A “First Aid at Work” course was recently held at Ashwell House as part of a Chapter led initiative to increase the number of First Aiders at Masonic Centres in Hertfordshire. The free one-day training session provides basic lifesaving first aid skills and knowledge of workplace health and safety regulations. Those who successfully completed the course receive an ‘Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate’ that is valid for three years.
The Provincial Grand Almoner Robert Gurney said, “First aid is a life skill that everyone should have, and we were delighted to be able to provide free places for our companions and centre staff to gain some valuable emergency first aid skills. We are especially grateful to Excellent Companion Paul Walker who provides commercial First Aid training nationwide, who is kindly delivering the training across the province completely free of charge”.
This course was very well supported and, as part of the training, attendees learnt how to operate the life saving defibrillator machines that are available at many of our masonic centres.
Director and Secretary of Ashwell House, Tom Johnston said “We would like to thank all of those who gave up their time to undertake the emergency first aid training course. It was a positive and productive day for all attendees who are better prepared to support anyone in need of emergency first aid”.
For more information about the First Aid Training initiative please contact the Provincial Grand Almoner via the following link: firstname.lastname@example.org