Up until today, the green box with the white cross on it that I religously make sure is in the boot of our chauffeur cars come council test day has never really been though about. I knew we needed one in the car so that it would pass it’s test, but other than that, I wasn’t sure what was in it or how to use it. To be completely honest, if I came across the kind of emergency that required First Aid i would have sheeplishly forgot to mention that it was in the boot out of fear of the unknown and having no knowledge of first aid.
A recent addition to our industry is The Guild of Professional Chauffeurs. I shall go into this further in another post but the long and short of it is, it was felt that there were falling standard and a lack of recognition for the chauffeur industry so the guild was set up after conversations on Facebook to address this. As it says on the guilds website:
The Guild of Professional Chauffeurs has been created in direct response to what many see as an ongoing decline in industry standards. The idea was to form an organisation which appeals to those chauffeurs who have a desire to resurrect and subsequently uphold the industry’s proud heritage and to re-establish chauffeuring’s reputation as a respected profession. The GoPC exists to provide a platform for these individuals to invest in themselves and be rewarded for doing so by gaining recognition for their professional ability and thus stand apart from the mainstream.
It is the aim of A52 Executive Cars in the near future to become fully assesed members of the guild and in order to do that part of the requirements are that Chauffeurs should have an in date First Aid at Work qualification. So today, Myself and Jayne found ourselves heading up to Doncaster to take part in a guild organised Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work course provided by he Excellent Simon Greenfield of Red 2 Medical.