If there’s anything that Olympic athlete Zoe Gillings-Brier has taught us it’s that safety is paramount when competing in an extreme sport such as snowboarding.
Zoe recognises that training to a high level of intensity can put a real strain on your ticker and the importance of safeguarding against cardiac arrest in the same way you would carry a first aid kit to treat a wound or broken bones. For this reason, Zoe reached out to us in search of a life-saving defibrillator to protect herself and her team when on the slopes and travelling to competitions.
If you’re participating in extreme sports it’s useful to familiarise yourself with AED access points at sport centres and gyms as well as develop your understanding of how to treat injuries to protect yourself and others.
But where do you start? Well, the purpose of this blog post is to educate you about different first aid methods to master before you even think about scaling that wall or whizzing down the ski slopes, so first things first....
Accidents are far more likely to occur when people are working long and tiring shifts or are new to a role. New starters are always eager to impress and may be too afraid to ask that all important question about how to operate a piece of machinery resulting in disastrous consequences. Workers completing a long shift will be far more at risk of injury because they will become fatigued and lose sense of what they are doing.
By investing in training you can successfully manage health and safety by removing risks and guarantying that all members of staff know how to conduct themselves and most importantly stay safe.
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.