Cambridge United Kingdom – TWO quick thinking colleagues working on the construction of a cycleway scheme in Cambridge have been praised by Skanska and John Henry Group for actions which helped towards saving someone’s life.
Tom Munnelly from John Henry Group and Steve Lander from Skanska were working on Cambridge’s Hills Road cycleway scheme, when they noticed a woman getting off a bus that didn’t look very well.
Steve explained: “The lady was kneeling in the bus shelter, so we asked her if she needed some help, but she did not respond. Then her condition started to deteriorate and she clutched her chest and slumped to the ground.
“We immediately called for an ambulance and followed the operator’s advice to keep the lady comfortable and safe. I haven’t had an update yet, but we are really hoping she is ok.”
Steve and Tom waited until the ambulance arrived and the lady was taken to hospital. The police arrived shortly after, to log the incident and take Steve’s contact details.
Peter Nicholas, Schemes Delivery Manager, at Skanska, praised Steve and Tom’s actions: “Helping this distressed lady was really kind and demonstrates how living our values can make a difference to the communities where we work.”
Tom and Steve were presented with certificates by Skanska earlier this month.
John Henry Jnr, Director, John Henry Group, added: “Tom and Steve’s thoughtful actions and quick thinking might have potentially helped towards saving someone’s life.
“John Henry Group has recently been undertaking a major steps to ensure all staff are educated and trained in the importance of first aid provision as part of our focus on enhanced HSEQ standards.”
Picture: Steve Lander (left) and Tom Munnelly (right) with their certificates from Skanska. Photo credit thanks to Skanska.