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April 2, 2014

First Aid for construction workers: what are the minimum requirements?

In the construction industry, as with all other workplaces, there is a requirement for companies to provide first aid arrangements for their employees.



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March 11, 2014

CPR technique: why does it keep changing?

Everybody who goes on a first aid course learns how to do CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) – an important lifesaving technique. But why do the CPR methods taught on first aid courses change from time to time?



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January 30, 2014

How can I achieve my 1st aid certification?

Recently we have been asked this important question: “how can I achieve my 1st aid certification?”.



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January 15, 2014

What qualification do I need to offer myself as a private cook for lunches and dinners?

I would like to offer myself as a cook in private homes for lunches and / or dinners for up to ten people. What courses do I need to follow to get the right qualifications?



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November 20, 2013

Bleeding – how to help

Knowing how to help somebody who is wounded and bleeding is a vital first aid skill.  You might find yourself dealing with this sort of situation at work or at home, or even when you are out and about with friends and family.  



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November 11, 2013

Choosing the right 1st aider for your business: What skills should you be looking for?

Deciding who to choose as your company first aider is an important decision. Not only will they be getting mandatory certification, they could also be the difference between life and death in an emergency. Here are some skills you should look for in the person when making your choice.



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October 10, 2013

How to do CPR – a reminder

CPR is the most vital of all the first aid techniques you can learn.  CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) is the action you need to take if you discover somebody who has stopped breathing.



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August 13, 2013

First Aid for Schools: Responsibilities, Duties and Qualifications

HSE regulations dictate that all employers must provide for necessary first aid equipment and facilities in the work place. Even schools fall under this category and must therefore adhere to it.



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July 5, 2013

Public consultation on First Aid at work and HSE published guidance

Last year, a review of Health and Safety was commissioned by the Government, and this review recommended some changes in First Aid Regulations at work.



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March 19, 2013

Horse meat scandal: what is the impact on your food business?

The on-going Food Adulteration Scandal (aka the horse meat scandal) in Europe has already tarnished the image of quite a few big supermarkets;



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