Staff at FC Cartons, including owners David and Debra Woodyatt, completed a first aid course aimed at teaching people life-saving CPR, run by Russ Smith from Learning First Aid.
Russ is a retired Paramedic with 32 years experience and is now the medical manager for Nottingham Forest, as well as a “FA Tutor” for the England Football Association. Russ gave a presentation on basic first aid, how to spot someone having a stroke, what to do when someone is having a heart attack and demonstrated the correct CPR method on a dummy before instructing members of staff.
MD of FC Cartons, David Woodyatt comments:
“I saw the Vinnie Jones advert where he gives chest compressions to the rhythm of ‘Stayin Alive’ and thought it was a great light-hearted ad, but about a very serious subject. I wanted to make sure that all the staff at FC Cartons are properly trained in first aid, so that they have the confidence to deal with any accidents in the work place or elsewhere, and potentially save a life.”
Liam Finch (Chunk) and Dan Hawley also completed their three day First Aid at Work Refresher course, and all staff participating in the CPR course received a certificate.
Russ said of the training day: ‘It was very warming to know that your staff took onboard a positive attitude towards the small session they undertook. You are never too young or too old to learn a few basic life skills that at anytime could save the life of another person, be that a work colleague, a total stranger or a loved one.’
Feedback from Castle Donington Community First Aid Responders
Dear Debra, Thank you very much for your kind & thoughtful comments. We are delighted to know that your company has trained their staff in CPR, which can make all the difference in a life-threatening situation. As you probably know, the Community Public Access Defibrillator (cPAD) in Borough Street has been funded entirely by public donations. So positive has been the response to our fund raising campaign that we are well on the way to a second one which will be sited elsewhere in the local community. We are offering short presentations to raise awareness of the cPAD & instil confidence in it’s use to anyone who wishes to know more. l would be more than happy to visit your company to give a presentation and answer questions if you wish. Although anyone can use a cPAD it is always good to know a little more about it and how simple it is to use and the huge difference it can make. If l can help in any way please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Kind Regards Jan Beard Coordinator Castle Donington Community First Aid Responder