5 Top Golf Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Injuries during sporting activities are common but they are avoidable. Follow this regularly updated guide (last updated April 2019) to prevent the most common golfing injuries. Although golf is widely classified as a low impact sport, poor form and a lack of stretching can lead to injury. The five more common injuries are: Low Back…

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Myths of football first aid – can you swallow your tongue?

Can You Swallow Your Tongue? The short answer is No! ‘Swallowing your tongue’ is an urban myth that describes a casualty’s airway being blocked by their tongue. However we regularly hear football commentators on the TV say that the physio, as they run on the pitch, will need to be careful. In case the unconscious…

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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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