Updates to First aid at work: Guidance on regulations (L74)

This blog breaks down the changes made in the most recent update to first aid at work guidance. These updates do not change what is required to comply with the law. Mental Health The updates to the guidance emphasise employers’ responsibilities to take account of employees’ mental health when conducting their first aid needs assessment. […]

Mobile Workforce Toolbox Talk

This blog can be delivered to your staff as a Toolbox Talk. If you require a specific Toolbox Talk for your workplace, please feel free to get in touch.  Reason: Mobile workers, and those who work with them, can be exposed to a range of risks. It is important to help prevent incidents while driving, […]

Paediatric First Aid: What You Need to Know

Paediatric first aid refers to the first aid training specifications set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework (EYFS), which are tailored to ensure those holding a paediatric first aid certificate have the skills needed to administer first aid to a child or baby. It is the responsibility of the employer within any […]

Week Commencing 06/02/2023 – In The News

New lifesaving defibrillators fitted in more than 200 high street stores New lifesaving defibrillators have been fitted in more than 200 high street stores across the UK and staff are being trained in how to use them. The equipment is being fitted in all O2’s owned stores in the UK as part of a partnership […]

First Aid: First Aid Kits and Additional Content

It’s that time of year again, when children of all ages start writing their lists ready for the big day. In years gone by, this used to be in the form of circling the items in an Argos catalogue, for which I suppose the modern equivalent is sending links from Amazon (other shopping sites are […]

First Aid: PPE & First Aid

PPE, as we know, is the last line of defence when looking at control measures for hazards. PPE should be selected on its suitability for the wearer and compatibility with the task being conducted and other PPE that may be worn. PPE therefore can present some challenges to the first aider responding to an incident […]

Safety Spotlight: CPR Essentials, Health and Safety Site Induction, and Personal Protective Equipment

As part of October’s Hazard of the Month, Injury, we’re highlighting three key areas: CPR Essentials, Health and Safety Site Induction, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). CPR Essentials Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, also known as CPR, is a potentially life-saving emergency procedure, as it can buy enough time for the emergency services to reach the scene of […]

First Aid: Burns

Burns can occur in any workplace; each year some 13,000 burns injuries are treated in British hospitals and around 200 people die from burn-related injuries. A third of adult burns are work-related. As these figures only represent those burns that are treated in hospital, the actual figure is potentially much higher. What Can Cause Burns? […]

First Aid: Amputations and Lost Teeth

HSE accident statistics tell us that in the reporting year 2020/2021 there were 456 reported amputation injuries in the workplace. Historically this figure has been around the 580 mark, so taking into account reduced access to work thorough the Covid-19 pandemic reducing this figure, statistically the chances of an amputation in the workplace are relatively […]

First Aid: Falls From Height, Spinal Injuries and Manual In-line Stabilisation

Every day in the UK 2-3 people will suffer spinal cord injuries. While some of these are caused by non-traumatic causes, the majority are caused by road traffic incidents, falls or sporting activities. Falls from height are one of the most prevalent causes of work-related injuries and deaths, responsible for over 20% of deaths in […]