Barking and Dagenham businesses given first aid training

Local companies joining together for first aid trianing,
Aleksej Chrenov, from Amber Bakery. Micha

Local companies joining together for first aid trianing, Aleksej Chrenov, from Amber Bakery. Michael Wear, from Athena Training. Raimondas Zavackis, from Amber Bakery. Kerry Debenham, from Heathway Shopping. - Credit: Archant

Businesses from across the borough got the chance to hone their first aid skills at a special training day on Wednesday.

Run by Dagenham-based Athena training and hosted by the Barking and Dagenham Chamber of Commerce at their Rainham Road South headquarters, the day-long course helped to equip employees and employers alike with skills in emergency response.

Much of the training given is legally-required in some industries and Chamber secretary Mary Clements hopes to repeat the course for other companies on a few more occasions throughout the year.

“For those that attended it was a very successful that covered emergency first aid training, so it was very in-depth – perhaps more so than other similar courses,” she said.

“First aid training is something businesses – retailers especially – have to keep up-to-date with and doing it through the chamber is probably a cost-effective option for many local companies.”

Email mary@bdchamber.co.uk for more information about future courses.

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