Meet The Team – Lorna Keighren

Meet the Team – Lorna Keighren Our Meet the Team series – Lorna Keighren I am Lorna, the Co-operative’s Office Manager.  I’m the person at the other end of the telephone or email, helping you arrange your First Aid Course.  At the moment I am based between our main office in Scotland, and our smaller office in…

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Meet the Team – Alan Dobie

Meet The Team – Alan Dobie Our meet the team series – Alan Dobie I’m sometimes asked during the cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) session “Have you ever had to do this for real?” My answer is “No I haven’t and I hope I never have to! However, if I do ever come across a cardiac arrest casualty…

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How to recognise diabetes hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)

How to recognise diabetes hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) How to recognise diabetes hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) Diabetes results in an imbalance of the levels of sugar in the blood. Commonly we see hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels) and occasionally we may see hyperglycemia (high blood…

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Meet The Team – Will Manners

Meet The Team -Will Manners Our meet the team series – Will Manners I have been involved in adventure activities through my work and pastimes for all of my working life (35 years – gulp!).  Inevitably by being very active and travelling a lot (UK as well as overseas) I have come across plenty of…

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HSE Health and Safety Statistics 2017/18

HSE Health and Safety Statistics 2017/18   Health and safety statistics 2017/18 published by the HSE   Each year the HSE produces a list of the main reported accidents and incidents from across the UK. This gives us a good snapshot of what commonly happens in the workplace, and can hopefully help to reduce accident…

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Dangers of using a Kelly kettle

Dangers of using a  Kelly kettle A Kelly Kettle is a portable device for boiling water outdoors. It uses twigs and other small combustible materials in a small fire chamber to heat water in a water jacket. They are also called various names including – Storm Kettle, Ghillie Kettle, Thermette and Volcano Kettle. The Kelly…

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What is First Aid? A Simple Definition

What is First Aid? There are many answers to the question!   Here are a range of definitions we have come across. Definition 1: “Emergency care or treatment given to an ill or injured person before regular medical aid can be obtained.” Definition 2: “First aid is emergency care given immediately to an injured person.…

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How to deal with a minor amputation

How to deal with a minor amputation How to deal with a minor amputation Minor amputation can be caused in a number of ways including: Industrial accidents while working with certain equipment and tools Assaults due to street fights (knife attacks), domestic violence Car or vehicular accidents Falling of heavy and sharp objects Hands or…

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Are you a lone worker? Are you safe?

Are you a lone worker? Are you safe? Are you a lone worker? Are you safe? New figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that approximately 20% of the UK workforce are lone workers. The growth in numbers to over 6 million people is due to more flexible working conditions, working from…

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Meet The Team – Marianne Borland

Meet The Team – Marianne Borland Our meet the team series – Marianne Borland The best trainer team always requires the best support team. I am an administration assistant at the Co-operative starting early in 2018. My main roles are processing the first aid paperwork from courses, keeping in touch with venues, updating courses details on…

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