First Aiders are very welcome to join GoodSAM. Here's how it works...
If you are a first aider - either through voluntary work such as St John Ambulance/the Red Cross or through work (e.g. Cabin Crew), then you are also very welcome to
sign up as a Responder
There are many forms of certification as a first aider and we have had to set rules about
the level of training that can be accepted. For example, there are online first aid courses
that enable people to print a certificate (with no assessment) at the end. Clearly that is not
We accept any Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 certificates i.e.
Membership card of St John or Red Cross
Evidence of work as Cabin Crew
Life Guard Certification
First Aid Certification (First Aid at Work or above)
First Aid Certification that reaches Health and Safety Executive Standards/Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (1981) (in UK or equivalent)
When you register your email address, it is best to use your work email, however the activation
code goes to this email address
hence if you don't have access to it, you may have to wait until you get to work.
Once you've got your activation code, activate
We then authenticate you (allow 72 hours) and you're good to go.
Please occasionally check that your Responder App is active with tracking enabled. We can't alert you if it isn't.
If you receive an alert you can either accept or reject it. If you have to reject it, don't worry, the next nearest
responder will be activated.
If you accept it then please make your way to the emergency as rapidly as possible.
Your phone will give you directions as well as information about the person you are attending.
Your skills rather than equipment are the most important thing you can bring - the ability to hold an
airway open and perform CPR. However, if you wish to carry medical equipment,
please check our equipment
Like any clinical interaction, it is essential you keep a record of what happened and what you did.
We have provided this in the form of a Mission Log which you have access to after your account has have been activated.
Please log in
and you would be able to access the logs from the "Manage" page.