British Heart Month – Become A BHF Lifesaver – Learn CPR In Just 15 Minutes And On-Line Training And New Digital App (Revivr):
The survival rate for out of hospital cardiac arrests in the UK is less than one in 10, and every minute without CPR or defibrillation can reduce the chances of survival by up to 10 per cent. Anyone can now learn how to save a life by performing CPR in just 15 minutes with a new British Heart Foundation on-line training tool which has been launched this month as part of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Heart Month 2022.
The British Heart Foundation have asked major UK employers to help promote the on-line free training tool and a digital App to assist understanding of CPR and the use of defibrillators.
‘RevivR’ is the trade mark of the free, easy to use, digital training tool to teach people the essential elements of CPR, in just 15 minutes. There is no need for specialist equipment – just a mobile phone or tablet, some floor space, and a firm cushion to practice on. ‘RevivR’ will be officially launched in April 2022, but Royal Mail Group have been asked to participate in the testing phase during February and March 2022 helping the British Heart Foundation to perfect their training tool.
Many people witness a cardiac arrest – whether in the community, in the street, at work or at home – this campaign is to raise awareness and get more people ready for that day should it occur.
Everyone in Royal Mail Group is invited to take 15 minutes to complete the CPR and Defibrillator on-line training and provide feedback via the short questionnaire at the end.
Every year more than 30,000 people in the UK have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Currently, less than 1 in 10 people survive. CPR and defibrillation, provided by a member of the public, can more than double a person’s chance of survival.
The British Heart Foundation has been working with its medical training partner to develop this new on-line, digital CPR training tool – ‘RevivR’ – to provide everyone with the necessary skills to give lifesaving CPR and feel confident about using a defibrillator.
To promote the campaign, the British Heart Foundation have sent out posters to the largest 200 RMG sites to display on their notice boards (copies attached).
Royal Mail will also be running awareness of the training through Workplace, Plasma Screens, Courier Newspaper and through the SHE news on line pages. The training can also be accessed by switching to camera on your phone and hovering over the QR code displayed on the poster or simply follow this – Learn CPR in 15 Minutes Link:
The Health, Safety & Environment Department would like all CWU Reps to access the training and give it a go – you never know as one day it could help to save the life of a friend, colleague, family member or community member.
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer