Some of our core team members recently learnt some vital skills enabling them to deal with an unconscious person; spot the signs and symptoms of a heart attack; recognize a cardiac arrest and perform CPR; and deal with choking or serious bleeding.
“Heartstart training was identified as a key target of our Health & Safety objectives and we were keen to give these essential life-saving skills to members of our team. These objectives are in turn part of our quest for continual improvement of our health and safety management system, stipulated by our recently granted OHSAS:18001 standard. Our Company policy states our responsibility to look after the health, safety and welfare of all our employees and anyone contracted to work on Kelvin TOP-SET premises or on our behalf,” said Rowan Dyer-Wilson (Personnel and Learning Manager).
As a result of the training and again meeting objectives Kelvin TOP-SET has now purchased an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) for the Irvine Office.
The Heartstart Course was supplied by former Kelvin TOP-SET Tutor, Ian Neal, on behalf of The British Heart Foundation. Heartstart is a BHF initiative, which teaches people what to do in a life-threatening emergency. For more information please visit www.bhf.org.uk.