The Importance Of Testing For Legionella Bacteria

In the UK, reported cases of Legionnaires disease are on the increase; from 360 in 2016 to 450 in 2017 to 530 in 2018 and 503 in 2019. Between the years of 2014 and 2016, there were 77 deaths, and over a thousand confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease. In December of 2018, a UK District … Continued

8th April 2021

The Importance Of Accurate Compression In CPR Training

There is a reason that many job roles and supervisory positions mandate formal first-aid training in order for a person to be considered “suitable” to carry out that role – from oil rigs to building sites and most industries in between, the importance of first-aid training is widely recognised.   Thankfully, emergency situations are rare.  … Continued

10th June 2020

What PPE Do I Need?

With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, and the staggered re-opening of the nation, many companies are finding all of the different PPE options available to them confusing.    As with any ‘trend’ there is never a shortage of marketeers touting their wares – it seems that every day there is a new piece of PPE on … Continued

10th June 2020

Can Anybody Perform CPR?

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – a life-saving technique – “pumping” the chest cavity to simulate the heart’s pumping and keep blood flowing until medical help arrives.   It’s quite a scary thought when you read that, isn’t it?    But let’s be honest – if you ever find yourself in a medical emergency – it IS a scary … Continued

5th June 2020

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

How To Keep Construction And Manufacturing Covid Free

Since the government announced the nations’ phased return to work, there has been a flurry of activity on how to manage that safely. There’s plenty of advice doing the rounds, but most of us don’t want to be trawling the internet for decent guidance on the return to work steps we can implement for our … Continued

20th May 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