Binman Receives Resuscitation Award

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…

Vinnie Jones CPR Advert Cleared By Watchdog

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)…

First Aid News – RIDDOR Reporting Changes

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 the ‘First Aid Hero’

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…