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First aid partner

The British Red Cross has signed a partnership agreement with the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA). The new agreement will initially see the Red Cross provide ECA members with certified first aid training at preferential rates.

The courses include ‘First Aid at Work’, ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ and ‘First Aid at Work Re-qualification’ courses. Those completing any of the courses will receive a recognised certificate from the Red Cross, which is valid for three years.

ECA Director of Business Services Paul Reeve said: “In many situations, contractors must provide, or check they have access to, first-aid cover by law – but even when it’s optional, first-aid knowledge can be vital at work. This partnership with the British Red Cross will help ensure ECA members have access to high-quality first-aid training programmes – helping to ensure the safety of employees and others, and providing excellent value.”

National Sales Manager for Red Cross Training, David Simpson said: “In potentially high hazard environments that electrical contractors operate in first aiders are the initial line of treatment for workers who suffer from a sudden illness or accident at work. First aid training can and does save lives and we know that face to face delivery is one of the most effective ways to learn these skills.”


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