Emmaus staff benefit from first aid training at Shoreham Port

Charity staff were given the opportunity to develop their skills and join in with first aid courses alongside staff at Shoreham Port.

Saturday, 6th October 2018, 4:12 pm
Staff learned basic CPR as part of the first aid at work training

Spare spaces on the course were offered to workers at Emmaus, a charity enabling homeless people to move on by providing a home and work in a community setting.

The premises manager at Emmaus attended one of the first aid at work training courses with a colleague.

He said: “Many thanks to Shoreham Port for allowing Emmaus to link up with them on their first aid at work course.

Shoreham Port offered Emmaus staff the opportunity to take part in first aid training

“Myself and my colleague both enjoyed the day very much. We thought the trainers and the level of training delivered was to a very high standard, in the port’s excellent facilities.”

The day was practical and hands-on, with participants obtaining a qualification as a result of taking part, leaving staff feeling confident in their abilities to administer first aid if they needed to.

The premises manager said: “Many of the training requirements at Emmaus overlap with those of Shoreham Port and we very much hope that this is the first of many courses where we can link up with the port and promote the highest level of training and health and safety for everyone within our organisations.”

More than 75 per cent of the port’s workforce is trained in first aid at work and emergency first aid training.

Port staff and charity workers all pitched in to learn a new skill

Paul Johnson, Shoreham Port’s director of compliance, said: “Here at Shoreham Port we believe that by training our staff in first aid and giving them the confidence and tools to assist someone under their duty of care, when they most need it is the right thing to be doing.

“We are delighted to extend this opportunity to staff from Emmaus and we look forward to carrying on doing so in the future.”