Kingfisher Windows’ commitment to helping the community goes further than most, as demonstrated by their Christmas party. The team recently enjoyed their company’s Christmas meal in Leeds. While there, Peter Ellis, Kingfisher’s Domestics Installations Manager, noticed that a woman on a nearby table seemed to be choking.
Those with her were unable to help so put her in the recovery position while waiting for an ambulance. However, due to a recent training course that Peter took part in to become a fully qualified first aider, he realised that the situation was serious and instinctively went to help.
Peter successfully carried out the Heimlich manoeuvre, potentially saving the woman’s life and she was taken to hospital. This clearly highlights the importance of first aid training as you never know when it might be needed.
Peter who has worked for Kingfisher for 9 years was quite modest when talking about the incident: “The lady at the table appeared to panic and her companions attempted to stop her choking and when they couldn’t laid her on the floor. It was then that I could see she was going grey and stepped in. It was a case of me being in the right place, at the right time.”
Quick thinking from a loyal member of the team
Spokesperson for the Company, Nick Hibberd, said: “Peter is very unassuming and having discussed the incident with him, he feels that it was just ‘matter of fact’ and that he happened to be at the right place at the right time. To me it clearly illustrates his compassionate side and a willingness to take action when needed.”