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  1. 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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  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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  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 brings? In this article, we’ll look at a few common hazards to be aware of during the winter months….

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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 in February 2014. It directly relates to Motor Vehicle First Aid Kits. The new British Standard represents best practise. It is a comprehensive document that states what vehicles should carry…

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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 If you employ someone, you will need to display the latest version of the Health & Safety Law Poster by 5th April 2014. Old Posters produced before 2009 will no longer be permitted and should be removed. The newer style replaces the old poster and contains…

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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