Brian spreads the first aid message

DUNDEE, UK - 9th October 2012: A statue of the iconic character Desperate Dan which stands in the centre of Dundee, today appeared in a St Andrew's First Aid uniform to highlight a new first aid training initiative in the city. The charity will be providing training and equipment to businesses in Dundee and Tayside with the aim of increasing first aid skills and saving lives. (Photograph: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY)

DUNDEE, UK - 9th October 2012: A statue of the iconic character Desperate Dan which stands in the centre of Dundee, today appeared in a St Andrew's First Aid uniform to highlight a new first aid training initiative in the city. The charity will be providing training and equipment to businesses in Dundee and Tayside with the aim of increasing first aid skills and saving lives. (Photograph: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY)

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THE LEADER of the Arbroath company of St Andrew’s First Aid marked the organisation’s new drive to expand their services.

Brian Fairweather kitted out the statue of Desperate Dan in Dundee City Centre to show how businesses should become more first aid aware.

The new service, which will cover Angus as well as Dundee has seen a new local training manager, Gaynor Stevenson appointed.

She is responsible for promoting first aid training and equipment to businesses and will also be working to encourage businesses to be aware of the importance of first aid.

All profits from the training will support the wider aims of St Andrew’s First Aid, to increase Scotland’s first aid skills and save lives.

St Andrew’s First Aid volunteers are a vital service, providing assistance at dozens of local events throughout the year.

Around 150 volunteers in the Dundee and Angus region help at football matches, music events and community gatherings.

Managing director of the Commercial Division, Mary McLuskey said: “This is the first time we have a dedicated person to promote first aid training to businesses in the area.

“We believe companies should view first aid training as part of their commitment to corporate social responsibility and community resilience.”