You’re in safe hands at the Links!

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Carnoustie golf course was on high alert earlier this week as staff right across the board updated their emergency response skills.

On Monday the last of a current series of First Aid training sessions was held for Links staff including Pro-shop personnel, rangers and green keepers.

They received training in emergency First Aid, defibrillator procedures, choking procedures and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Should a golfer fall unconscious on the golf course, members are reminded to telephone 01241 802299 which is printed on the back of all scorecards.

Once the exact location and initial medical state has been given, first responders, having alerted the Emergency Services, will get out to the casualty and put into place their First Aid training. Meanwhile other staff will be at the Black Slab car park to direct an ambulance to the site.

Defibrillators are located in the Golf Centre; on board Ranger buggies and in the Greenkeeping sheds.

A spokesman for Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee commented: “We are very much aware of the importance of Health and Safety at the Links and are committed to providing continuous First Aid training for all our staff, in order to deliver the best possible response to any medical emergency on the Links. We are extremely grateful to NHS for providing us with in- house training.”