1. 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 automated external defibrillator (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…

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  2. Customised Training Courses – Health, Safety and First Aid

    Customised Training Courses – Health, Safety and First Aid

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

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  3. 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 of…

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  4. First Aid Courses Can Now be Split Over Non-Consecutive Days

    Safety First Aid Training is committed to help meet the requirements of each individual onsite booking. This includes where there is a need for carrying out a course on non-consecutive days. Consecutive training days for an organisation may be difficult to organise, and taking individuals out of work on consecutive days may not be feasible,…

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  5. Vinnie Jones’ Hard and Fast Hands-only CPR

    Vinnie Jones’ Hard and Fast Hands-only CPR

    Vinnie Jones shows how hard and fast Hands-only CPR to Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees can help save the life of someone who has had a cardiac arrest. The Hollywood hardman is starring in a British Heart Foundation TV advert urging more people to carry out CPR in a medical emergency. Watch it below….

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  6. Manual Handling Training in the Workplace

    Manual handling & the law The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) statistics suggest that lifting heavy objects in the workplace accounts for over 30,000 reported workplace injuries. That is three in ten reported injuries. As most workplace manual handling injuries resulted in over three days of sick leave, lost time to business accounts for 1.2…

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  7. Driver CPC – Certificate of Professional Competence

    Driver CPC was launched as an EU Directive 2003/59 and runs in line with a vocational driving licence. The training is intended for drivers of vehicles over 3.5 tonnes and passenger carrying vehicles (PCV) that hold 9 or more passengers. The aim of CPC training is to improve the skills and competence throughout a driver’s…

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  8. Safety First Aid Training to Offer QCF Courses

    Update on new first aid regulations Following our previous First Aid Regulation update article in March 2013, the HSE have been busy releasing further draft papers before officially submitting the revised Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations to parliament. A draft paper was released to stakeholders on 14th August 2013 with some minor amends to…

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  9. Hydrofluoric Acid and First Aid

    Hydrofluoric acid is a dangerous, corrosive and poisonous substance that can take the form of liquid or vapour. It has a number of industrial and commercial applications, and any workplace which stores and uses hydrofluoric acid must be prepared for the risks posed to employees by this substance. The dangers of exposure to Hydrofluoric Acid…

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  10. Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Facts

    Some questions and answers about AED units At Safety First Aid Training, we are strong advocates of defibrillators (AED’s) in the workplace. The price to pay for ensuring there is an AED unit in your workplace is minimal compared to the statistics that prove the effectiveness of these devices. For every minute that passes without…

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