Archive for the ‘First Aid’ Category

Schools can now keep spare allergy pens

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

New law for schools and allergies

A new law gives schools the ability to buy and keep spare adrenaline auto-injectors, often called Epipens, without a prescription.  These lifesaving gadgets can be used to treat pupils who have life-threatening allergic reactions to things such as peanuts, insect stings, soya and milk.

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Epipen at school. How you can help?

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Epipen devices have been in the news headlines recently for all the wrong reasons, but there are easy steps you can take if you have a pupil with an Epipen. Luckily you’re not expected to be a paramedic or doctor, just take some simple, common sense actions. (more…)

Office First Aid Kits

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Do you know where in the office your first aid kit is? Do you know what you should keep in it? This article explains everything and it could help save a life. Read more here. (more…)

First Aid: What is your Company’s Obligation?

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Safety in the workplace is important and it’s vital you know about your company’s legal obligations towards first aid. Find out more here. (more…)

First Aid Training: Dealing with Allergic Reactions in Schools

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Traditionally, schools have always provided staff with some first aid training to deal with pupils’ injuries and illnesses. In recent years, this has become ever more important with the rise in conditions such as allergic reactions in the nation’s children. Teachers and support staff could be faced with a child who goes from fit and healthy one moment to dangerously ill the next.

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