CONGRATULATIONS went to all the staff and volunteers at BRAG based Re-Employ, when they all successfully completed the St Andrew’s First Aid course.

Their First Aid success means they can manage an incident and ensure the continuing safety of themselves, bystanders and the casualty.

First Aiders can assess any casualties and discover the nature and cause of their injuries or illness, arrange for further medical help or other emergency services to attend.

St Andrew’s training division was founded in 2012 as a social enterprise, meaning that all their profits are invested back into St Andrew’s First Aid. By doing so, they are helping to make Scotland a nation of lifesavers.

St Andrew’s First Aid play a vital role in supporting communities in their goal to become more resilient. Their overarching Emergency First Aid at Work course provides basic training for people who are required to be emergency first aiders within the workplace.

The course is suitable for low-risk workplaces, it covers CPR, using a defibrillator, Choking and the recovery position.

Re-Employ, at the Crosshill Centre, work with those furthest away from the labour market, individuals that face multiple challenges. The social enterprise offers employment, training and volunteering opportunities in real and meaningful work.

All the staff and volunteers at Re-Employ really enjoyed taking part in the course and were proud of themselves in successfully completing it and becoming qualified first aiders.

Irene Donaldson, the founder of Re-Employ said: “I’m so proud of the team, they have all done so well and in doing so, making our site a safer place.

"A huge thank you must go to the St Andrew’s First Aid trainers".