The HSE have stated that if your FAW certificate expires after the 19th March 2020 then you can have a three month extension provided you have tried to access requalification training and explain why you could not.Read More »HSE Issues Guidance on First Aid during the COVID-19 Pandemic
All Emerade auto-injectors have been recalled by the manufacturer. There is a fault in one component of the auto-injector believed to cause some pens* to fail to activate and deliver adrenaline. If you know anyone with Emerade pens advise them to see their GP to… Read More »Emerade Recall Alert
We have just launched our new Mental Health in the Workplace Courses These courses, designed by NHS mental health professionals, focus on what you should actually do to help someone in a mental health crisis. They address problems with existing courses and we believe are… Read More »Mental Health in the Workplace Courses
The above statement is a bit misleading . At Marlin splinting never was removed from First Aid at Work training, but it seems that for many other organisations splinting protocols simply aren’t being taught. “Call the ambulance” has become the ‘First Aid Protocol’.Read More »Why was splinting removed from First Aid at Work?
On a recent course we received criticism for teaching tourniquets in First Aid at Work. It seems that many organisations, including some of the Voluntary Aid Societies still won’t teach them. This blog will look at the reasons we do teach tourniquets and hopefully debunk a few myths along the way.Read More »Tourniquets: Debunking the Myth
A graduate in Holland has invented the ‘Ambulance Drone’. Bypassing traffic jams, this can can get to an emergency scene 10 times quicker than an ambulance and has a portable defibrillator on board.Read More »Defibrillator Drones – Ambulance of the Future
An Article on iO9 today quotes a new research study. This indicates that a tick bite can cause the body to release antibodies making you allergic to eating meat. Another reason why we teach about tick bite on our outdoor/fieldwork first aid courses and promote… Read More »A Tick Bite Could turn you Vegetarian!