Cleaner and supervisor awarded for helping a train passenger

Cleaning Operative, Mike Johnson, and Night Shift Supervisor, Agnes Tomasko, based at Chester for Arriva Trains Wales (ATW), have won employee of the quarter following their actions on site.

Mike was on a night shift about to clean a train in the Chester depot when he spotted a male still on the carriage. After asking if he was ok, the passenger started to leave the train but he was showing signs of distress and holding his chest. Mike, with the assistance of Agnes, helped the passenger off the train where he collapsed on the platform and started having seizures. Utilising their first aid training, Mike and Agnes stayed with the passenger and made sure he was in a safe position to avoid any injuries whilst other members of staff went to call the emergency services.

The male had 3 seizures whilst waiting for paramedics to arrive and after hospitalisation they reported that although disorientated no injuries were sustained during his seizures.

Mike and Agnes were each awarded £20 in vouchers.