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BID First Aid Training Helps to Make the Town Even Safer

Friday, November 30th, 2012

A big thank you to everyone who came to our Dorchester first aid course this week. Local company Everycare Wessex gave us a brilliantly informative and practical course, and it was fantastic to have a sell out attendance, with businesses from all over town keen to get as much as they could from the session.

BID director Phil Gordon was very impressed with both the content and response to the session – “the feedback was so good, we are already talking about having a second one in January/February. I have gone from being someone that would have hoped there was another person in the room to help to now having the confidence to step up and take control of the situation.”

The course was arranged in response to popular demand by BID members earlier in the year. As usual, we asked the businesses of Dorch what they would like us to organise in the way of training and we had several come up with first aid as a suggestion. One local company, Everycare Wessex, told us that they could put on some training and the result was yesterdays course. The course was presented very professionally by David Foster of EW and the event was sponsored by Everycare Wessex and the Dorchester BID.

Todd Moffat, owner of Taste cafe bistro who attended the workshop with a colleague, asked if we could identify the places in town that currently have a A.E.D (Defibrillator) and wondered if the BID might fund one or two. We hope to do just this and if we identify some areas of town that are without this life saving equipment then DBID will be looking into funding the purchase of some machines.

If you are a Dorchester BID levy paying business and would like someone to attend this excellent ½ day course in basic life-saving first aid in the near future, please contact the DBID (usual numbers/email).

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