Be ready to help in a medical emergency

Implemented as part of Sue’s Safety Challenge during the Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project 2019-2020


What: Restart a Heart Day

Whose idea? Claire Saunders, Education Officer

Why? One of our trained first aiders, Claire recently found herself on the scene when a person in the street needed medical help. Her training kicked in and she immediately did what was needed until the emergency services arrived. Afterwards, her first comments to the rest of us were about how important it is to know what to do to help: we’ve all seen first aid on television, but how many of us really know what to do in an emergency?

Implemented? Yes. We are ensuring that help is at hand by reminding all our staff of their First Aid Training and spreading awareness of the basics of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

On Wednesday, 16th October, 2019, we will be taking part in Restart a Heart Day, as will the lead contractor for the Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project, FM Conway. Posters have been put up around St Andrew’s House and the site offices, which remind everyone of the key steps to effective CPR and everyone is being encouraged to watch a short training video to refresh their knowledge.

This may seem like a small thing, but such knowledge could make all the difference before the first aiders and emergency services arrive at the scene.

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