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Safety Champions March 2017 - Rob Davies and Amelia Sanders, David Wilson Library
Safety Services Newsletter March 2017

University First Aider saves life just three weeks after training

Jodie Hannis, from the Attenborough Arts Centre, qualified as a first Aider for the University in November 2016. The course was facilitated by the University, and run by Rick Moughton from Just Training.  Just three weeks after completing the course, Jodie found her skills were required at a conference, when a speaker collapsed in front of her due to a cardiac arrest.  Along with two other first aiders, Jodie performed CPR and used a defibrillator, and together they managed to save the speaker’s life.  Thanks to the Jodie’s quick thinking and effective actions, the person is now making a full recovery.

Speaking about the incident, Jodie said “It was absolutely incredible – I couldn’t believe I had to put the training to use so quickly! The excellent training ensured I knew what I was doing and that the help I could offer was effective.”

Mike Haynes-Coote, Director of Safety Services at the University, said “However unlikely you think it is when you undertake training, it is this sort of story that proves that first aid training can, and does, save lives.  We are very proud of Jodie and her actions.” 

Details of the University First Aid policy and procedure can be found at http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/safety-services/first-aid/documents/first-aid-policy . This details the number and spread of first aiders across the University campus, and includes details of community use defibrillators which are located at various points across campus.  If you would like to be trained as a first aider, contact your Departmental Safety Officer in the first instance, and they will be able to give you further information.

New research from the Department of Criminology

Some drivers are unaware of the serious consequences of failing to stop after an accident

New Inspections webpages

We have launched a new inspections area on our website providing some guidance, templates that can be used to aid inspections and some useful resources. This coincides with the release of the January-June 2017 inspection programme.

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