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.
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.
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.
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....