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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. 
Fire Safety: why you should adopt a safety policy

Fire Safety: why you should adopt a safety policy

Date: Thursday, 02 June 2016. -  
Blog, Courses, Training, Fire Safety

Fire safety may not be something that crosses your mind on a daily basis but if you take a look around chances are that you will spot a fire extinguisher or smoke alarm in close proximity. They are ever present to prepare us for the event of a fire, alerting us as soon as possible and ensuring that we can evacuate the building as swiftly as possible. 
 
Without vital safety equipment and a strict fire safety procedure in place, there would be complete disarray that could lead to severe injuries or much worse. 
The ultimate guide to using a defibrillator

The ultimate guide to using a defibrillator

Date: Thursday, 26 May 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators, Courses, Training

Only 20% of people experiencing a cardiac arrest are in a shockable rhythm when the emergency services arrive at the scene. Without immediate treatment, a whopping 90 – 95% of people will die, which is why it’s so important to promote the use of public access defibrillators.
 
But when you have limited or no experiencing using a defibrillator, where do you start? At imperative training, it’s our mission to save lives and getting people up to speed on how to use defibrillators is top of our priorities. So first things first....
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