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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. 

 

The Festival Goer’s Survival Checklist

The Festival Goer’s Survival Checklist

Date: Tuesday, 07 June 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid

Can you believe that we’re halfway through the year already? But it’s not all bad, June marks the start of summer and as the weather heats up it’s the perfect time to pitch a tent, put on some wellies and throw some shapes to the sound of our favourite musicians. Yep, that’s right – festival season has arrived!

Right now your festival wardrobe may be top of your priorities but don’t forget about the important essentials you should be taking along with you too. Continue reading for a breakdown of everything you will need to stay safe and healthy.

World Heart Rhythm Week

World Heart Rhythm Week

Date: Monday, 06 June 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators

Heart rhythm problems affect more than two million people a year in the UK. Certain types of arrhythmia can lead to sudden cardiac arrest, which kills nearly 100,000 people in the UK every year. 
Many of these deaths could be prevented if heart arrhythmias were diagnosed earlier - this is where World Heart Rhythm Week comes in. 
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