What does the removal of some government coronavirus restriction mean for us from 19 July 21?

On the 19 July, some of the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions will be removed in England by the UK Government. The other countries in the UK, Scotland, Wales and Norther Ireland have different regulations and guidance and are changing their requirements at different times. No you can't simply stop taking all precautions in respect of Coronavirus as it is still an issue and the rate of infection … [Read more...]

Would the CQC consider your Risk Assessments Suitable and Sufficient?

Regulators such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have been saying for some time that they are concerned about the quality and content of Risk Assessments that some businesses and organisations are relying on. This is becoming a common theme in calls we receive on a daily basis from Practice Managers who manage Primary Care Practices. Whether you are a … [Read more...]

Is Virtual BLS training suitable for my practice at this time?

The BLS Virtual training should not be confused with online training. Online training is a computer package that is usually not intuitive and cannot answer questions from delegates or respond to groups or individual delegates needs. Virtual training, is live, instructor led, interactive training session. Our Virtual training is up-to-date with Resuscitation Council UK statements, PPE requirements, … [Read more...]

Basic Life Support, AED & Anaphylaxis Training for COVID-19 immunisers / Vaccinators

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Distance Learning Training

We are delighted to announce that we are now able to offer a number of formal qualifications in Mental Health First Aid, Food Hygiene, Safeguarding and Health and Safety via distance learning. This means that delegates can learn flexibly from home or from work wherever they are in the UK and it ensures specifically during the Coronavirus COVID19 Lockdown that learning can continue. Courses will be … [Read more...]

It’s Your Responsibility to Evacuate the Less Able in a Fire

So it's not the Fire Brigade's responsibility to evacuate disabled people from my building! – The myth dispelled Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the employer has to ensure that all emergency routes and exits must lead as directly as possible to a place of safety. This place of safety is a safe area beyond the premises. However, when undertaking your fire risk assessment … [Read more...]

How Do You Store Your Old Batteries? Is it a Fire Risk?

As technology has advanced over the years, so has the need for better, more powerful and durable batteries to run our technological lifestyles. We have also become more aware of the need to recycle all sorts of things from paper and cardboard to food waste and batteries. However, whilst recycling food waste and paper may not pose a problem, how we store our old batteries for recycling can be a … [Read more...]

Spinal immobilisation, cervical collars and extrication from cars: More harm than good. Time for a change.

I recently heard of a complaint made by a patient to the ambulance service. This patient complained that after she was involved in a car accident, the air ambulance paramedics asked her a couple of questions, felt her neck and limbs, asked her if she could move and would like to try and get herself out of the car herself. Although she was able to comply with this request and able to walk to the … [Read more...]

Emergency Numbers in the UK

Dispelling the Myth: What to dial in an emergency, 112 or 999? We often hear First Aid and Medical trainers telling delegates it is better to call the “New European Emergency Number 112 when there is an Emergency rather than 999 as the callers position can be obtained and the call will always go through when you do not have a signal. What emergency numbers in the UK to use? The question of … [Read more...]

Why Do We Need To Do Risk Assessment?

It is every employer’s responsibility to manage Health and Safety in their workplace. Part of the process of managing Health & safety is to ensure we are aware of the hazards, the level of risk and have taken action to minimise the risk. This process is called Risk Assessment. There is a legal requirement in the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure as far as “reasonable practicable” … [Read more...]