Traffic safety: Rio gains 230 new Helmet Angels

Anjos de Capacete has just trained 230 iFood delivery drivers in traffic safety and first aid -- find out more about the program in this article.

This is the largest group of partners ever trained in traffic safety and first aid

The more orders iFood receives, the more delivery people walk the streets. And to grow safely, it is necessary to ensure that delivery partners are aware of the precautions they must take in transit, after all, training is combined with safer traffic.

This is the proposal of Helmet Angels, a pioneering program aimed at preventing accidents, traffic safety and training delivery drivers in first aid.

Today (2/12), the program forms new 230 Angels, who were certified in Rio de Janeiro — the largest group since the beginning of the project. Upon graduation, delivery drivers received basic first aid equipment, jackets and safety kits, as well as a training certificate.

“I feel safer. First aid is a learning experience that we can use in our personal lives, to help others on the street”, says partner Laison Oliveira da Silva Santos, who graduated from this new class.

“The expectations are good. In everyday life, a first aid course will help a lot, because sometimes it is necessary to help someone”, adds his colleague Pablo.

This new group will join another 300 cyclists and motorcyclists trained in São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Recife, João Pessoa and Maceió. They all wear white helmets, indicating that they are ready to provide assistance when they witness an accident.

To become a Helmet Angel, the delivery man or woman participates in a mandatory training course, carried out in partnership with city halls and other bodies such as Municipal Guards and SAMU. There are five hours of practical course, on average, to master the main first aid techniques, safe driving and good practices (and how to stay calm while in action).

After that, delivery drivers can complete the additional training stage, which is a 40-hour iFood Decola theoretical course, which covers topics such as fainting, diseases such as stroke and heart attack, emergency management and other first aid maneuvers.

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