Tag: Emergency First Aid at Work

First Aid: Heart Attacks

What is a Heart Attack? A heart attack is a serious medical emergency in which the supply of the blood to the heart is suddenly blocked. This lack of blood may seriously damage the heart muscle and can be life threatening. Over time fat, cholesterol and other substances build up and form a plaque in […]

First Aid: Anaphylaxis

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What is Anaphylaxis? Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction, it can occur when someone is exposed to something they are allergic to (known as an allergen). Reactions normally begin within minutes and progress rapidly, but they can be delayed by up to 2-3 hours. Anaphylaxis is potentially life-threatening and always requires an emergency medical response. […]

First Aid: Hypovolaemic Shock

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The Effects of Bleeding In its most simple terms, air goes in and out, blood goes round and round – anything else is bad! We’ve already looked at what to do if someone has stopped breathing but what about someone who is bleeding? All bleeding will stop. Either through an intervention on our part or […]

Week Commencing 10/05/2021 – In The News

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Royal Mail To Trial Drones In Isles of Scilly The Royal Mail is to trial the use of drones to deliver health and safety equipment, COVID-19 testing kits and other items to the Isles of Scilly from mainland UK. It will be the first time an out-of-sight autonomous scheduled drone flight has been used between the UK mainland and an […]

Week Commencing 26/04/2021 – In The News

Factories emitting large amounts of smoke.

Major Surge in CO2 Emissions Expected As World Rebounds From Pandemic In last week’s news blog we reported that the UK government has set radical new climate change targets and recent data shows it is needed more than ever. According to The International Energy Agency (IEA), a surge of carbon emissions is predicted to occur […]

First Aid: What To Do When Someone is Choking

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We’ve all most probably watched Mrs Doubtfire, and remember the scene where the children, their mother and Pierce Brosnan are sat down for dinner in a restaurant. Pierce’s character swallows a king prawn and begins to choke before being saved by the main character, but how true to real life could this be? What is […]

Week Commencing 05/04/2021 – In The News

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Construction Firm & Director Sentenced After Worker Falls From Height A construction firm and its director have been fined after a self-employed labourer fell almost four meters through a fragile skylight on 22nd February 2019. He suffered head and facial injuries and was knocked unconscious. He spent nearly two weeks in hospital. An investigation by the HSE found that the work had not […]

Week Commencing 01/03/2021 – In The News

Metal

Metal Supplier Fined After Employee Suffers Multiple Fractures A metal supplier has been fined after an employee suffered multiple fractures to the hand and wrist when he was polishing a metal bar with a manual metalworking lathe. On 27 January 2019, an employee working for Timet UK Limited was using a manual metalworking lathe to […]

Week Commencing 22/02/2021 – In The News

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Lockdown Roadmap Announced The Government has announced its roadmap for gradually easing lockdown restrictions in England. It has four main steps: In the first step of the prime minister’s roadmap, all pupils in England’s schools are expected to return to class from 8 March, with mass testing and wider use of face masks in secondary schools. […]

Week Commencing 15/02/2021 – In The News

Factories emitting large amounts of smoke.

Toxic Air Puts Six Million at Risk of Lung Damage About six million people aged over 65 in England are at high risk of lung damage and asthma attacks because of toxic air, according to a new report from the British Lung Foundation (BLF) and Asthma UK. It also found that: Older people and those […]