Heroes award spotlight on shortlisted individuals - Will Raiment
With just over 2 months to go until this year's Highways Heroes awards we showcase some of the individuals who the judges have shortlisted for the prestigious awards at this year's event.
The first of these is Will Raiment of Arcadis whose quick thinking not only saved a man's life but also helped to re-unite a family with a father and husband who found himself stricken at the side of the road.
Whilst out on a run, Will came across a male who had collapsed at the side of the road and who upon inspection was not breathing.
Will quickly acted to administer CPR to the person which he continued for five minutes until emergency serves arrived and took the individual, who by this point was now breathing again, for medical attention at a local hospital.
But Will's heroic actions did not stop there, he then used initiative to connect the individuals smart watch to his own phone and triangulate a common start point for his runs.
Passing this information to the police he was then able to reunite enable early contact with the family and enable the victim to have his family by his side as he received the care to aid his speedy recovery.
Speaking about Will's nomination, Stu Pollard. UK&I, Resilience Director, H&S said,
"Will used the technology available to him in a pressurised situation to connect to the family and make sure they were reconnected."
"It was Will's actions that meant that the family still had a husband and a father."
Taking place at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Soho on 30th November, the awards will not only recognise those who have gone above and beyond their duty, but also those that have helped someone or improved a situation, either in the communities they work in or to unconditionally support fellow workers in their team, with Will a special guest at the event where the achievements of our unsung heroes will be recognised.