Explore our Heart Hub
Explore our heart hub and discover how to identify a cardiac arrest and a heart attack, find first aid tips on how to deal with an emergency situation and read our case studies about people that have used their first aid training to save someone in real life.
Heart attack or cardiac arrest?
Would you know which was which in a first aid emergency? It is vital that you can recognise the symptoms and act accordingly.
Read our case studies
When Gemma's grandad collapsed at Christmas, Gemma's quick thinking and focus meant that she was able to perform life saving chest compressions, which gave Gemma's grandad a chance at a full recovery.
Rosie's colleague had a heart attack and luckily Rosie was able to remember her first aid training. She recognised the signs of a heart attack and felt confident to use the workplace AED (automated external defibrillator).
Karen was at home one evening when suddenly she heard a loud bang come from the other room. Her husband had collapsed but with the help of the emergency services on the phone, Karen delivered chest compressions which helped save John's life.
How can you help?
Over 100,000 UK businesses trust us with their first aid training needs. For more than 35 years we have worked with companies of all types to reduce risks and save lives in the workplace.
Book a first aid course
Get your team trained for first aid at work on a Red Cross course. Our interactive courses provide the practical skills and confidence to help save lives.
Buy or hire an AED for your workplace
We offer a range of AEDs to buy or hire, giving you peace of mind that you're doing all you can to keep people safe in your workplace.
Download our first aid app
With our British Red Cross apps you’re only two taps away from learning how to help someone in a first aid emergency.