Organisation of the Year Award for First
Aid Excellence 2017
The Organisation of the Year Award for
First Aid Excellence is an organisation that demonstrates an
outstanding level of investment in first aid awareness, equipment
and training of staff.
Severn Trent Water
Severn Trent has worked with St John Ambulance to develop
bespoke courses for its staff. There are defibrillators at many of
its sites. An interactive stand at company open days gives staff
the chance to gain first aid skills and knowledge - and they have
assisted members of the public and emergency services as a
Army Cadet Force Association
The Army Cadet Force Association plays a major role in
delivering first aid training to the community. Established as a
Special Centre of St John Ambulance in 1960, it has actively
promoted fist aid training to over three million young people.
Between March 2016 and March 2017 at least 22,875 cadets completed
modules of first aid training.
Barratt Developments Plc - WINNER
House building company Barratt Developments has first aid
trained personnel on each of its developments across the UK -
including 2,486 direct employees first aiders. There are over 400
defibrillators across all its sites and offices. Going above and
beyond its legal obligations, the company refreshes all its first
aid training every year.
Civica UK Ltd
Civica UK has invested heavily in developing skills for first
aiders across all its UK offices. The company has been
training with St John Ambulance since 2008. In 2015, they
introduced 18 defibrillators across 11 of their offices. First
aiders and other staff have been offered in-house courses so they
can learn the skills to use them.
Accenture provides first aid support in over 48 offices to over
13,000 employees, contractors and visitors. All Accenture first
aiders do a three day First Aid at Work training course as
standard. They are offered annual refresher courses and trained to
use defibrillators. The company makes sure the staff at its
security and customer service providers are also first aid trained
– ensuring there’s 24 hour first aid cover in its main offices.
Lucton School - WINNER
First aid is a compulsory part of school life at Lucton School
in Herefordshire, with all 12 to 13 year olds getting basic
emergency first aid training. Pupils in year 10 take the St John
Ambulance Youth First Aid course and participate in realistic first
aid scenarios. Nine out of 10 staff at the school are trained in
first aid, including teachers, support staff and minibus
David Lloyd Clubs
David Lloyd runs over 90 health, racquets and fitness clubs in
the UK and Europe. The organisation’s commitment to first aid
includes a dedicated in-house training team that delivers the most
up to date, relevant training to its staff, so they are prepared
for any emergency. Last year, trained team members provided first
aid over 8,000 times. They have a dedicated defibrillator training
programme, which has led to over 100 lives being saved.
John F Kennedy School
When a 15-year-old pupil collapsed in the playground and stopped
breathing, thankfully two teachers were able to give life saving
CPR – having previously attended St John Ambulance training.
Following the incident, which many pupils had witnessed, the school
decided that all pupils should receive CPR training. The school
goes above and beyond guidelines offering first aid training to