Farm workers at a Herefordshire farm received first aid training from the British Red Cross, helping to improve safety and save lives in the event of the emergency. The course has been taught at S&A Produce’s Brierley Court Farm for the last four years and has been enjoyed by participants each year. They learnt how to deal with everything from cuts to CPR, giving the seasonal workers valuable life skills.
Those receiving the course were seasonal workers from Bulgaria and it is hoped they will bring back the skills learnt to their towns and cities, potentially saving even more lives in the process.
Amanda Smith, a trainer from the Red Cross who lead the cross, said: “Many of the Bulgarian workers are from isolated rural communities, with limited access to healthcare in an emergency. The idea of the course is to make it extremely accessible so they can go away with the basic life-saving skills we all need in our daily lives, and the confidence to put them into practice.”