Campaign given a new plug
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.