First Aid

World Mental Health Day 2017

World Mental Health Day 2017

Sarah McLoughlin
Posted by: Sarah McLoughlin

Date: Monday, 09 October 2017. -  
Mental Health First Aid, Blog, First Aid

10th October is World Mental Health Day and this year marks the 25-year anniversary, the World Federation for Mental Health founded the awareness day in 1992. For 25 years, the aim of the day has been to raise awareness of mental health issues that can affect anyone at any time.

This year’s theme is ‘workplace wellbeing’ and given how much time the average person spends at work, it is important for our physical and mental health to find a healthy and rewarding environment.

So, whether you are an individual looking to boost your own wellbeing or an employer that wishes to support your staff, we share a few ways that you can get involved. 

Strictly First Aid Tips

Strictly First Aid Tips

Sarah McLoughlin
Posted by: Sarah McLoughlin

Date: Thursday, 28 September 2017. -  
Blog, First Aid

The sparkle of Strictly Come Dancing has once again returned to our screens along with an array of shimmies and side steps.

Every move may have been perfected on the opening night, however, behind the scenes has proven to be a bit more chaotic with several injuries already reported.

With foot injuries, aches and pains being the most common as a result of training sessions, Charlotte Hawkins also suffered a painful neck injury ahead of the first show. Such injuries can be treated using PRICE therapy for two to three days. It is important to take care when treating dance injuries in order to control the inflammation and pain immediately, leading to a more swift recovery.

Health or Wealth? 5 Reasons to Invest in First Aid Training for your Work staff

Health or Wealth? 5 Reasons to Invest in First Aid Training for your Work staff

Sarah McLoughlin
Posted by: Sarah McLoughlin

Date: Thursday, 21 September 2017. -  
Blog, First Aid, Manual Handling

Workplace First Aid Training is crucial for all work staff regardless of the sector that the business is in to help prevent workplace injuries. Legal requirements place a duty on all employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all employees whilst at work. By investing in First Aid Training for your work staff, you are subsequently investing in your business and showing that you care.

Essential First Aid: How to help a choking victim

Essential First Aid: How to help a choking victim

Sarah McLoughlin
Posted by: Sarah McLoughlin

Date: Thursday, 31 August 2017. -  
Blog, First Aid, First Aid Emergencies, Health & Safety

You and a friend are eating lunch together and you suddenly see them grab their throat and begin to panic. You realise that they are, in fact, choking. Would you know how to help in this situation?

Choking occurs as a result of a partially or fully blocked airway. Choking in adults most commonly occurs when food becomes stuck in the wind wipe, reducing the airflow and as a result, leaves the victim struggling to breathe. A serious lack of airflow brought on by choking can cause brain damage or even death by asphyxiation.  

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