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  1. Spotting Scarlet Fever Symptoms

    Spotting Scarlet Fever Symptoms

    The UK is currently experiencing its worst outbreak of scarlet fever in 40 years, so now is a good time to learn more about this contagious illness, especially if you’re a parent, teacher or childcare worker. Scarlet fever usually affects children (though can infect adults too) and can be distressing. While it was a serious…

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  2. How does a first aid course for children differ from an adult’s?

    How does a first aid course for children differ from an adult’s?

    Safety First Aid Training offer both workplace first aid courses, which are focused on adult casualties, and paediatric first aid training courses, which focus on children and infants. You might wonder why there are separate courses for adults and children. The short answer is that in some key areas, the advice for children is different…

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  3. Do you know how to perform CPR on a baby?

    Do you know how to perform CPR on a baby?

    If your baby stopped breathing, would you know what to do? It’s a situation that all parents hope they’ll never face, but it pays to be prepared. With a baby on the way, at the end of February former wrestler and actor Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) posted on Instagram about how he and his family…

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  4. Would you recognise an epileptic seizure?

    Would you recognise an epileptic seizure?

    Understanding epilepsy Most of us will have some awareness of what epilepsy is, but what you may not know is that anyone could have a single epileptic seizure at some point in their lives. What is an epileptic seizure? Epileptic seizures are caused by a disturbance in the brain’s electrical activity. There are different kinds…

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  5. Dennis, our senior trainer, has been admitted to the Order of St John!

    Dennis, our senior trainer, has been admitted to the Order of St John!

    In recognition of his voluntary first aid work, earlier this year our senior trainer, Dennis Outram, was appointed by HM the Queen as a Serving Brother of the Order of St John! He was officially presented with his award on the 20th of March at the St John Priory Church in London by Surgeon Rear Admiral…

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  6. Fire Safety in the Workplace

    Fire Safety in the Workplace

    In order to improve fire safety in the workplace, it is important to be aware of all existing fire hazards and the steps you can take to eliminate or minimise these hazards. You must also have an evacuation plan in place and ensure all employees are aware of the steps they must take in the…

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  7. 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. This includes a change to their recommendations for first aid kit contents. The HSE no longer list quantities of the individual supplies required in a workplace first aid kit. Instead, the…

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  8. What Can Being a Volunteer First Aider Do for You?

    What Can Being a Volunteer First Aider 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) As a first aider on the scene of an accident, your training could save lives. But becoming a first aider is also brilliant for your own personal development too. Life skills Learning basic…

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  9. 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. However, the…

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  10. 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 brings? In this article, we’ll look at a few common hazards to be aware of during the winter months….

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