STAFF at a Holme Valley accountancy firm are in safe hands – after nine out of its 10 employees gained safety qualifications.
The members of staff at V&A Bell Brown were awarded certificates after successfully completing their Emergency First Aid at Work qualification.
They completed the one-day EFAW course, which was delivered by Mike Shucksmith, of West Yorkshire Medical Services Ltd, which provides a wide range of statutory and vocational training to all types of businesses and organisations in the West Yorkshire area.
The EFAW course consisted of a mix of theory and practical modules with the staff learning how best to deliver first aid in a variety of emergencies including choking, heart attacks and seizures.
Company director Amanda Vigar said: “Having nine members of staff with the EFAW qualification is invaluable for the company. It raises us above the Health and Safety Executive’s minimum standards for the amount of first aiders and brings peace of mind whilst at work.
“The only reason we didn’t achieve a full house for advanced H&S trained staff was due to a staff absence.”
She added: “We had the training take place in our Holmfirth offices, so we could create situations that were as realistic as possible so we are prepared should we be required to use the training.”