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  1. Asthma in Schools – the law has changed

    Asthma in Schools – the law has changed

        On average there are two children in every classroom in the UK with asthma – it affects 1 in 11 children and is the most common long-term medical condition. Students with asthma are allowed their own reliever inhaler in school – either on their person, or in a place easily accessible to them….

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  2. Did you know the HSE has updated their guidelines for workplace first aid kits?

    Did you know the HSE has updated their guidelines for workplace first aid kits?

    What has changed? The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have recently released an update to their First Aid at Work – Guidance on regulations. A section of this document focuses on first aid kits in the workplace. The HSE no longer list quantities of the individual first aid supplies required in a workplace first aid…

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  3. Fire hazards in the workplace

    Fire hazards in the workplace

    In order to reduce the risk of a fire happening in the workplace it is important to be aware of the fire hazards that exist and what can be done to eliminate or minimise these hazards. For a fire to start three elements are required – a source of ignition, fuel and oxygen. A fire…

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  4. What can being a first aid volunteer do for you?

    What can being a first aid volunteer do for you?

          Did you know that more than 14,000 people die each year in the UK as a result of an accident (RoSPA)   Life skills Learning basic first aid techniques can equip you with an important life skill by improving your knowledge of what to do in an emergency situation at home, in…

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  5. Winter First Aid: Refresh Your First Aid Knowledge

    Winter First Aid: Refresh Your First Aid Knowledge

      With temperatures across the UK plummeting in the last couple of weeks, winter has well and truly arrived, but is your winter first aid knowledge up to scratch to deal with the increased risks that this time of year brings? In this article, we’ll look at a few common hazards to be aware of…

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  6. NEW British Standard Motor Vehicle First Aid Kit

    NEW British Standard Motor Vehicle First Aid Kit

    Earlier this year the British Healthcare Trade Association (BHTA) announced the release of a new British Standard BS 8599-2. This new standard came into effect February 2014. It directly relates to Motor Vehicle First Aid Kits.   The new British Standard is seen as best practice. It is a comprehensive document that states what vehicles…

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  7. Health & Safety Law Poster – make sure you are compliant

    Health & Safety Law Poster – make sure you are compliant

      Displaying the new Health & Safety Law Poster You need to display a new version of the Health & Safety Law Poster by 5th April 2014. The 5 year grace period to update the old version expires after this date. Old Posters produced before 2009 will no longer be permitted and should be removed….

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  8. Customised training courses – Health, safety and first aid

    Customised training courses – Health, safety and first aid

      Customised training courses designed with you in mind   Every company, workplace, organisation and event is different and so is our approach to training. Varying levels of risk will be present depending on where you work. The HSE state you should complete a workplace risk assessment and first aid needs assessment. This will mean…

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  9. New first aid training has been rolled out

    New first aid training has been rolled out

    Gone are the days of HSE approved first aid training centres. The HSE no longer offer this approval process and have stepped away from having HSE approved centres. As laid out in the revised guidance to the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations; in a bid to open up the marketplace and allow greater flexibility…

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  10. Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and the law

    Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and the law

    The Law There is currently no legal obligation to ensure an AED is available in the workplace. Without common law making units mandatory, workplaces may feel reluctant to invest in an AED. However, there is good reason to consider a purchase if you have not already.   Typically these units retail for around £1000, depending…

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