Corporate Vision February 2017

64 CORPORATE VISION / February 2017 , Emma Hammett is a respected expert, author and spokesperson on first aid and accident prevention, she regularly appears inmainstreampress, TV and radio. She explains her feelings on First Aid for Life winning ‘Best First Aid Training – UK’. Empowering People to Save Lives First Aid for Life and provide multi award- winning practical and online first aid training, empowering you with the skills and knowledge to help in an emergency. First Aid for Life is the leading independent provider of fully regulated first aid courses, offering outstanding training for groups and individuals at your venue or theirs. Their team of highly experienced medical and emergency services professionals tailor the training to the needs of the client and empower them with the knowledge to help with an accident at work or home. Emma Hammett explains what the main aims of the business are: “First Aid for Life was started ten years ago, and we have continued to grow 30% year on year. We are extremely proud of our reputation and superb feedback from our customers; the majority of our work comes from recommendations and repeat bookings. Last year alone, we trained 10,000 people through our practical and online courses. We always aim to go the extra mile and show how engaging and fun first aid training can be. “We are first aid experts; our trainers are highly experienced medical, health and emergency services professionals and our courses are tailored to the needs of our attendees. We are uniquely able to offer practical, online and blended first aid training to make it as easy and convenient as possible to learn these vital skills. “The customer is at the heart of everything we do at First Aid for Life and we always ensure we understand their motivation and desired outcomes when booking their course. Consequently, we can tailor their course to ensure it is totally relevant to their requirements and exceeds their expectations.” First Aid for Life is based in Greater London and they teach bespoke courses nationwide throughout the UK and abroad. Emma explains where both firms fit in the wider HR and training market and what this has enabled them to achieve, whilst also looking at the challenges in the wider industry. “ courses enable us to offer fully regulated First Aid at Work courses, with one-day e-learning and just two days instead of three in the classroom. Thereby offering a unique, convenient, cost-effective first aid training solution for employers and employees. “First Aid for Life training is an integral part of HR and training as our fully regulated courses enable businesses to comply with HSE legislation. It is so important that the training is an enjoyable experience for all the attendees. We always look to add value and are delighted to augment the work courses with topics such as baby and child first aid to make first aid at work training even more valuable and serve as an employee benefit, providing a transferrable skill for family life. “Last year, the HSE announced their support of blended practical and e-learning training for first aid and we were first to offer fully accredited blended learning. Our award-winning online courses also exist as superb stand- alone interactive first aid training for refreshers, corporate and social responsibility and general upskilling. “E-learning is now a mainstream training solution in most industries. Onlinefirstaid. com provides state-of-the-art, interactive first aid training that has been widely acclaimed and means people can now benefit from our training anywhere in the world.” Emma concludes the interview by outlining what the firm is doing presently in the industry and what they aim to build upon in the future. “We are continually recruiting outstanding trainers of the very highest calibre to enable us to offer our acclaimed training to even more people. Onlinefirstaid. com facilitates our global presence. Our websites are packed with free resources, we write for numerous high profile publications and Emma has just published her second book. Ultimately, we aim to make it incredibly easy for as many people as possible to gain these vital skills and consequently save lives.” K Company: First Aid for Life Name: Emma Hammett Email: [email protected] Web Address: Address: 74 Ramsden Road, Balham SW12 8QZ Telephone: 02086754036 HR160004