We don’t challenge you to learn first aid; we challenge you not to!
Earlier this year the British Red Cross asked over 4,000 people who book or have completed a first aid at work course what motivated them to learn life saving skills and how they felt about it afterwards.
We were really pleased when the results of our Big Red Survey came in – more than 85 per cent of the people we asked said that they now feel happy about the fact that they can help people, with almost 40 per cent saying they feel generally more confident in themselves. But this got us thinking, if you can do something that makes you feel good, improves your self-esteem and means you can help colleagues, friends or family – why wouldn’t you learn first aid?
So we’re throwing down the gauntlet. Join our debate – tell us what you think about the need for first aid training in the workplace and, if you are up to the challenge, find a reason why you don’t think these skills are important to you and your business. We’re so sure that we will be able to change your mind that we may even invite you along to try one of our courses for free so that you can see for yourself.
Sound too good to be true? Well, there are only a limited number of courses available, so you will have to be really compelling in persuading us that you don’t think first aid skills are for you. Also, we’ll ask you at the end of the course if you have been convinced about the benefit of having first aid skills and if you would now be willing to pay for the training you have just received.
Why would we ask you to pay?
The Red Cross helps over a million people a year by providing services like care in the home, medical loans and emergency response. The money that we raise through training people on first aid at work courses helps to fund these projects so that nobody is refused help in a crisis.
Post your comments below to join our debate.