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How to manage your health and safety

How to manage your health and safety

Date: Friday, 04 March 2016. -  
Blog, Courses, Training

The introduction of health and safety dates back to 1802 with the Factory Act, the UK’s first law protecting the welfare of people at work.  This act prohibited pauper apprentices from night work and working hours were reduced to 12 hours a day.

During the 1800s factory workers were at high risk of severe injury due to the operation of machinery without safeguards and clumsiness linked with long hours and fatigue. Thankfully, we have come a long way since then but health and safety measures are still crucial and the safety and welfare of employees should be top of the agenda. 

How to treat a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)

How to treat a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)

Date: Thursday, 03 March 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators

A sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) often occurs without any warning when the electrical activity of a heart becomes so chaotic that it stops pumping blood around the body. In the UK, there are 30,000 cardiac arrests each year out of hospital, and only one in 10 victims survive to be discharged.

When someone suffers an SCA, every minute that goes by without them receiving help decreases their chance of survival by 10%.  Even an untrained person can take action to help someone suffering from an SCA, help which could potentially be life saving. 

Secondary School Admissions: factors you should be considering before an appeal.

Secondary School Admissions: factors you should be considering before an appeal.

Date: Thursday, 03 March 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators, Paediatric

On Tuesday the 8th March, approximately 554,000 school children will find out if they have been offered a place at their preferred secondary school.

Due to a surge in the population, the competition is fierce with the most sought after schools under a great deal of pressure.  After 70% of local authorities saw an increase last year in the number of parents whose child lost out on their top choice; it is likely that many parents will be appealing this year’s result in the hope that their children will become a top achiever at their chosen school.

We urge you to take a look at the bigger picture because the quality of a school shouldn’t be evaluated solely on the performance of the pupils in their GCSEs and A-levels. Other factors must be considered such as the schools performance in the Ofsted report and most importantly whether your child will be safe in their hands.

How to recognise the signs of a stroke

How to recognise the signs of a stroke

Date: Tuesday, 23 February 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Training

A stroke is a life-threatening condition that is most common in people aged over 65, but can occur at any time in life, including childhood and infancy. Every year, about 152,000 people in the UK suffer from some kind of stroke and it is the fourth single largest cause of death in the UK. 

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