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 […]

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? […]

The safety and well-being of children should always be at the centre of quality early-years provision

A new era in paediatric first-aid?

All new nursery workers could soon be made to undergo paediatric first-aid training, in an effort to reassure parents that their children are safe. The government has launched a consultation outlining plans to make it compulsory for all newly qualified Level 2 and Level 3 early-years staff to hold either a full Paediatric First Aid […]

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 […]

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 […]

In order to be awarded the Care Certificate, healthcare assistants who work in hospitals and social care support workers employed in care homes or people’s own homes must demonstrate that they are competent.

Decoding the Care Certificate: 4 things every provider should know!

It is now several months since the launch of the Care Certificate, the new national induction framework that sets out standards to which all health and social care workers must adhere in their daily working life. Introduced on 1st April 2015, the certificate’s origins can be traced back to the Mid Staffs scandal and subsequent […]

How CDM has changed small building jobs forever!

Having a domestic? How CDM has changed small building jobs forever!

Just when the construction industry thought red tape around health and safety couldn’t possibly become more burdensome, along comes new legislation with the potential to cause fresh confusion, distress and anxiety! The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force on 6th April 2015, replacing CDM 2007. As the name suggests, the […]

The publication of food hygiene ratings has the ability to make or break a food outlet’s reputation in an instant.

Five-star performance: How to secure the top food hygiene rating

In this era of openness and transparency, the publication of food hygiene ratings has the ability to make or break a food outlet’s reputation in an instant. Local newspapers and websites pore over the scores, ready to name and shame any restaurant, takeaway, café, sandwich shop, pub or hotel with a poor rating. The food […]

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