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Red Cross highlights benefits of on-site training

The British Red Cross says many companies are missing out on the benefits of its on-site training programmes.

A new poll by the Red Cross found that whilst 48% thought in-company training would be a convenient way for staff to be trained, and a further 21% were in favour if it were to lead to cost savings, only 15% of Red Cross customers currently use their in-company service.

The poll surveyed 438 HR managers, health and safety officers, office managers and others responsible for booking first aid courses.

Ronnie Dennison is the UK sales manager for the Red Cross commercial training division. She said: "We believe many organisations are failing to take advantage of the benefits of in-company training. In terms of cost and convenience in-company courses are a good option for all organisations, regardless of size."

"For smaller customers, training on their own premises means travel and accommodation costs are not incurred. For larger organisations with several sites or branches, in-company training is simply a more convenient and less disruptive option."

As well as offering in-company training, the Red Cross says it runs over 800 courses each month at 175 venues across the UK, last year training over 130,000 people.

For more information visit the Red Cross's first aid at work website: www.redcross.org.uk/faw

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