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Nelson and Colne College staff train to be life-savers
6:09pm Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
SEVEN staff at Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form have completed Heartstart training, an initiative initiated by the British Heart Foundation.
The training teaches people what to do in a life-threatening emergency.
Learning Emergency Life Support (ELS) skills can help to keep someone alive until professional help arrives. Heartstart schemes are run by people in local communities.
Richie Watts, quality and schools links co-ordinator at the college, said: “Heartstart is a fantastic initiative as it is something that can have a really positive impact on people and the wider community. This sort of training is so successful because it means that even someone who is physically unable to offer the first aid, can assist and advise someone else. The potential for savings lives is huge. We are really excited in college to take up this scheme and I’m confident that both students and staff will be keen to learn these vital skills.”