This is our little corner of the web where we will be sharing ideas. What we don’t want is for people to go three years between courses and get a bit rusty. In most circumstances that may be OK, but what if a loved one, or even a perfect stranger, needs your help and you have forgotten what to do?
This is where we can all stay up to date, so should we need to call on those skills, you may just save a life.
Health and safety gone sensible?
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is helping businesses save time and money by simplifying the first aid at work regulation guidance from 1 October – the first changes for over 25 years.
However with more injuries occurring in offices than on construction sites, companies are being warned to be realistic of their risks.
Offices potentially more dangerous than building sites.
Each year six million days are lost to workplace injury and there are 180 workplace deaths. Disappointingly, leading first aid charity St John Ambulance found that compliance to first aid at work regulations was at a minimum, with 79% of businesses saying they had times when no first aider is present.