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Prepared to Save A Life - Our First Mechanic

schedule 1st December 2018 by Virtual College in Save a Life Last updated on 11th December 2018

Allen Ord with his certificate of achievement

What is your name?

Allen Ord

What Is Your Job Role?

Motor Mechanic 

About you and what you do – tell us a little about yourself.

I am a partner in a small business – a garage workshop based in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Why did you sign up to do the ‘Prepared to Save a Life’ course?

My wife did the course, and I could see the benefits of knowing what to do if an emergency should arise. It didn’t take her long, and she got a real sense of achievement on completion. I watched the promotional video and decided that we both needed to know what to do in an emergency situation for the sake of family and friends, so I registered myself online that same evening.

What do you think about the solution now that you have successfully completed the course?

I cannot see why anyone would not want to do it. Done at home with no pressures, and I could go back if I got things wrong in the quiz, till I fully understood and then passed. A safe environment in which to practice. I felt a bit pressured in the quiz.. with it being timed, but then you would be pressured if in an emergency in real life. The only difference being that I could re-do it in the programme, you may not get a second chance in real life!

Given Prepared to Save a Life’s mission to have a life saver on every street corner – an ambitious target of 250,000 learners trained within the first year – how can you help spread the message?

I will display my certificate in my garage workshop, along with an awareness poster which we downloaded from the Prepared to Save a Life website and printed off.  /prepared/resources

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