Does everybody show COVID-19 symptoms?

As an employer amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, your role will have seen a dramatic shift over these last few months Safety in the workplace – whatever form that takes – is now your primary task. Before Coronavirus, health and safety could largely be covered by a decent risk assessment process being followed, a few briefings … Continued

2nd June 2020

What Will Back To Work Look Like For UK Post Lockdown?

With the government easing lockdown restrictions, the question on most people’s mind is what back to work will look like for the UK post lockdown. Well, we know one thing for sure – things are not going to get ‘back to normal’ – not very quickly anyway. Let’s try to look on the bright side … Continued

18th May 2020

Suggested Safety Practices For Workers Exposed To COVID-19

There’s definitely no shortage of advice at the moment on measures to be taken surrounding COVID-19. From armchair warriors to medical literature that rivals the tomes of War and Peace, it’s hard to know where to look for trustworthy advice and who to trust.   So we’ve put together a guide using only longstanding and … Continued

6th May 2020

Why It’s Critical For Companies To Screen Employees For Covid-19

Companies all over the world face huge challenges in managing their way through the advancing COVID-19 pandemic. They are faced with crucial decisions balancing their need to maintain or restore normal operations to ensure their economic survival, whilst upholding their principal duty of care protecting the health and well-being of their employees. Doing battle with … Continued

15th April 2020

Performing Effective CPR: The Benefits of Beaty

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the world’s leading cause of death. In the UK alone, there are 30,000 out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest events every year, and the chance of survival is less than 10%. However, this figure can be doubled or even tripled if CPR is initiated by someone nearby or by an emergency responder. In … Continued

5th March 2020

Air Pollution and Sudden Cardiac Arrest: A Health Emergency?

91% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality exceeds WHO guidelines. With this in mind, it will come as no surprise to you that ambient (outdoor) air pollution is a major cause of death and disease globally.

When thinking of how air quality may affect your body, you’ll instantly think about your lungs.

22nd November 2019

Do Hotels Need a Defibrillator?

One Sunday afternoon in October 2019, local authority worker Gordon Armstrong went into Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) whilst sat down for lunch at the Glencoe Hotel in the Scottish Highlands. Without warning, his survival clock began ticking.

In the UK, there are 30,000 out-of-hospital SCAs every year, and fewer than 1 in 10 people survive. Despite this shocking statistic, there is currently no UK legislation that requires organisations to install an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) on their site.

4th November 2019

The Defibrillator Circuit: Where is your nearest unit?

There’s no pun intended here when we say we have fantastic news to share which is close to our own hearts, as the British Heart Foundation has recently announced their release of The Circuit.

The Circuit was launched earlier this year in June and is a national network where everyone can register their defibrillator to increase awareness of where the nearest defibs are located when needed.

2nd September 2019

He was just lying there, his face grey and lifeless. There was just no sign of life.

“HELP! Does anybody know CPR?”

Whether you’re experienced in applying initial medical treatment and CPR or have been lucky enough to not experience an incident in your life, the way these words are shouted will always be enough to cause the hairs on the back of your next to stand.

You’ll often hear the term “fight or flight” thrown around, but it’s a real reaction to immediate danger.

20th August 2019

Can Smart Devices help with Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Today, more and more people are using smart speakers. They may have them in their homes with devices like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, or they may be carrying them all the time in their smartphones.

Because this technology is always listening, it can be useful for many medical applications. As well as helping with the delivery of medication and scheduling urgent appointments, companies are currently developing devices that work as diagnostic tools for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Clinical Depression.

27th June 2019