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We write about loads of different subjects; from workplace health and safety, to how to cook your food, and everything in between.

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CPR during the covid pandemic

CPR during the covid pandemic As you can imagine, for those providing CPR during the covid pandemic, this brings with it additional risks. During CPR, there is always the potential for rescuers to be exposed to bodily fluids, as providing…

Maintain your normal

Maintain your normal In today’s blog post I want to talk about things that you can do to help maintain a sense of normality, now that we are beyond the first couple of weeks of lockdown within the UK. The…

First aid certificate expiry

First aid certificate expiry [Updated 30th July 2020] First aid certificate expiry dates are probably not top of your list of things to think about & since the UK went into lockdown (23rd March if you’ve forgotten), we’ve all had…

Which First Aid Kit Do I Need?

Which First Aid Kit Do I Need? We’re always being asked about first aid kits & what people should have in them. Whether it’s for personal use, for vehicle or motorcycle use, shop floor, school or outdoor use, the possibilities…

The First Aid Needs Assessment

What is a First Aid Needs Assessment? Undertaking a first aid “needs assessment” is a critical part of everyone’s first aid preparation, from the young family to the multi-national business and everywhere in between. In this blog I’m going to…

Responder courses – FREC, FPOS or Something else?

Responder courses – FREC, FPOS or Something Else? Responder courses: If you “do” first aid, whether as a volunteer first responder or an event medic, then these are terms that you’ve probably heard of before. They’re acronyms relating to various…

No one should be restricted from learning

No one should be restricted from learning. A family friend of mine died recently, as a result of choking while having a meal with his wife and young family. This is absolutely tragic and my thoughts go out to his…

The Health & Safety Executive First Aid Bulletin

The Health & Safety Executive First Aid Bulletin Today (26th July 2019) the Health & Safety executive (HSE) issued their First Aid bulletin, in which they made some points expressly clear. Because these are publicly accessible, we’ve transcribed them here…

Women are less likely to survive a cardiac arrest

Women are less likely to survive a cardiac arrest Research published 22 May 2019 in the European Heart Journal reveals that women suffering a cardiac arrest are less likely to be resuscitated by bystanders, leading to decreased survival rates. Tragically,…

Fire Safety at Home

Fire Safety at home Sample text Fire Safety at home: Shocking figures have been released by the Home Office showing that last year, 248 people lost their lives due to a fire at home. Many of these could have been…

The Fire Safety Log book

The Fire Safety Log book This week, as part of my fire safety blog series, I’m looking into the Fire Safety Log book. If you’ve never heard of a fire safety log book, you may well be wondering what one…

Evacuation Chairs – What you need to know.

In this blog post I’m going to talk about evacuation chairs. There are lots of makes and models of evacuation chair on the market. You have probably already seen some in publicly accessible buildings such as hospitals, hotels, sports grounds and arenas; I’ve even seen one in my local Costa Coffee shop. In which case you might be wondering what an evacuation chair does, who it’s for and how you use it? So let’s start with the basics.

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