Globally, 1.25 million people – including 180,000 children – are killed in road accidents every year (World Health Organisation, Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015). In the six countries where the IFRC-Grab partnership will be rolled out, there are more than 100,000 reported deaths each year as a result of road accidents – this is close to 10% of the total global death-toll.
Grab recognizes that our driver-partners can play a critical role in improving road safety and saving lives¹. That’s why we have launched Grab H.E.R.O. (Heartland Emergency Response Operation), in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross/ Red Crescent (IFRC) and the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP).
Held at the Singapore Red Cross Headquarters, Grab is running a series of one-day First Aid / CPR and Road Safety 101 training customised for Grab drivers. Check out the photos of our first Grab H.E.R.O session held this week!
Figure 1 : GRSP Road Safety 101 designed for Grab drivers. Check out similar GRSP programs for multinational corporates here.
Figure 2 : Grab drivers being certified under the Citizen First Respondent course, a programme accredited by the National Resuscitation Council and the National First Aid Council.
Figure 3 : Citizen First Responders are trained to apply first-aid and carry out initial actions on-site when dealing with eight common time-critical medical emergencies.
¹Of all persons who suffer Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) – due to accident trauma, heart attack, stroke etc – the survival rates can be drastically improved from 2.5% to 11%, if victims received prompt help from someone trained in CPR.
Watch our Grab H.E.R.Os in action:
Meet Grab’s emergency responders and road safety ambassadors:
Mr. Mohd Azmi
“This is great as I will be more prepared to handle emergencies when it happens. When the passengers’ family have questions, at least they know we are equipped and have done our best.”
Mr. Nor Azli Bin Mohd
“This is magnificent. You guys pay for the course for us to be equipped with an essential skill. Personally, I need to renew my first aid license once every 3 years, so this is really beneficial for me. I feel all drivers should go through this training.”
The grand vision is to have one emergency first responder in every Grab vehicle by end of 2017. To turn this aspiration into reality, Grab and IFRC will continue to play an active role in training drivers in all Grab countries across Southeast Asia in life-saving skills, which is critical in a region prone to natural disasters. This program has been running in Grab Philippines since April 2016.
Interested to sign up for the program? Click here.
Selected drivers will be notified one week before the training.
Last updated on September 7, 2016 / Posted by Grab Safety Team