Managing risks in your business
risk assessment checklist – You must manage the health and safety risks in your workplace. To do this you need to think about what, in your business, might cause harm to people and decide whether you are doing enough to prevent that harm. This is known as a risk assessment. Once you have identified the risks, you need to decide how to control them and put the appropriate measures in place. Continue reading
Health and Safety Laws – What you need to Know
All workers have a right to work in places where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Health and safety is about stopping you getting hurt at work or ill through work. Your employer is responsible for health and safety, but you must help. Continue reading
First aid at Work Assessment, what it constitutes and why it is important.
One of the most common questions asked by delegates attending First aid at work training is about the assessment at the end of the course. Continue reading
Identifying the Dangers of Manual Handling in the Workplace
Lifting and carrying objects are among the main causes of accidents in the British workplace, but with some care and diligence most of these injuries are avoidable. A few simple measures such as clear planning and the use of proper lifting techniques can help reduce the risk of injury and keep you safe and healthy at work. Continue reading
Noise – Health and Safety. Loud noise at work can damage your hearing. This usually happens gradually and it may only be when the damage caused by noise combines with hearing loss due to ageing that people realise how impaired their hearing has become. Continue reading
Who is responsible for Fire Safety?
In England and Wales, if you’re an employer, owner, landlord or occupier of business or other non-domestic premises, you’re responsible for fire safety and are known as the ‘responsible person’. As the responsible person, there are certain things you must do by law under the Fire Safety Order, which is enforced by your local fire and rescue authority. Continue reading
Courses for Diabetics that may save a life
Having a little knowledge of the basics of First Aid and how to treat someone with a diabetic condition could help save someone’s life.
Diabetes for those people who have the condition is normally managed successfully either by diet, insulin injections or tablets and possibly a combination of all three. Continue reading
CCR or CPR? An interesting debate
Currently there is a debate regarding whether first aiders should carry out Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation as advised by the UK Resuscitation Council or Cardio Cerebral Resuscitation (continuous chest compressions), advocated in the Vinnie Jones advert, as seen on television, issued by the British Heart Foundation. In years gone by, from 2006 onwards, if a First aider came across an unconscious casualty, the correct procedure was to go through a process of assessment to identify if the casualty was or wasn’t breathing. If the casualty was not breathing, the first aider would then carry out breaths and chest compressions on the unconscious casualty. Continue reading