Everyday Heroes Award

Organisation of the Year Award for First Aid Excellence 2016

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.

The Army Cadet Force Association

The Army Cadet Force Association supported delivery of completed modules of first aid training to 29,528 cadets by 4,325 qualified instructors in 2015. Some 20,000 first aid trained cadets are playing an active role in communities, annually making a huge impact on delivery of first aid training.

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo provides first aid every day for zoo employees and more than 1.6 million visitors a year. There are five defibrillators and over 127 staff trained to use this life saving equipment. In 2015, the team attended over 850 incidents to members of the public, ranging from minor grazes and bumps to more serious incidents. These have included possible heart attacks, strokes, seizures, pregnancy problems and cardiac arrest.

Cambridge Assesment

Exam board management organisation Cambridge Assessment maintains a high level of first aid cover with rigorous training and investment in its first aiders and first aid facilities. Within its UK operations it fully exceeds the legal minimum requirements and its aim this year is to ensure this level is obtained across international sites. Employing 2,200 in the UK, it is covered by 33 office-based fully trained first aiders, plus 22 members of the facilities team who are trained as either full first aiders or emergency first aiders.

Certas Energy Ltd

Certas Energy UK Ltd, employs 2,470 staff based across the UK from the Scottish Islands to the Channel Islands. There are 208 first aiders in the organisation, 175 trained in emergency first aid at work and 33 in first aid at work. At head office, Certas Energy has a defibrillator installed and 10 people who are trained to use the device, undertaking drills in the office to ensure they are ready for any incident.

Transport for Greater Manchester

Every year approximately 270 million journeys are made by public transport across Greater Manchester. Providing a high-quality service is essential and the safety of passengers is absolutely vital. To ensure this is the case TfGM has invested in first aid training for 73% of frontline staff. TfGM’s investment in first aid far exceeds its legal requirement, but the benefits to both employees and customers alike means its commitment to this type of training remains stronger than ever, with a target of 100% being set for the coming year.