Tag: Emergency First Aid at Work

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 […]

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

A wind turbine in a field surrounded by mountains.

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

A medical worker wearing a face mask and protective eyewear..

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 […]

Week Commencing 08/02/2021 – In The News

The Rishiganga river in Chamoli district on 9 February, with debris from the hydroelectric plant visible.

Denmark To Build Landmark Energy Hub in the North Sea Denmark has reached a landmark agreement on the construction of an energy hub in the North Sea. The energy hub will be an artificially constructed island 80 kilometres from the shore of the peninsula Jutland. Around 200 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 3 […]

Week Commencing 18/01/2021 – In The News

The inside of a factory

Nestlé Fined After Worker Traps Arm in Machine Nestlé UK Ltd has been sentenced for breaching health and safety regulations after an employee was dragged into a machine on the production line of their Albion Mills site in Halifax. While observing the operation of the After Eight production machine, the technical operator placed his right […]

Safety Spotlight – CPR Essentials and Communication Skills

CPR Essentials When serious injuries occur in the workplace, the administration of first aid as soon as possible gives the injured person the best chance of recovery, and in some cases, survival. Being able to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), which combines chest compressions with rescue breaths, can save a person’s life through buying time for the […]

How to Keep Employees Safe in the Workplace and at Home

A red first aid bag and stethescope against a white background.

Risks Still Exist Despite a lot of us working from home this month, construction sites, factories and similar workplaces are still open and thus at risk of workplace accidents. It is also important to be aware that for those working at home, health and safety requirements should be integrated into the home working environment through […]