Tesco launches online CPR training tool for employees

Tesco has announced a new pilot scheme which will see a new online CPR training tool called RevivR become available and free for the grocer’s 300,000 employees.

Tesco will become the first supermarket to offer the service created by the British Heart Foundation alongside Royal Mail and Travelodge – which have previously joined the scheme.

Currently the Big 4 grocer has over 2,500 defibrillators which are registered on The Circuit – the National Defibrillator Network.

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The new training tool hopes to supplement the efficiency of its defibrillators by teaching users how to recognise cardiac arrest, and providing feedback on chest compressions and outlines the correct steps on how to use a defibrillator.

“Tesco has been fundraising for the British Heart Foundation since 2015, and as part of our broader partnership it has been wonderful to offer our support as a pilot partner for RevivR,” Tesco head of health campaigns Oonagh Turnbull said.

“It was the natural extension to the installation of defibrillators and uploading of them to the Circuit. Tesco colleagues have really enjoyed learning CPR through the RevivR training tool. We are only too pleased to help increase awareness of this vital life-saving skill.”

According to the British Heart Foundation, less than one in ten people survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the UK.

Immediate CPR and defibrillation can more than double the chances of survival in some cases. However, over a third of adults have never undertaken any CPR training.

“RevivR is a really easy way to learn a lifesaving skill – all you need is your mobile phone and a firm cushion,” BHF CEO Dr. Charmaine Griffiths explained.

“In just 15 minutes you learn how to recognise a cardiac arrest, with personalised feedback to build confidence in CPR and using a defibrillator,”

Griffiths added: “The support our brilliant partners have given RevivR has been invaluable and will help save lives. The Travelodge, Tesco and Royal Mail teams are helping us make sure even more people have the skills they need to save a life.”

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1 Comment. Leave new

  • Leslie Clive Bedford
    June 8, 2022 11:27 am

    Why not put more staff through First Aid At Work qualification?I was a First Aider for 29 years (1986-2015) as part of my 35 year (1980-2015).Career with Tesco.


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