National School of First Aid Training
CONTACT US | TEL 01628 56 99 22

All new drivers to learn first aid

All new drivers to learn first aid – a good idea? What are your thoughts? Read the below information and make your decision

A new Bill is being debated in Parliament today which could mean that all new drivers are required to learn first aid.

This bill follows the failed attempt to get all school children first aid trained in a bill that was rejected last November.

The bill would require those learning to drive to attend a four-hour practical first aid course as part of receiving a driving licence.

1,780 people have been killed on British roads in the last 12 months and a total of 23,700 were seriously injured.

A survey found that 59% of people in Britain wouldn’t feel confident enough to save a life at the scene of an accident. Shockingly around 24% would do nothing until an ambulance arrived.

The Bill would ensure motorists were equipped with basic first aid skills which could help save thousands of lives each year. This would not only be on Britain’s roads, but in a range of emergency situations.

Many other European countries such as Switzerland and Germany, already have first aid as a mandatory requirement for obtaining a driving licence.

Joe Mulligan, the head of first aid education, said:

“Where someone is seriously injured or fighting for their lives, every second counts. It is vital that the first person on the scene of a road traffic accident – who will most likely be another driver – knows how to keep someone alive. Just knowing how to roll an unconscious but breathing casualty onto their side and lift their chin can be all it takes to save a life.”

Figures show that around 63% of the UK population aged between 21 and 29 have a driving licence. Think how many lives could be saved if this bill was to be passed.

If you would like to become first aid trained then get in contact.

Updates & News

Cascade First Aid Training Cardiff South Wales

Cascade First Aid Training launches in South Wales

Posted - 06 Sep 2020

Cascade First Aid is a First Aid Training Company based in Cardiff, South Wales. Whilst it can deliver First Aid...

Read More

Covid-19 Update – how it affects course Bookings

Posted - 25 Mar 2020

COURSE UPDATE – please read We are still taking Bookings for public courses however, until advised otherwise, all face to...

Read More

New Ownership of The National School of First Aid Training

Posted - 09 Dec 2017

The National School of First Aid Training is under New Ownership. 4 Minutes Training Ltd is please to announce that...

Read More
View All Updates

Our Courses

View All Courses

Newsletter

Sign up to our newsletter to receive news, updates and special offers

Follow @4MinutesFA to hear about all new courses

PHP Code Snippets Powered By : XYZScripts.com