Archive for the ‘First Aid’ Category

Schools can keep a spare Asthma Inhaler

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

From 1st October 2014 onwards schools in England and Wales are legally allowed to keep spare asthma inhalers for pupils. This is likely to be a big help to all of us who work in schools, teachers, classroom assistants, midday meal supervisors and welfare officers….


If there’s no first aid kit, how to improvise?

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

We all know that every workplace needs to have a first aid kit, with suitable equipment for treating injuries from accidents which could occur.

3 things you can do to improve your chances of surviving a cardiac arrest

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Remember there are many things which could cause a cardiac arrest – an asthma attack, severe allergy, blood loss, drowning and others.

A cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops pumping blood around the body and without any further help the result is fatal – but luckily there are several things you can do to improve your chances of survival.


What to do after providing first aid to somebody?

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Giving first aid to somebody might encompass a wide range of assistance ranging from potentially giving lifesaving treatments such as CPR, to providing care for minor grazes and scratches. But having provided first aid for somebody what should you do ? Here’s a guide to the important things you should do after giving first aid, whatever the situation.


First Aid for construction workers: what are the minimum requirements?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

In the construction industry, as with all other workplaces, there is a requirement for companies to provide first aid arrangements for their employees.