| YOU ARE VIEWING ARTICLE - ID:20130911015 |
|Title:||Taxi Drivers Learn First Aid Skills|
|ID & Publication:||20130911015 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Community News |
Taxi drivers from across the borough are being offered first aid training by Doncaster Council.
The training will ensure that the town will have a team of mobile first aiders equipped to take charge of situations and deal with casualties in a confident and professional manner.
Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: ‘Taxi drivers spend their working lives travelling Doncaster’s roads and most of the time they take passengers from A to B without incident. There are times however when passengers can be taken ill or when the taxi is the first on the scene of an accident. This training will prove invaluable to the drivers and will give them an Emergency First Aid at Work qualification.’
Councillor Pat Knight, Cabinet Member for Public Health, said: ‘Basic first aid saves lives and doing the correct things at the scene of an accident before emergency services arrive can be critical. Everyone should learn basic first aid techniques as you never know when you might need them.’
Taxi driver Aitaman Gurung said: ‘The training was very useful and has given me the confidence to get involved and help as much as I can if I come across an incident when I’m out driving.’
The training is being offered to Doncaster licensed taxi drivers at only £10 each. Any drivers wishing to book a place should ring 01302 737549, quoting their badge number.
This is the first phase of a programme to get more first aiders on to the streets of Doncaster. The second phase, starting shortly, will see door staff receiving the training to help make a night out in Doncaster even safer.
Hover over each picture for a description, or click to load larger image.
| Search Villager Archives for similar articles||[Top..]|