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What to do when Asthma Attacks

What to do when Asthma Attacks

Sarah McLoughlin
Posted by: Sarah McLoughlin

Date: Friday, 02 March 2018. -  
Blog, First Aid, First Aid Emergencies

With the cold and stormy weather we are experiencing, people will become affected in a number of different ways. Commuters may struggle to get to work for instance, and it is likely that asthma sufferers will be affected by the extreme weather conditions.

Asthma is a condition that affects the airways of the lungs, causing them to tighten and go into spasm, making it difficult to breathe. Asthma attacks can be triggered by allergies, stress, exercise, colds and changes in temperature. 

What you should find in your First Aid Kit

What you should find in your First Aid Kit

Sarah McLoughlin
Posted by: Sarah McLoughlin

Date: Thursday, 15 February 2018. -  
Blog, First Aid, First Aid Emergencies

A first aid kit is an essential piece of equipment to have in all public places to ensure that any minor injuries are treated effectively.

It is important to have a well-stocked first aid kit at your workplace and home to be able to deal with minor accidents and injuries straightaway.

How to act FAST: Recognising the Signs of a Stroke

How to act FAST: Recognising the Signs of a Stroke

Sarah McLoughlin
Posted by: Sarah McLoughlin

Date: Friday, 09 February 2018. -  
Blog, First Aid Emergencies

Every five minutes, someone suffers with a stroke in the UK. Strokes can affect anyone at any time but are more likely to occur if the victim is over 65.

A stroke is a serious medical condition that requires urgent medical attention so it is important to act FAST.

Pump the Iron... With a Manual Handling Course

Pump the Iron... With a Manual Handling Course

Sarah McLoughlin
Posted by: Sarah McLoughlin

Date: Friday, 02 February 2018. -  
Blog, Courses, Manual Handling

Incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work and this accounts for over a third of all workplace accidents.

This results in employees taking time off meaning that employers will potentially have pay sick pay and find cover during this time which is not ideal for either parties.

Injured staff will also mean that the workplace is less productive, so ultimately, less profitable too. 

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