A first aid charity has launched a smartphone app to help reduce the number of farmers and workers killed or injured on
The app, from St John Wales, gives advice on dealing with conditions associated with common farm accidents, including severe bleeding, crush injuries and amputations.
The app also gives general first aid advice such as dealing with burns and scalds and administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
The technology has been designed to work in rural areas even where there is no internet access.
Up to 50 workers are killed on British farms every year, a figure that's higher than both construction and manufacturing.
"We want to equip farmers with the skills needed to save a life,'' said
"Our vision is to have a first aider on every street in
St John Wales also runs first aid training courses specifically aimed at farmers, focusing on the treatment of common farming injuries.
The smartphone app was funded and developed by BT and can be downloaded by going to www.stjohnwales.org.uk.
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