These days, there are lots of first aid supplies for individuals and organisations to make the most of and having access to the right items can help to make the difference between life and death. As well as the necessary provisions, people need to have the knowledge and skills needed to react to emergencies in the best possible ways.
One man who appreciates the importance of this issue is MP Justin Tomlinson. The Conservative politician, who represents North Swindon, has joined a campaign launched by footballer Fabrice Muamba calling for emergency lifesaving skills to be made compulsory in schools.
The MP helped to deliver a petition to the steps of 10 Downing Street. Signed by more than 100,000 people, it was delivered to the new minister for state schools Elizabeth Truss.
Mr Tomlinson, who has been made honorary president of the Swindon branch of the British Heart Foundation, remarked: “It was an honour to visit Downing Street with Fabrice Muamba and help deliver such an important petition. He has become an inspiration to so many and his support for this campaign will be invaluable.”
He added: “If we can achieve this in every secondary school, lives will undoubtedly be saved in the future. In Swindon we are teaching the next generation one of the most important lessons they will ever learn and turning them into lifesavers.”
According to the MP, it is vital that every young person gets the chance to develop these skills.
Meanwhile, when people are looking for first aid equipment, whether this is for schools, businesses, homes or any other premises, they often head online. This can prove to be a convenient and speedy way of sourcing the items. Also, as long as individuals choose their suppliers carefully, they can ensure that they benefit from excellent value for money.