[Alan – Director] It wasn’t that long ago but where some of the staff & I were sitting in the pub after work relaxing and unwinding when someone outside collapsed. Long story short, the person was okay and we knew some basic first aid, but the more we discussed it, the more it made sense for us to all eventually get first aid certification so we can help our fellow colleagues or the general public.
It’s something as the owner of the company that just makes sense to me, despite there being some costs involved that don’t lead to a profit, it means we can give back to the world around us, it was actually good fun and we all learnt a lot and things had actually changed a fair bit since i was taught first aid back at school.
I [Aidan – Lettings Negotiator] had never considered the importance of having first aid certification close to the point where we passed and completed our qualifications. Nowadays you’ll often find people walking past events in life with their heads down, turned away and sometimes trying to avoid engagement altogether. As somewhat of a former introvert myself, it’s something you almost grow to accept as normal. But having taken up a job where day in day out you are engaged with people and trying to best secure their needs, it does change the way you think; but I must digress it would be a separate blog altogether talking about how people change with different life experiences.
We consider ourselves fortunate that we haven’t had to put our skills to practice and realistically would hope to never have to use it at all. But if it does come to it, we can at least feel confident that we have the capability to make a difference that could change someone’s life for the better.