At home is the most common place for accidents to happen, with children under 5 and adults over 65 most likely to have an accident at home.1
Every year across the UK, there are approximately 6,000 deaths as a result of accidents which happen at home. 1 But up to 59% of deaths which happen before someone can get to hospital, and are a result of an injury, could potentially be prevented if more people stepped in with some basic first aid. 2
As Wales’ leading first aid charity, we want first aid to be available for everyone, whenever and wherever you need it.
That’s why we’re offering people across Wales the opportunity to join one of our free Save a Life September First Aid Awareness sessions, where in just two hours you can learn basic techniques which could help you save someone’s life.
Our First Aid Awareness sessions give people the knowledge and confidence they need to act when an accident or emergency happens and covers the following scenarios:
- How to approach an emergency situation and keep yourself safe
- How to treat someone who is unresponsive
- What to do if someone is choking
- How to treat bleeding
- How to perform CPR
We run this campaign every year and, although this year is a little different, with smaller groups, social distancing and enhanced health and safety measures, it’s as important as ever to learn how you could be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.
When you attend you’ll also be awarded a St John Ambulance Cymru certificate to acknowledge your new lifesaving skills.
Our 2020 Save a Life September sessions are taking place this year in Swansea, Cardiff, Abergele and Llanelli and must be booked in advance. Find and reserve your place on a course near you using your town or postcode.