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Helping you learn more about first aid, fire safety and all things life-saving. This blog will give you, tips, advice, and techniques for being prompt and efficient when an emergency happens. Of course.. we want you to share this blog, not just for us but for every other person to help promote and up-skill them also.

Stopping Nose Bleeds?

Stopping Nose Bleeds?

It is very common when conducting a first aid class for us to get the wrong treatment suggested to help stop a nosebleed. For example, put butter on the nose, put your finger up there or even rub your left foot. The big one that we always get is tilt your head backwards! This seems […]

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Aspirin & Heart Attacks

Aspirin & Heart Attacks

Today is Monday the 15th January 2018, you woke up around 7.00am, you had your jam on toast like you do every morning and headed up upstairs to get clothed for work. However today, you struggle a little bit, it takes you a while longer than normal, a slight feeling of breathlessness and feeling of […]

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How to recognise and deal with a stroke

How to recognise and deal with a stroke

A stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. A stroke is a medical emergency and you need to act FAST, the quicker you act, the more of the person you can save. F – Facial weakness. Look at their eyes or mouth, they may […]

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5 steps to take if you come across a road collision

5 steps to take if you come across a road collision

With the darker, wetter and colder weather drawing in. The risk of road traffic collisions can rise significantly. With 176,500 casualties of all severities in the year ending June 2017 with 1,799 people killed from June 2015 to June 2017 on Britain’s roads. The likelihood of you coming across a crash at any severity is […]

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Rescue Breaths… Do They Matter?

Rescue Breaths… Do They Matter?

You may have seen recent TV adverts that instruct bystanders to concentrate solely on ‘hands-only CPR’. We have provided you with the British Heart Foundation advert below. The simple reasons for this, are that more people would be happy to undertake CPR without the potential risk of conducting mouth to mouth resuscitation, especially without the […]

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What’s the bystander effect?

What’s the bystander effect?

An interesting point was raised today whilst delivering a First Aid at Work Course. So unexpected we thought it best to bring it to the attention of you all. The question.. ‘Wouldn’t someone else just help first?’. What did he mean by this? We enquired further.. he believed that there would always be someone else […]

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To Tourniquet or Not to Tourniquet?

To Tourniquet or Not to Tourniquet?

 Everyone should have some basic first aid skills so they can assist the injured in the event of an emergency. With the heightened risk of terrorist attacks in the UK, shootings in the US and emergency incidents occurring daily across the globe, the ability to remain calm and apply simple lifesaving techniques can save lives […]

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