Clugston on board with driver first-aid training

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 27 Feb 2017

CLUGSTON Distribution, one of the UK's top 10 fuel logistics companies, is helping to reduce deaths and life-limiting injuries at road traffic collisions by continuing to support the Driver First Assist charity.

The charity provides training for professional drivers in order to manage incidents in the vital few minutes before the arrival of the emergency services.

In a clear show of the commitment to the cause, the Scunthorpe company has liveried one of its growing fleet of fuel trailers with Driver First Assist imagery and messages. It follows the use of a curtain-sided trailer

With the Clugston Distribution vehicle now on the road, the objective is to continue raising the profile of the charity and the scheme to professional drivers.

Alongside committing a trailer to support the charity, the Brigg Road team has also been proactive in training drivers through the Driver First Assist programme.

So far, more than 50 of Clugston Distribution's drivers have received full life-saving first aid training.

In a celebration of the company's support, distribution director David Heath attended an official reception for the charity, held at the House of Commons last month. It featured an address from John Hayes CBE MP, Minister of State at the Department for Transport, and was hosted by Rob Flello MP, chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Freight Transport.

Mr Heath, who addressed a similar event in 2015, said: "We are proud to offer our continued support to Driver First Assist. The charity provides a fantastic platform for all drivers, as acting quickly at the site of an accident can be the difference between life and death.

"Our aim is to ensure all our drivers are trained in first aid procedures through the Driver First Assist programme and with the wide network of professional drivers on the country's road 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, we encourage other logistics and road freight companies to do the same."

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