A NEW accreditation scheme designed to encourage wider adoption of first aid skills in Scotland’s hospitality industry has been launched.
St Andrew’s First Aid’s ‘Setting the Standard in First Aid’ scheme will recognise bars, restaurants and hotels that go beyond minimum standards and take guests into account when assessing their first aid training.
The initiative was launched by chef Jacqueline O’Donnell at her Glasgow restaurant, The Sisters, which aims to be one of the first to gain the accreditation.
Stuart Callison, chief executive of St Andrew’s First Aid, said first aid awareness is a “life skill that benefits society”.
“Every day we are more likely than not to be near or come into contact with someone working in hospitality,” he said.
“Their training can benefit everyone.”
Image – Safety first: Jacqueline O’Donnell said first aid-aware staff can save lives.