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Have you ever resuscitated a Ruby developer? Heimlich manoeuvred a Hadoop hacker? Applied a tourniquet to a tester in QA? If you, or someone you know in the IT industry, has performed a feat of first aid at work, St John Ambulance would like to hear from you.

The charity is seeking first-aid heroes of the tech sector for the annual St John Ambulance awards, which recognise those who use simple life-saving techniques in the workplace.

The awards also highlight businesses that take first aid seriously. The volunteer-led ambulance service is particularly soliciting entries from the IT industry, and are looking for nominations now. The deadline for submissions is 5pm 13 July, and entries can be filled out here.

This year’s awards ceremony will be hosted by professional bug gobbler Ray Mears, and will take place at the Lancaster London hotel on 19 November.

Skilled woodsman and survivalist telly star Mears said: "The skill to save a life is an essential one; you never know when you could find yourself faced with a situation where first aid is the difference between a life lost and a life saved. That’s definitely the case in the wilderness but also applies at home, in the office or your local neighbourhood."

Last year a wide range of technology organisations were nominated, including Integralis and Vodafone UK. CGGVeritas, which has an in-house trainer and bevy of first-aid volunteers, scooped the workplace award for technology. ®

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