Health & Safety

Do you know about Diabetes?

Do you know about Diabetes?

Rio Bray
Posted by: Rio Bray

Date: Thursday, 27 September 2018. -  
Blog, Health & Safety

Diabetes is a chronic illness, which causes a person’s blood glucose level to become too high. Sadly, more people than ever are suffering from diabetes, with over 4.6 million people living with this condition in the UK. While it is possible to live a normal life after a diabetes diagnosis, without the right treatment and care, there can be many health complications.

Trick or Treat..? Your Guide to a Safe Halloween

Trick or Treat..? Your Guide to a Safe Halloween

Sarah McLoughlin
Posted by: Sarah McLoughlin

Date: Wednesday, 11 October 2017. -  
Blog, Health & Safety

Children and adults alike love Halloween; dressing up, going out trick-or-treating and receiving an endless amount of Halloween candy.

Although the holiday comes with certain risks that you should be aware of and no, we are not talking about goblins or ghouls as health and safety risks pose an even scarier threat! Many of the hazards associated with Halloween can be avoided, ensuring a safe and Happy Halloween for everyone.

We share some of the risks involved with Halloween that can easily be forgotten about due to the excitement of dressing up and having fun at this time of the year. There is no reason why you cannot have fun whilst also being mindful of the fact that health and safety is paramount.

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, Online 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.

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