Cam­paign given a new plug

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

EN­ERGY gi­ant AGL has switched on to The Sun­day Tele­graph’s cam­paign to in­spire cor­po­rate Aus­tralia to train staff in the life­sav­ing skills of CPR.

Our cam­paign be­gan last Novem­ber af­ter nineyear-old Cooper Ap­p­le­yard, the son of one of our pho­tog­ra­phers John Ap­p­le­yard, was saved be­cause his dance teacher knew CPR.

AGL, which turned on the first gas street lamp in Syd­ney in 1841, will of­fer CPR cour­ses to an ad­di­tional 80 staff.

CEO An­drew Ve­sey said he was proud to be part of the cam­paign.

“We con­grat­u­late The Sun­day Tele­graph on its im­por­tant cam­paign to help de­liver life-sav­ing skills to hun­dreds of peo­ple,” he said.

“At AGL, one of our core val­ues is Safety And Be­yond, and so we are proud to sup­port The Sun­day Tele­graph’s CPR ini­tia­tive.

“While we al­ready have many spe­cial­ist staff mem­bers fully trained in CPR, we will be ex­tend­ing CPR train­ing to an ad­di­tional 80 AGL peo­ple across our sites. Be­ing trained in CPR tech­niques can make all the dif­fer­ence — it saves lives.”

Har­vey Nor­man was the first to take up our CPR com­pany chal­lenge.

Mr Ve­sey chal­lenged other com­pa­nies to come on board as well.

“We en­cour­age oth­ers to join The Sun­day Tele­graph in this im­por­tant ini­tia­tive to keep peo­ple safe,” he said.

The Sun­day Tele­graph is call­ing on the state gov­ern­ment to pro­vide fund­ing so CPR train­ing can be in­cor­po­rated into ex­ist­ing an­te­na­tal cour­ses that are pro­vided free of charge through­out pub­lic hos­pi­tals. An­te­na­tal classes are avail­able to all par­ents-to-be but do not yet equip par­ents with the vi­tal skills of CPR.

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