The pair, who work for AP Broome Landscapes Ltd, undertook the three-day training with Recycling Lives last year, learning a range of safety skills including First Aid. Recycling Lives offers a range of training courses both internally and to external businesses.

The organisation’s training manager, Clinton Williams, said: “It’s great to know the skills these lads learned with us have been put to good use and meant they could support a number of people in need.

“The training we deliver isn’t just for use on-site but is applicable in everyday life too. Only last year, an employee of Recycling Lives went to the aid of a cyclist who’d been hit by a vehicle, having had the same First Aid training. I’m really proud that our training graduates use these skills to help others.”