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Donning and Doffing PPE Safely in First Aid Incidents

Healthcare staff take a great deal of care with the safe donning (putting on) and doffing (removing) PPE. You can see a video from Public Health England for healthcare workers below: However, these guidelines are difficult for a first aid worker to follow, as they may not have the same equipment as health care workers.…

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This is how to dial 999 when you’re too scared to speak out loud

This is how to dial 999 when you’re too scared to speak out loud This is how to dial 999 when you’re too scared to speak out loud We’ll you know about a little known way to let the emergency services know you are in trouble, but you cannot say anything. Knowing this simple tip…

Lessons from Life in Coronavirus Lockdown in Italy

Living in the Aosta Valley, the smallest and northwesternmost region of Italy, surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the Alps, always feels like a privileged situation to be in. But as the Coronavirus took hold in the north of the country through the later part of February and into the start of March,…

How many trained first aiders do I need in my workplace?

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 states that you must provide adequate and appropriate first aid coverage. This is vague by necessity, as the numbers of trained first aiders you will need depends upon the risks present in your particular workplace. As a starting point, we can group workplaces into general risk categories. Please…

First Aid for Skiers – 10 Essential Points to Remember

If you are planning on having fun on the slopes this winter ensure everyone stays safe by remembering these 10 things that will help to help prevent, or deal with any incidents. 1. Incident prevention Make sure that you have the right gear to stay warm and dry through the day. High-quality eyewear goes a long…

How do I set up a Driver CPC training centre?

You must get approval to run Driver CPC training courses. First, you must apply for approval for your training centre, which lasts 5 years. Second, you must apply for approval for each course you will run, which lasts one year. Once these are completed, you can run a Driver CPC training centre. However, you will…

Does my company need Emergency First Aid training for our drivers?

Put simply, all professional bus, coach and lorry drivers must hold a Driver CPC. The EU Directive 2003/59 requires that professional drivers must undertake 35 hours of periodic training within a five year period to retain their entitlement to drive. This directive came into effect in September 2008 for PCV drivers and September 2009 for…

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