First Aid, delivered – Deliveroo riders given training to help those in need

 First Aid, delivered – Deliveroo riders given training to help those in need

 

Deliveroo riders undergo First Aid training with St John Ambulance to equip them with skills needed in an emergency situation

 

Deliveroo riders, easily recognisable in their bright kits and backpacks, are renowned for delivering great food from Dublin’s favourite restaurants, but now many of them will also be able to deliver First Aid in the event of an emergency.

Deliveroo has trained a group of its riders in First Aid so that they are prepared if they come across someone in need during their time on the road. Deliveroo believes that having important life-saving skills is a way its riders can act as a force for good supporting the local community that little bit more.  First Aid saves lives and knowing what to do in an emergency can make all the difference.

The training is provided by St John Ambulance and covers critical areas such as choking, respiratory emergencies, fractures, unconsciousness, stroke and heart attack as well as patient assessment.

Liam Cox, Regional Manager for Deliveroo Ireland said: “We currently have over 400 riders working with us in Dublin city alone, that’s a huge number of people on the ground every day delivering food to all four corners of the city and puts us in a unique position. Our riders already do a brilliant job bringing people amazing food but we know that the right training could make all the difference if one of them comes across an emergency situation. It’s often the first few minutes of an emergency that can determine the outcome.

“We’re delighted that there has been so much interest from our riders in the training, which will benefit the wider community in Dublin. We know that riders want to support their local community and we are glad to make that happen,” he added.

The Deliveroo riders were awarded with a certificate upon completion of the training, issued by St John Ambulance, which is valid for two years.

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Ciarán Curran, H+A Marketing + PR. Tel.: 021 466 6200 | 083 106 1193

About Deliveroo

Deliveroo is an award-winning delivery service founded in 2013 by William Shu and Greg Orlowski. Deliveroo works with over 35,000 best-loved restaurants, as well as over 30,000 riders to provide the best food delivery experience in the world.  Deliveroo is headquartered in London, with more than 800 employees in offices around the globe.

 

Deliveroo operates in over 200 cities across 12 countries, including Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.