The BHF is launching a campaign to teach all children CPR in schools. This campaign complements that featuring Vinnie Jones, doing ‘hand-only’ CPR, with the aim of helping more people survive a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting. The BHF estimate that 27,000 people die each year from arrest outside of hospital and that [...]
Emergency First Aid at Work Course | Market Harborough, Leicester.
Posted by Tim on April 19th, 2012
Today was a fun day at the office, well the Angel Hotel, in Market Harborough, running an EFAW course for a group of teachers and staff from St Cuthbert’s Church of England Primary School, in Great Glen, plus other delegates from the Leicester and Corby area. Open courses, such as these are interesting due to [...]
A binman from Middlesborough has received an award from the Royal Humane Society after he saved the life of a toddler. Mr Thompson, who had recently completed a two day first aid course with Middlesborough Council, confessed that he would not have known what to do if he had not been on the course. Mt [...]
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have cleared an advert showing Vinnie Jones demonstrating ‘hands-only’ CPR following complaints from 20 people. The ASA said that people complained because they said that the advert showed the wrong technique for CPR, however, the ASA said that the advert had been produced with help from the Resuscitation Council (UK) [...]
The HSE have issued the following statement: “From 6 April 2012, subject to Parliamentary approval, RIDDOR’s over three day injury reporting requirement will change. From then the trigger point for reporting injuries to HSE will increase from over three days’ to over seven days’ incapacitation (not counting the day on which the accident happened). However, under EU law, [...]
Prince Harry rushed to the aid of an injured polo player after he was knocked off his horse. As the first on the scene, he gently placed the American business man, Bash Kazi, into the recovery position, potentially saving the Mr Kazi’s life. Actions such as this really help to raise awareness of the importance [...]