Network Rail and Mace have brought in the British Heart Foundation to deliver first aid training for workers on the Birmingham New Street project.
As part of a comprehensive approach to health and well being local rail chiefs want to see staff better equipped to handle medical emergencies. Says Ian Painter, area development manager at British Heart Foundation, ‘We’re working with the team at New
Street to teach skills that could truly mean the difference between life and death in an emergency.
‘The BHF ‘Heartstart’ programme teaches people what to do in an emergency including assessing an unconscious patient, performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), dealing with choking or serious bleeding and helping someone that might be having a heart attack.’