February 4, 2020

What to Expect on a First Aid Course

Whether you are going to take the full 3-day First Aid at Work course, the popular 1-day Emergency First Aid at Work or any of the specialist Paediatric First Aid courses, you are most likely doing to via your employer or workplace.  This is because employers have a legal obligation to provide first aid for […]


October 4, 2017

Schools can now keep spare allergy pens

New law for schools and allergies A new law gives schools the ability to buy and keep spare adrenaline auto-injectors, often called Epipens, without a prescription.  These lifesaving gadgets can be used to treat pupils who have life-threatening allergic reactions to things such as peanuts, insect stings, soya and milk.


April 21, 2017

Office First Aid Kits

Do you know where in the office your first aid kit is? Do you know what you should keep in it? This article explains everything and it could help save a life. Read more here.

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April 5, 2017

First Aid: What is your Company’s Obligation?

Safety in the workplace is important and it’s vital you know about your company’s legal obligations towards first aid. Find out more here.

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March 27, 2017

First Aid Training: Dealing with Allergic Reactions in Schools

Traditionally, schools have always provided staff with some first aid training to deal with pupils’ injuries and illnesses. In recent years, this has become ever more important with the rise in conditions such as allergic reactions in the nation’s children. Teachers and support staff could be faced with a child who goes from fit and […]

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June 21, 2016

A Day in the Life of a Food Safety Trainer

As a food safety trainer for Carlton Training everyday is different and there isn’t a “typical” day. My role means that I can be running a food safety or food hygiene class in our Central London training centre one day, travelling to a rural “country house” hotel the next day to provide staff training and […]

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October 3, 2014

Schools can keep a spare Asthma Inhaler

From 1st October 2014 onwards schools in England and Wales are legally allowed to keep spare asthma inhalers for pupils. This is likely to be a big help to all of us who work in schools, teachers, classroom assistants, midday meal supervisors and welfare officers….

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July 3, 2014

If there’s no first aid kit, how to improvise?

We all know that every workplace needs to have a first aid kit, with suitable equipment for treating injuries from accidents which could occur.

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June 1, 2014

3 things you can do to improve your chances of surviving a cardiac arrest

Remember there are many things which could cause a cardiac arrest – an asthma attack, severe allergy, blood loss, drowning and others. A cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops pumping blood around the body and without any further help the result is fatal – but luckily there are several things you can do to […]


May 7, 2014

What to do after providing first aid to somebody?

Giving first aid to somebody might encompass a wide range of assistance ranging from potentially giving lifesaving treatments such as CPR, to providing care for minor grazes and scratches. But having provided first aid for somebody what should you do ? Here’s a guide to the important things you should do after giving first aid, […]

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