All Terrain Vehicles – accidents, injuries and first aid.

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are used in a variety of work and leisure settings. There are various types of ATVs, the main ones being ‘sit astride’, ‘sit-in’ and ‘skid steer’ the latter being either wheeled or tracked vehicles.  They are primarily used off road and they are fun to use! However, they are potentially very dangerous…

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Top 10 things horse riders need to know about Air Jackets and Air Vests

Top 10 things horse riders need to know about Air Jackets and Air Vests Air jackets/vests are made with airbags which inflate when the rider is thrown from the horse. The vests have a lanyard that attaches to the saddle or stirrup bars When a rider falls from the saddle, the lanyard triggers the activation…

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The latest news from Medi-K founders, Kay and Ian Patterson

Medi-K and First Aid Training Co-operative started working together in July 2020. Six months on we thought you might like to hear how Kay and Ian are doing? To do that we are going to take you back 12 months to the start of the Covid pandemic to give some context. As the Coronavirus (Covid-19)…

Angina – signs, symptoms and treatment

Angina – signs, symptoms and treatment Updated January, 2021. Angina is chest pain that occurs when the blood supply to the muscles of the heart is restricted. It usually happens because the arteries supplying the heart become hardened and/or narrowed. The pain is usually triggered by physical activity or stress and typically only lasts for…

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Top 12 things horse riders need to know about Body Protectors

Top 12 things horse riders need to know about Body Protectors Body protectors are foam filled vests designed to reduce the risk of injury to the upper body of the rider. Testing procedures suggest that the force of impact transmitted to the body will be reduced from falls on flat surfaces as well as there…

Heart Attacks and Chest Pain – what you should know.

Heart Attacks and Chest Pain – what you should know.  A heart attack is a serious medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood clot in one of the vessels in the heart.   It often comes on suddenly and with no prior warning. Considerable pain…

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Top 10 things horse riders need to know about accident reporting

Top 10 things horse riders need to know about accident reporting The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states that it is good practice for first aiders and appointed persons to record incidents that required their attendance. First-aiders should record of any treatment administered including the date, venue, person’s name and job, injury, treatment and/or advice,…

riddor and accident reporting

Top 10 things horse riders need to know about RIDDOR

Top 10 things horse riders need to know about RIDDOR RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) Under these regulations certain specified injuries /events have to be reported to the Health and Safety Executive. These include; fractures, other than to fingers, thumbs and toes amputations any injury likely…

The Top 5 Christmas holiday First Aid incidents

Keep your Christmas activities memorable for all the right reasons! Many accidents happen at this time of year due to changes in our home arrangements plus more risks with fires, burns, trips and falls, heart problems plus the winter environment outside. Being aware of the risks is the first step to preventing them! Here’s our…

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