First Aid

Staying Safe this Halloween

Staying Safe this Halloween

Date: Monday, 26 October 2015. -  
Blog, First Aid

Trick or treat- things can get a little out of hand on Halloween. Children get a little giddy at the thought of how many sweets they will receive, bizarre games like bobbing apple are played and there’s often a few tricksters around armed with eggs shouting “mischief managed”.  

Halloween is a fantastic holiday, but when the ghosts, witches and zombies are out in full force please remember that the witching hour is dark and there are many things you must consider in terms of your child’s safety.

How to stop a child or infant from choking

How to stop a child or infant from choking

Date: Monday, 19 October 2015. -  
Blog, First Aid, Paediatric

According to a study published by the American Academy of Paediatrics, choking is the leading cause of death in children under four years old. At Imperative Training we are passionate about supplying people with the skills to save lives; therefore, we have compiled a step-by-step guide of the vital steps you must take if an infant or child is choking.  

First Aid and the Manufacturing Industry

First Aid and the Manufacturing Industry

Date: Tuesday, 22 September 2015. -  
Blog, First Aid, Health & Safety, Manual Handling

Within the manufacturing industry, many workplaces are considered high-risk environments due to the operation of machinery. Having an abundance of first aiders on site will ensure that swift action can be taken to assess the severity of an injury and carry out the appropriate measures so that the casualty has the best chance of recovery possible. 

How to Respond to a Medical Emergency

How to Respond to a Medical Emergency

Date: Wednesday, 16 September 2015. -  
Blog, First Aid

25% of people rely on passers-by to carry out first aid or wait for an ambulance. What if the casualty was in a critical condition and there was no one else around to come to their aid? What should you do?  

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