This isn’t the first time Barclays colleagues have worked with BHF. In 2015 they helped us to run the 10 in 10 campaign, aiming to take 10,000 Barclays colleagues through CPR training in 10 days. By the end of the ten days the final number was 16,000 and at least 16 lives have been saved from the training that we know of, but it’s likely to be many more.

The restrictions the UK has faced over the last two years has had a huge impact on the training BHF usually provides. Two years without having access to face to face training for most of us has meant far fewer people know how to save a life if they’re faced with a CPR emergency.

Sadly, there are still more than 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK every year and tragically less than one in ten survive.

The BHF have been working hard to find new ways to teach people how to save a life, and they’ve gone digital. Who better to get help from when introducing a digital lifesaving tool than the Barclays Digital Eagles?

22 in 22

10 in 10 was a huge success, and we want to do it again – but better! Together, Barclays and the BHF are aiming to get a huge number of twenty-two thousand colleagues trained in 2022.

What would you do if somebody’s heart stopped? We’re asking all Barclays colleagues to take just 15 minutes to learn lifesaving CPR with the British Heart Foundation’s new RevivR tool.

What is CPR?

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It's when someone gives chest compressions to a person in cardiac arrest to keep them alive until emergency help arrives.

A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time – at home, work, or out in public.

Every minute without CPR or defibrillation can reduce the chances of survival by up to 10 per cent. The effective use of CPR and a defibrillator can more than double a person’s chances of survival in some cases.

And we know lives have been saved following interventions by Barclays colleagues trained in CPR, who witnessed cardiac arrests and stepped in.

Thanks in part due to campaigning by the BHF, CPR has recently been made part of the national curriculum in England for students aged 12+. Every local authority in Scotland has committed to teach CPR to their secondary school pupils, Welsh school children will be taught it from 2022, and all pupils in Northern Ireland aged 11-14 should be provided CPR training from the 2022/23 academic year.

woman kneeling on the floor performing chest compressions on a cushion

What is RevivR?

The BHF want to triple survival rates by 2030 and by learning CPR, we can help them achieve that. Giving CPR and using a defibrillator can more than double the chances of survival; RevivR will teach you how to recognise a cardiac arrest, give you live feedback as you practise chest compressions and show you how to use a defibrillator.

You never know when you might need to help save a life, but taking just 15 minutes to learn now will mean you’re ready for that day. The training can be taken an unlimited number of times and we want as many of our colleagues to learn these lifesaving skills as possible and then share the training with friends and family.

The training is easy, free and quick - all you need is your mobile phone and a cushion; in 15 minutes, you’ll have the confidence to step in and save a life in an emergency.

Using RevivR you’ll learn:
  • How to push on the chest so oxygen can get to the vital organs

  • How to recognise if someone is having a cardiac arrest

  • How to make an emergency call and get help

  • How to use a defibrillator


Watch this short video to see the training in action.


What are you waiting for? Follow the link below and in 15 minutes you could have the skills you need to save a life.