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HONITON: New first aid training venue in Honiton
Thursday, 12 June 2014
Strong demand for first aid and other safety training has prompted St John Ambulance to open a new training venue in Honiton. The charity’s premises in Honiton are pressed into action following the launch of additional training centres in Exeter and Okehampton earlier this year. The regional director of the St John Ambulance Commercial Training Division (South West) John Cavanagh said: “We trained 2,200 people from businesses and other organisations on our first aid and health and safety courses in Devon, in 2013. “That was around 180 per month and hundreds more people learn life-saving skills through our local youth groups and other activities, which are supported by income from the courses we run. “But there is much more to be done. Our research shows that fewer than one in five people in the South West know basic first aid and 59 per cent of employees want the kind of high quality training we offer. “The demand for courses in Devon is very high and we’ve made sure the additional venues we’ve launched in 2014 are perfectly placed, close to major routes, to make them accessible to as many people as possible." The new training centre is at St John House, Haydons Park, Honiton. St John Ambulance believes that nobody should die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it, so teaches people first aid so that they can be the difference. More information is available online at www.sja.org.uk/train ing
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