The Algar Air team has completed a first aid programme specifically tailored to its work with compressed air.

Algar Air staff are Emergency First Aid at Work certified

Everyone says “safety is our biggest concern.” They say it so often that it’s easy for it to become a sort of meaningless statement. We didn’t want our commitment to team safety to fall into that category, so we commissioned a very different sort of first aid training.

This was first aid tailored to the sort of risks our engineers face day in, day out on compressed air installations: what do you do if you get stuck in a scissor lift? How do you give CPR in confined spaces? How do you treat the effects of electrocution?

We haven’t (thankfully) needed the training to date – but that’s the point about first aid training, isn’t it? You never want to use it, but you never want to need it and not have it either.

Simone Kidd, Director of Algar Air says: “When you’re part of any engineering business, health and safety really does have to come first. That’s why we took a proactive approach to our training and sourced a course that would protect our people, our standards and our reputation.

“Completion of the course meant we all received a certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work. It also means that, as prospective clients expect ever more of suppliers, we’re in a great position to show what being part of a committed family business really means.”

Thanks to Alison Parker RGN for carrying out the training.


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