Organisation of the Year Award Finalists | Everyday Heroes



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.

High risk:

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 result.

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.

Low risk:

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 drivers.

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 all.

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Winners quote

'I hope their stories will inspire many others to volunteer, learn new skills, and be confident to help when it really matters.'

Rev Richard Coles 2019


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