First Aid Changes 2016

You’ll be aware from previous posts that things will be chasing over the next year. Here’s what we know from the Red Cross, with our own comments. Every five years, the first aid and CPR guidelines are reviewed and updated. The new guidelines for first aid...

Choosing Safety – Why it matters

All employers have a legal responsibility to educate their employees on all workplace safety standards and any (and all) hazards that their staff could encounter while on the job. ‘Training’ covers a huge range of topics, but give consideration to the...

Can repeated concussions cause brain damage?

Yes. You want to know more…? There is now enough evidence that doctors have created or I suppose – defined – a new condition called CTE: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. ‘Chronic’ means it comes on over time, not just from a one-off head injury, ‘Traumatic’ – well we...

Canadian First Aid Changes 2015-16

Seems like first aid changes every few years: we have to do something to make your re-cert less dull, right? Canadian Red Cross first aid will change during 2016 and even we haven’t had any official updates yet, so here’s some advice and speculation. When...

Does CPR actually help you survive?

That would be a hard question to answer… except; Sweden! Fully 1/3 of the adult population is trained in CPR and they have a national database of cardiac events. What better place could there be to do some research? So let’s ask some questions about CPR....

It's tick time!

Tick Time? What with the winter being very mild and the spring already having topped 26 C in our area, the ticks are back. We know because one was found on a child at our school last week. So, time to talk about them again…. Ticks are small creatures which will...
Making Your Business a Safer Place

Making Your Business a Safer Place

People keep saying that the world has gone health and safety mad. It’s unsurprising really – following large numbers of legal battles in America, everyone jumped on the bandwagon and it became extremely important that businesses became vigilant and take steps to...
Tummy Upsets in Kids

Tummy Upsets in Kids

There are lots of reasons kids can have tummy upsets and this post could go on for ever, but here are two things you might come across in your day-to-day care setting. To help you prepare for kids tummy upsets (and any illness really), make sure you have proper...
Workplace Safety Training FAQs

Workplace Safety Training FAQs

Why provide workplace safety training? To ensure the people who work for you can do so safely and without risk to their health Because the law requires it! To develop an awesome safety culture, where working safely is second nature to everyone Good training will help...
Free eBooks on Safety Training

Free eBooks on Safety Training

Free eBooks – really? Yes!! Sure you can sign-up-for-spam somewhere on the web and get “Ten Free Safety Tips” but our job is to help you stay safe, not email crap to you. We have written seven free eBooks for you and they’re ready to download...