A Salford traffic warden who fought to save a man’s life has been praised for her actions by the city’s Ceremonial Mayor.
Christine Allcock, 59, who works for Indigo, part of the world’s largest car parking operator with a portfolio of 145,000 on and off-street parking spaces in the UK, was awarded a certificate from the RoyalHumane Society for her quick response last summer in an attempt to save a mans life.
Salford City Council commissions Indigo to patrol Salford. Ceremonial Mayor Councillor Peter Dobbs added his thanks and praise, saying:
“Christine came across a gentleman who had collapsed and went to see if she could help, but she noticed he was blue and showing no signs of life, so she gave him CPR. The man began to breathe again and was taken to the hospital. Sadly, he eventually passed away.”
“It takes a great deal of courage to stay calm in a situation like that but Christine’s training stood her in good stead and she worked hard to give the gentleman a fighting chance of survival. Sadly that was not to be but I wanted to say thanks to her personally on behalf of our city for showing the true Spirit of Salford at such a difficult time.”
Phillip Herring, Indigo UK’s Managing Director said: “We are extremely proud of the way Christine conducted herself on that day, our thoughts were with the gentleman’s family.”
Added, “It takes an incident like this to highlight the importance of rigorous employee training. We provide employees with the opportunity to undergo such training which prepares them for handling challenging situations. Indigo prides itself on providing its workforce with Learning and Development Programmes, for example, Public Space Surveillance and SecurityGuarding courses to help incidents, such as onsite crime. Our business is committed to work hard in order to provide a professional service to the council to the public, at all times.”
“All of Indigo’s 1,200 employees follow a modular training programme which is widely recognised as best in field, with several local authorities selecting Indigo to train their own employees. Where appropriate, Indigo offers staff access to nationally recognised qualifications delivered by their very own qualified training officers at an accredited training centre.”