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  • The difference between new and old BSI first aid kit standards

    17th September 2020

    The standards set out for first aid kits are curated by the British Standards Institute (BSI). The body publishes new and updated standards on a regular basis for a wide range of sectors beyond just health and safety. But what does it mean when a standard is withdrawn and revised...

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for home use

    16th September 2020

    The importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is often associated more closely with workplaces and the legislation that comes with it. Contrary to this, PPE has its uses throughout our daily lives, both at home and while on the move. A broad variety of items is found beneath...

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) explained and where it is used

    16th September 2020

    Personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential for ensuring adequate levels of health and safety, not just in hazardous workplace environments, but across all aspects of first aid.  PPE is currently in high demand across the globe by medical professionals and members of the public. The current outbreak of...

  • Family Safety Week: A guide to first aid at home

    16th September 2020

    Family Safety Week is a timely reminder of the safety precautions we can all take in our own homes. The importance of having a first aid kit to hand cannot be understated. This is emphasised in recent times, with families across the country having to adjust to a...

  • Essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items for infection control

    25th February 2020

    It’s that time of year when winter colds and viruses pose a heightened risk to our health. The current spread of Coronavirus is a global concern and one that serves as a timely reminder to champion high standards of personal hygiene. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) protects individuals from...

  • What you need to know about defibrillators and AEDs

    25th February 2020

    What is a defibrillator? Are defibrillators and AEDs the same thing? These are common questions that derive from a general misunderstanding on one of first aid’s essential items. Access to AEDs, whether at work, a sports event, or in a public place, can be the difference between life...

  • Defibrillators for schools and the options available

    4th February 2020

    It’s a common misconception that heart attacks and cardiac arrest are conditions that only affect older adults.  The reality is that people of all ages, including children, are at risk. Thankfully, such complications among children are rare. Nevertheless, the Resuscitation Council reports that out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) affects...

  • A guide to HSE Compliance and what your workplace first aid kit needs

    29th January 2020

    HSE (Health and Safety Executive) guidelines state that employers are required to ensure their employees receive immediate help when taken ill or injured at work.  The regulator has revealed that 581,000 workers in Britain sustained a non-fatal injury in the workplace during 2018/19. Of these incidents, 29% were...

  • The different types of first aid kit and what they contain

    29th January 2020

    First aid kits come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, with varieties catered to a multitude of industries and environments.  From kits packed solely for individual use, to those equipped for sports teams, here’s a look at the different types of first aid kit and what...

  • Shocking medical treatments from the past

    16th January 2020

    We are fortunate today to have access to a wide range of safe and effective first aid medical practices.  It hasn’t always been this way. To kick off the new year and celebrate the turn of a new decade, we’ve looked to the past to appreciate how far...