BlueKit Medical deliver Bleed Control Kits & Training to Accor Hotel Group in preparation for COP26
Michael Greville and Rebecca Porter are proud to have come together to deliver the Bleed Control Kit & #ZeroResponder Bleed Control Workshop to the Accor Hotel Group in preparation for COP26.
The combined knowledge of Michael, founder and managing director of SALVAS, a workplace violence reduction and safety training provider, and Rebecca, Managing Director of BlueKit Medical, a supplier of surgical instruments across the UK, has enabled them to create a specialist bleed control kit and complementary bleed control workshop, equipping members of the public with lifesaving equipment and training.
During the recent the COP26 Climate Change Conference which took place in Glasgow City Centre at the start of November, Accor Hotel Group enlisted Michael to train key members of staff in the use of these Bleed Control Kits.
Staff from Novotel & The Ibis Hotels in Edinburgh Park as well as Ibis City Centre, Ibis Budget & Novotel all based in Glasgow have now undertaken training with the kits which are now a permanent fixture in these hotels.
Having the knowledge to use these kits will be vital in the moments after a critical incident empowering anyone to become a #ZeroResponder, helping to prevent catastrophic blood loss and potentially save lives before the arrival of emergency medical professionals on the scene.
The #ZeroResponder Bleed Control Kits contain essential equipment to stop life-threatening bleeding. This includes items such as tourniquets, gauze for packing wounds, emergency trauma bandages, and scissors to remove clothing to access injuries. The need to train as many members of the public as possible, such as staff working within the hospitality industry, can help prevent the unnecessary loss of life.
Michael Greville has said: “SALVAS was delighted to work with Accor and deliver this training to staff at these five hotels.”
Janice Fisher, General Manager of both Ibis and Novotel said:
“After an incident, which could result from a terrorist attack, an accident or a criminal event, people in a public place such as our hotels could suffer catastrophic bleeding & injuries. The lack of staff with training and access to bleed control kits could result in the loss of lives that could be saved. Upon hearing about these kits and the training offered by SALVAS in how to use them, we were eager to sign up to ensure that our guests and staff would be as safe as possible if such a situation should arise. The training provided could help save a life in those vital moments before the emergency services arrive.
Additionally, we will also be ready to meet the requirements of Martyn’s Law which will impose a legal duty on venues such as ours to be properly equipped to deal with the sort of injuries that cost lives at Manchester Arena. Safety for both our staff & guests is our priority.”