HSE Says: “Mental Health Should Be Part of First Aid Needs Assessments”

The HSE has issued guidance to urge employers to consider the mental health needs of their workforce. It is suggesting that as part of an ‘employers first aid needs assessment’ an employer should consider having a staff member trained to identify mental health issues so they are able to support someone who might be experiencing…

HSE Warns That First Aid at Work Course Providers Are Not Meeting Standards

The latest eBulletin from the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has warned that some First Aid at Work (FAW) training providers are not meeting required standards – and may fail an HSE or local authority inspection. Employers are required to undertake due diligence when selecting their first aid training providers. This means ensuring that the…

Weever Fish – What to do if you get stung

Weever fish can deliver a nasty sting that can put an abrupt end to fun on the beach or in the surf. In this blog, we describe what you should do if you are stung, and how to avoid being stung by a Weever Fish. What are Weever Fish? The Weever Fish near the UK…

First Aid Acronyms Explained – MIST

MIST is an acronym used by first aiders when handing over a casualty to the next level of emergency care. This clinical handover in the trauma setting follows a standard format in order to prevent information being lost between casualty carers. The 4 parts of MIST are: Mechanism of injury Injuries found Signs and symptoms…

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Sepsis – What You Need To Know

What is Sepsis? Sepsis is a form of blood poisoning that is caused by the immune system over-reacting to an infection or injury. The reasons for this occurring are still not fully understood. Normally the immune system should fight an infection. But in the case of Sepsis, it attacks the organs and tissues of the…

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How to Help Someone Having a Stroke

How to Help Someone Having a Stroke? This post explains how to help someone who may be having a stroke. We regularly update our how to blogs, so bookmark this page for your future reference on how to help someone who may be having a stroke. Last Updated: 10 July 2019 How to Identify a…

999, 112, 111 or 101: Which Number is Best?

Most people in the UK are aware than in an emergency, you should call 999 to reach the fire, police or ambulance services. Yet, several new numbers have been introduced recently. Do you know which number you should call for the right assistance in an emergency? 999: Emergencies Only 999 has been used in the…

First Aid Course Reviews June 2019

Thank you to each of our students who took the time to complete their post course review & evaluation form. We are always happy to look through these and respond to any comments made. Each month we post these (good and bad) in a blog, so you can get a sense of how we are…

Weil’s Disease and Leptospirosis – What you need to know

What are Leptospirosis and Weil’s Disease? Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection contracted from leptospires that exist in the urine of mammals such as rats, cattle, sheep and dogs. Rats are considered the main agent of infection as they urinate as they run, marking their territories as they go. The leptospires from the urine can then…

First Aid Course Reviews May 2019

Thank you to each of our students who took the time to complete their post course review & evaluation form. We are always happy to look through these and respond to any comments made. Each month we post these (good and bad) in a blog, so you can get a sense of how we are…

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