First Aid

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.  

Workplace Safety 101

Workplace Safety 101

Sarah McLoughlin
Posted by: Sarah McLoughlin

Date: Thursday, 24 August 2017. -  
Blog, First Aid, Training, Health & Safety, Manual Handling

It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure all employees are kept save at work. Regardless of the environment you work in whether it’s an office building or a construction site, health and safety is an essential for all workplaces.

Long Hot Summer: Staying Safe in the Sun

Long Hot Summer: Staying Safe in the Sun

Jenny Brannan
Posted by: Jenny Brannan

Date: Thursday, 17 August 2017. -  
Blog, First Aid, First Aid Emergencies

Most people will want to make the most of the warm summer months by using the soaring temperatures to get a sun-kissed tan, whether that’s abroad or here in the UK. 

Essential First Aid: Treating Heat Stroke

Essential First Aid: Treating Heat Stroke

Jenny Brannan
Posted by: Jenny Brannan

Date: Thursday, 27 July 2017. -  
Blog, First Aid, First Aid Emergencies

When you’re on holiday, it’s easy to stay out in the sun for extended periods of time, especially if you’re British! We don’t see the sun that often and when we’re on holiday, we want to make the most of it. 

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