IAS Field Staff Undergo New Zealand Accredited Essential First Aid and CPR Training

IAS staff with Mr. Taufa Cocker following their successful assessments

The Institute of Applied Sciences recently organized a two-day Essential First Aid and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Training for its staff in two separate sessions (4-5 July and 11-12 July). The course was administered and conducted by the Fiji Red Cross Society using New Zealand Red Cross accredited course material. The group comprising of IAS field, laboratory and administration staff completed training under the guidance of Safety Instructor Mr. Taufa Cocker.

Safety Instructor Mr. Taufa Cocker adjusts the arm sling on IAS staff Tomasi Tikoibua during the training

A total of 29 of IAS staff members had undergone the training. Mr. Teddy Fong, the Environment Unit Project Manager said that, “First Aid is a life skill that is very important to these IAS staff as their jobs often require travelling, collecting samples or visiting remote communities. Staff must ensure their own safety and the safety of others in cases of emergency or disaster thus the training was very beneficial to IAS.”

IAS Scientific Officer Ashika Dayal adjusts the head bandage on Shobna Sharma
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