HOLIDAYMAKERS are being asked not to take a break from first aid safety this summer.
St John Ambulance wants residents of West Yorkshire to download a free pocket first aid guide from their website to provide handy tips for safety.
Visit www.sja.org.uk/holiday for the guide.
A St John spokesman said almost 40,000 British people are likely to suffer an accident or injury in a foreign country this year and knowing what to do in a first aid emergency can make help a person's recovery and in some cases be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.
The free pocket guides will provide holidaymakers with easy to follow, emergency first aid procedures in a clear format.
Travellers can learn basic techniques including how to offer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), what to do if someone is bleeding heavily, how to spot if someone is having a heart attack or stroke, how to treat burns and how to cope with fractures.
Philip Gee, executive director for St John Ambulance in South and West Yorkshire, says: “We are committed to making sure no one dies through a lack of first aid training.”