• Luke O'Connor

First Aid training to be introduced in schools

Updated: Apr 12, 2019

Today the government released draft legislation to ensure that all school age children learn first aid skills.

The draft legislation says primary school children will be taught basic first aid, such as dealing with head injuries and calling emergency services.

Secondary school children will learn life-saving skills such as CPR and the purpose of defibrillators.

We at LUPE Training feel that this is a great step forward as the more people who know first aid will dramatically increase the life chances of any casualty. The British Heart Foundation state that fewer than one in 10 people survive cardiac arrests suffered outside of hospital, with 10,000 people in the UK dying each year as a result.

Survival rates in countries that teach first aid in school are up to three times higher.

For the full story please follow the link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-44883708

Should you wish to gain more information on how we can support you or your school with First Aid Training please contact us.

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