But while the mad dogs might not fare too badly, so often the unprepared Englishmen (and women) can end up burnt, bitten or even poisoned!

Mad dogs and Englishmen: Stay safe this summer!

It’s such a rare occurrence in this wet and windy country of ours, that as soon as the sun comes out, we Brits can go a bit crazy. Or as Noel Coward put it: Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid-day sun. But while the mad dogs might not fare too badly, so […]

Are you a student and  wondering what to do between A-Levels and THE NEXT BIG STEP.

Students: Want a job that’ll enable you to top up your income?

Okay – you’re a young student and you’re wondering what to do between A-Levels and THE NEXT BIG STEP. Yes, you could update your Facebook status for the umpteenth time, or experiment with new pizza toppings, or bury yourself in your games console and burn up a few exercise-free weeks playing Shadow of The Beast, […]

Make your fundraising more profitable with an APLH!

Make your fundraising more profitable!

Organising an event and trying to raise as much money as possible for a chosen charity, or good cause, can be hard going at the best of times, but by adding the opportunity to offer a glass of wine or beer to the proceedings could make your fundraising event more appealing and, more importantly, even […]

It is just over a year since the government announced that first aid training for nursery staff would be made compulsory.

Millie’s Law: Is your first aid training course accredited?

It is just over a year since the government announced that first aid training for nursery staff would be made compulsory. Announcing the proposals in March 2015, childcare and education minister Sam Gyimah said childminders would be “able to respond to emergencies more quickly, making sure parents can access the very best possible childcare choices.” […]

Sports injuries accounted for roughly 2% of cases seen in accident and emergency (A&E) departments in 2014.

Be a good sport – be a first-aider!

Kurt Zouma recently added his name to the growing list of footballers to have suffered gruesome, wince-inducing knee injuries. The Chelsea defender landed awkwardly after contesting a high ball and had to be stretchered off during the blues’ match against Manchester United. While it’s high-profile injuries such as these that grab the headlines, the unfortunate […]

Why should business owners care about health and safety?

Health and safety: Another fine mess for small businesses?

Health and safety has long had a bit of an image problem amongst small business owners. Speak to a room full of owner-managers and the majority will admit to seeing the rules on workplace safety as, well, a bit of a pain in the neck. The consensus seems to be that health and safety laws […]

Do you grit outside your premises when it’s snowy or icy or leave it well alone?

To salt or not to salt? ….that is the question!

After one of the mildest and wettest Decembers on record, icy weather has finally started to bite across Britain. The cold snap poses a difficult question for employers seeking to maintain access for workers battling their way to work in the face of potentially dangerous ice and snow:  to salt or not to salt?   This […]

Even if you have been on a first-aid course in the past, the methods you were taught at the time may well be out of date.

Stayin’ Alive: Who is your firm’s first-aid hero?

Public awareness of emergency first-aid techniques has arguably never been better, thanks in part to clever marketing campaigns that have captured the nation’s attention. Back in 2011, the British Heart Foundation teamed up with Vinnie Jones to teach us that hands-only CPR to the beat of Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees can help save […]

Keep your staff safe and your business compliant this winter!

Out in the cold: A winter warning to employers!

Winter is well and truly upon us, and the colder weather brings with it a whole raft of additional health and safety considerations for employers. Will your staff be able to make it to work in the event of snow, ice, high winds or other extreme weather? Will they be warm enough once they arrive? […]

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