Carbon Neutral waste management company B&M Waste Services have this month furthered their commitment to the health and safety of all staff through conducting CPR resuscitation training for all staff. From office to operational and driving staff, all employees were certified by I2 training, and the company has furthered their investment by purchasing 3 defibrillators to be located across all B&M sites.
David Curtis, Director at B&M Waste Services said “The tragic accident in Glasgow earlier this year where a waste operator of a competitor had a heart attack at the wheel acted as a sombre reminder that first aid is highly important. We have a vigilant induction and ongoing H&S training programme in place for all employees, and this additional training means those vital minutes between someone not breathing and emergency services arriving would be covered by any member of the B&M team using their CPR training and the defibrillators located across our offices and operational facilities.
Ann McMurrie, EQHSC Manager said “We urge other companies to follow suit. We have 11 fully qualified first aiders but this particular training of all staff of this single skill could definitely save someone’s live. Staff now feel empowered to deal with a life and death situation should the need ever arise. It really is a vital life skill.”