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Driver First Assist to give Certas Energy drivers emergency training

28 August 2018 #Logistics #News #TNB News

Fuel and lubricants supplier Certas Energy is teaming up with Driver First Assist to train its drivers on how to manage and deal with emergencies on UK roads.

To equip Certas Energy drivers with the confidence to provide potentially lifesaving support at the scene of a road traffic accident, they will learn the skills needed to help manage dangerous situations and assist those injured before paramedics arrive.

Driver First Assist is a not-for-profit, road safety initiative and, over the next five years, aims to train 1,000 Certas Energy employees to provide trauma first aid. The one-day course is the only one of its kind in the UK and is delivered by experienced professionals from the emergency services and transport industry.

Having undertaken the Driver First Assist course, Brian Worrall, Director of Corporate Affairs at Certas Energy, said, “Health and safety is at the heart of our operations and we’re proud to be working with Driver First Assist to give our drivers and other employees, the skills to manage potentially stressful or hazardous situations with confidence.

“The training provided by Driver First Assist empowers other road users to provide lifesaving, first response support and some of our employees have already been able to put their learnings into practice. While it’s not possible to stop traffic accidents from happening entirely, with the help of Driver First Assist we can help make a difference and save lives.”

David Higginbottom, Chief Executive of Driver First Assist, said, “As a nation, we invest heavily in accident prevention but we need to do more to improve the response to road traffic collisions. Every minute counts at the scene of an accident and from administering basic first aid to providing the critical information emergency services need to deploy the right resources, DFA members can make a real difference in these first crucial moments.”

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