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The benefits of online first aid training

22-10-2015

Photo shows a man using a laptop at homeWhile children will all receive first aid training at school, it is important that adults are also first aid trained. Whether you have never received any training at all, or your existent knowledge is out of date, bridging that skills gap has become easier than ever with online e-learning courses. T…

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The importance of first aid refresher courses

27-10-2014

Photo shows a first aid kitTraining your employees on the importance of first aid in the office is essential in creating a safe workplace. It is against the law for employers to not provide adequate and appropriate personnel, equipment and facilities needed to ensure their staff receive immediate attention if they are injured…

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First aid in the office: why it’s important

27-06-2014

Photo shows a hand holding a metal heartIn the UK alone, there is a killer responsible for the deaths of 140,000 people each year. It is a spree unrivalled by any other in the country.

That killer is Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

The statistic is shocking. It establishes a morbid tone, certainly, but Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) need not take s…

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First aid kit requirements for the workplace

11-09-2012

first aid kitOver the last few years, there has been a significant change in the standards businesses must conform to when providing first aid boxes for their workplace.

In June 2011, the BSI introduced BS-8599 British Standard for First Aid Kits, which gave business owners until the end of 2011 to change thei…

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First Aid Resources

20-05-2011

The health and safety links page has been updated. One of the new additions is a link to some useful First Aid Fact Sheets available on the Aid Training website.

EDIT 25/11/13 - Aid Training link removed at request of site owner

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