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Are you Qualified to Perform First Aid in the Workplace?

Are you Qualified to Perform First Aid in the Workplace?

Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2016. -  
Are You Qualified? , Blog, First Aid

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1982 act requires all employers to have adequate eqipment, facilities and personnel in order to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if an injury takes place in the workplace.

The latest statistics from a HSE report recorded a total of 142 deaths in the workplace in the last year and nearly 1.2 million people suffer from a work-related illness each year.

Our infogram highlights aspects of the TQUK Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work course and what the responsibilities of a first aider role involves. 

Take our short quiz below to find out whether you're qualified to perform first aid in the workplace and what you need to know.

5 reasons why you should invest in your employee’s health and safety

5 reasons why you should invest in your employee’s health and safety

Date: Friday, 17 June 2016. -  
Blog, Courses, Training, Health & Safety, Manual Handling

 
Human error 
 
Accidents are far more likely to occur when people are working long and tiring shifts or are new to a role. New starters are always eager to impress and may be too afraid to ask that all important question about how to operate a piece of machinery resulting in disastrous consequences. Workers completing a long shift will be far more at risk of injury because they will become fatigued and lose sense of what they are doing. 
 

By investing in training you can successfully manage health and safety by removing risks and guarantying that all members of staff know how to conduct themselves and most importantly stay safe. 

Spot the difference: is your workplace fully equipped for first aid?

Spot the difference: is your workplace fully equipped for first aid?

Date: Wednesday, 15 June 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Courses, Training, Health & Safety, Fire Safety

You may have noticed a theme developing with our most recent blog posts. Yep, you guessed it employee and customer safety!  
 
Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive have shown that a whopping 611,000 workers were injured at work in the year 2014/15 and 142 people died as a result of injuries obtained in the workplace. Our goal is to educate readers about quick and effective methods to remove risks and drastically reduce this figure.
 
To reinforce our message that safety is paramount we have designed a series of images for you to spot the difference between a bog-standard office environment and a safe haven with everything you need to tackle medical emergencies and to manage health and safety.
 
Can you spot all 10 differences?
Safety First: are you doing enough to protect your employees?

Safety First: are you doing enough to protect your employees?

Date: Friday, 10 June 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators, Courses, Training

Regulations set out by the Health and Safety (First Aid) legislation of 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment to ensure that employees receive immediate attention if they are taken ill or are injured in the workplace.

It’s also important to introduce safety precautions and make sure that employees have access to equipment to provide unwell or injured members of staff with the treatment they need to make a speedy recovery.

But where do you start? Well, that’s where we come in! This handy flowchart will give you a quick oversight of everything you need to guarantee that your workplace meets all of the safety requirements and more. 

 

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