Only half of Britons have the confidence to administer emergency first aid.
According to a survey by the British Red Cross, too many people have a fear of taking action when someone needs help.
The report suggests that anyone finding themselves in a life-threatening emergency situation, there’s a 50-50 chance that someone will step forward to give first aid.
The British Red Cross’ head of first aid, Joe Mulligan, says the findings are alarming.
“We would all want someone to come to our aid if we were injured or ill, but the fact that so few people feel they have the knowledge and confidence to step in and help in the most serious first aid scenarios is concerning.