YouGov Survey Results

In November 2016, St Andrew’s First Aid Training and Supplies Ltd teamed up with YouGov to find out what the Scottish public think about first aid training for specific job roles as well as how confident Scottish adults were to carry out first aid on a cardiac arrest casualty.

“In general, which, if any, of the following professions do you think should be required to be able to perform first aid as part of their role?”

In response to the above question, Scottish adults answered that:

Care/Support Workers
This year’s survey revealed that 89% of Scottish adults questioned believed that care/support workers who support people with particular problems or special needs should have first aid training as part of their role.

Teachers
Coming in at a close second – 88% of Scottish adults believe that teachers should be required to perform first aid as part of their role.

Sheltered Housing Staff
Next in line is sheltered housing staff with 87% of Scottish adults seeing first aid as a requirement for their role also.

Childminders/Babysitters
86% of Scottish adults believe that all childminders and babysitters should be required to have first aid training as part of their role.

Further results included:

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Considering these statistics, should your organisation consider first aid training?

“Please imagine you were faced with an emergency situation where someone you don’t know had collapsed and wasn’t breathing and no one else was around to help… which, if any, of the following first aid procedures would you feel confident carrying out?”

In response to the above question, Scottish adults answered that:

41% would not feel confident delivering chest compressions.
46% would not feel confident delivering rescue breaths (mouth to mouth).
76% would not feel confident using a defibrillator (AED)

The net result:

yougov results
There are over 3,500 out of hospital cardiac arrests per year in Scotland. Let’s increase the chances of survival…

Book first aid training today at www.firstaid.org.uk/training

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