Grampian Training Services is appealing for businesses to support free first-aid training in Primary Schools in Moray – and also have their staff trained free.

GTS is looking for companies to help train a generation of life savers. Aberdeen and the Grampian area is a very diverse area including the city and a rural setting meaning that the emergency services, despite their best efforts, are not readily available in every community and the longer the delay until help is given, the greater the risk.

GTS has been visiting many primary schools in the area providing first-aid training to the P5 to P7 classes since 1996. Since then, over 100,000 children and many teachers have learned a range of life saving skills, progressing through the different levels as they move up through the school. Due to a lack of central funding, this has been – until now – funded by the individual School’s PTA.

Funds have always been tight, with the PTA’s having to balance first-aid training against playground improvements, library resources etc. The CV-19 pandemic has made this worse as the PTA’s have not been able to hold the usual fundraising activities such as Summer Fairs.

To relieve pressure on the PTA’s limited funds, GTS has launched an appeal for businesses to support the first-aid training in these Primary Schools while also receiving free statutory first-aid training for their staff.

Each class supported would receive free first-aid training, with each child getting a certificate with the sponsor company logo featured prominently. The company would also be mentioned in the school emails and on the GTS Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

GTS will provide two free places for each company’s staff on an HSE approved Emergency First-Aid at Work course for each class they sponsor, which is staff training, by regulation, they would normally provide.

To help with this appeal, contact at enquiries@grampiantrainingservices.co.uk or call Tom Malcolm - 07971 962576 or Iain Fullerton – 07479 393639