Streets ahead for first aid

First aid training

St John Ambulance has featured on the popular ITV soap opera Coronation Street.

First aid at work

Longstanding character Janice Battersby wants to become a nurse, so her boss has suggested she becomes her workplace's first aider by enrolling on a St John Ambulance course. The ninth edition of the First aid manual was also featured in the episode, screened on Monday March 2. The award-winning soap has an audience of around ten million.

There are other benefits of first aid training, it develops confidence, community spirit and could even lead to a new career, as Janice's story shows

Peter Savage
Managing Director, St John Ambulance
Peter Savage, Managing Director responsible for commercial training at St John Ambulance, said: 'We're really pleased that our first aid courses have been recommended in such a popular programme. First aid saves lives and St John Ambulance provides a wide range of courses to equip everyone with these essential skills.

'We're a leading provider of workplace first aid training, but also train thousands of members of the public through our flexible, affordable community first aid courses. There are other benefits of first aid training too - it develops confidence, community spirit and could even lead to a new career, as Janice's story shows.'

First aid for everyone

Janice will be learning first aid to fulfil her employer's legal obligation to provide a trained first aider - but everyone could benefit from a St John Ambulance course. Families can learn together with Family first aid, and even three hours to spare can equip someone with basic first aid skills. Young people can learn first aid in school with the Young first aider scheme.