First Aid

Why retailers should train their staff to provide first aid for customers

Why retailers should train their staff to provide first aid for customers

Date: Tuesday, 10 May 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Courses, Training

In busy convenience stores, it’s all go. Mums are racing around the aisles trying to do a weekly shop in record time, children are in ninja mode stealthily putting sweets into the basket unnoticed, and staff are constantly on the move restocking shelving and directing customers to checkout areas - there’s always a constant flurry of activity.  
 
Quite often in the hustle and bustle of your store, accidents will occur and unfortunately cannot be avoided no matter how many health and safety policies you have in place. All it takes is an avalanche of apples, a spillage in aisle 12 or a puddle from wet weather conditions to cause an injury.
 
Serious medical emergencies that you have no control of may also occur which is why it is vital that you have qualified first aiders on duty to deal with a crisis protecting both customers and members of staff.
 
The Retailers Guide to Enhancing Customer Safety

The Retailers Guide to Enhancing Customer Safety

Date: Tuesday, 03 May 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Health & Safety

There are many hazards that can be identified in the retail sector that put both staff and members of the public at risk of injury; for instance produce can fall off shelving creating spillages, weather conditions can cause slippery surfaces at main entrances and trailing cables from cleaning equipment can create trip hazards.

Heart attacks vs cardiac arrest: the key differences

Heart attacks vs cardiac arrest: the key differences

Date: Tuesday, 19 April 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators

On numerous occasions, we have seen coverage in the media about someone dying of a suspected heart attack. This diagnosis isn’t entirely accurate because although heart attacks are life threatening they do not result in death. However, a heart attack can develop into a cardiac arrest that if untreated within a few minutes can result in imminent death.

When it’s a matter of life and death, it is important to understand the differences between these two conditions to ensure that the emergency service team get an accurate briefing before they arrive at the scene. Read on to increase your understanding of the important differences between a heart attack and cardiac arrest:

First Aid: as easy as DR ABC

First Aid: as easy as DR ABC

Date: Thursday, 07 April 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Courses, Training

Would you know what to do if you found a seriously injured casualty lying on the ground? Some people may become paralyzed with fear but with a few simple steps, your good deed will go a long way, providing the emergency service team with the vital information they need to take immediate action.

After reading this blog post you will see that first aid really is as easy as DR ABC.

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