THE St John Ambulance service in Cheshire has been accredited by the SAFEcontractor scheme.

The programme recognises high standards of health and safety in UK companies.

The charity, which has its local base on the Countess of Chester Health Park, is one of the nation’s leading first aid and health and safety training providers. It is among the latest group of organisations to join the scheme, designed to improve its safety record.

Stephanie Littler, St John’s Cheshire marketing manager, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this.

“We are a trusted name within first aid and health and safety but this endorsement now means that partners can feel safe in the knowledge that our processes are sound.

“We hope businesses will see this as further proof of our expertise.”

For details on all St John Ambulance’s training services call 01244 383407, email or visit