First Aid Training is an important part of our syllabus and is mandatory for all our staff and cadets. It is partly for being a responsible organisation in equipping our personnel with vital skills and knowledge to be good citizens, but equally the need to equip people with skills that can be used when things go wrong.
All cadets and staff are required to undertake First Aid Training as part of their ongoing development. All new starters undertake the British Heart Foundations Heart Start award, a 2 hour introduction into Emergency Life Support. Within 18 months all cadets undertake the St John Ambulance Youth First Aid course, similar to those undertaken by their adult counterparts.
First Aid Training is an essential skill and works towards the aim of providing skills of good citizenship and given the nature of the activities we undertake, it is essential that all our staff and cadets have the vital skills to deal with an emergency.
Adult Staff are also given the chance to improve their skills by undertaking the St John Activity First Aid Course, a 16 intensive First Aid course, which is equivalent to the First Aid at Work Course. There is no cost to staff for this course and covers us for all the activities we undertake and can be used by your employer.