If you have been (or would like to be) a host location for one or more of our sessions, then this is the FAQ for you! If you're in the wrong place, go back to the main page.
Before our volunteers can train anyone, they must undergo an assessed qualification by the Royal Life Saving Society. This involves adult, child and infant life-saving (CPR, choking and drowning). Our volunteers have a Life Support 3 qualification, and are also trained as Community Instructors.
We'd like to think so! All our volunteers have received a DBS Check, and have been certified as free of a criminal record. Everyone is hand-picked by the committee, and unsafe behaviour is not tolerated.
Absolutely not. We give you as much flexibility as you want in terms of the number of sessions you hold. It can be a one-off, or on a more regular basis. We will also ask you via a feedback form whether you want to be contacted again by us or not, and we will respect that.
Sessions typically last around an hour and a half. This includes administration, teaching time, time for attendees to practise, and time for questions. We want to ensure we are as thorough as possible: some sessions can last the full time, whereas some might not take as long - it depends on the group.
Unfortunately, we are unable to distribute our resources to centres. If you would like other members of your centre to learn what we have taught, it's best to arrange another session with us. Furthermore, attendees who have come to our session will receive a pocket-sized leaflet to help refresh their memories.
One of our volunteers can teach to a maximum of 12 people. We normally have around 15 volunteers, so that's 180 people maximum. In reality, we can normally bring around 3-4 volunteers - that's around 40 or so attendees we can teach. We normally want around 5 or more attendees to make our session worthwhile, though.
We tend to bring the following items:
If there is anything else you might like us to bring, please contact us.
Normally, the attendees will be in a group with around 5-10 other people (depending on centre requirements), and we will be presenting to at the front. Here's a basic outline:
If you would like us to include anything else, or have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Not much! It would be great if you could provide us with the following on the day:
Nothing at all. At SABL, we believe that knowing life-saving skills shouldn't have a price tag. Centres like yours are very generous to provide us with a location to teach, so we would hate to take advantage of you. Parents are also taught for free. We do, however, ask for donations from our parents and your centre if possible - this keeps our project running, as we are entirely volunteer-run.