It’s February and our thoughts may turn to love and romance with Valentine’s day this week. At First Response First Aid we are thinking about heart-health of a different kind, how to spot someone having a heart attack and what to do, but also how we can look after our hearts and the 7 things we can do to keep them healthy.
According to the British Heart Foundation, heart and circulatory disease causes 26% of all deaths in the UK; that’s nearly 160,000 deaths each year, an average of 435 people each day or one death every three minutes.
Keeping your heart healthy is the most important thing you can do to help prevent heart disease.Read More
Looking after your heart this February (and those you love!)
It’s February and our thoughts may turn to love and romance with Valentine’s day just around the corner. At First Response First Aid we are thinking about heart-health of a different kind, how to spot someone having a heart attack and what to do, but also how we can look after our hearts and the 7 things we can do to keep them healthy.Read More
Dealing with seizures
If you see someone having a seizure it can be frightening, but try to stay calm and do the following:-
Move any dangerous objects away and gently protect the person’s head with a folded coat or your hands.
Move bystanders away to protect the person’s modesty.
Loosen any tight clothing around their neck.
Never try to restrain the casualty and never place anything in their mouth.
Note the time and duration of the seizure.Read More
Is one of your new year resolutions to learn first aid? If so, please check out the course most suitable for you, click https://www.firstresponsefirstaid.co.uk/first-aid-courses/ If you’re not sure which course you’ll need, give our friendly team a call on 01543 372888. We’re here to help!Read More
First Response First Aid Ltd is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of first aid training and we want to help you make sure your learning and development is organised, from start to finish in 2018 by offering you a free wallplanner.Read More
It’s November, and it’s the time of year for firework events. Who doesn’t love a bonfire and the spectacle of a fantastic display of fireworks? They can look beautiful in the sky, but burns can be a risk, especially for small children who might not realise that sparklers can still be hot long after the sparkles have disappeared.
Here are our top 5 tips for treating burns in children.Read More
It’s October and the shops are full of Hallowe’en merchandise, pumpkins, bats and skeletons and more. Not to scare you, but because it’s World Osteoporosis day on 20th October, this month we are turning to look at our bone health.Read More
We are celebrating World First Aid Day which is on Saturday 9th September 2017. This year, the theme is about domestic accidents. Falls are the most common home accidents and can cause serious injury at any time of life, but the risk increases with age.
First aid training teaches people about the dangers and causes of accidents and what to do in case of an injury.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reported in the Health and Safety at Work summary statistics for Great Britain 2016 that you are most likely to injure yourself at work by handling, lifting or carrying or slipping, tripping or falling.
So, knowing what to do in the case of a fall makes sense for both home and work.Read More
From our new Wolverhampton venue, starting in September we will be providing a number of workplace first aid training courses, from the 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work to the 3 day First Aid at Work. Candidates who successfully complete these First Aid courses will be qualified to act as a first-aider in the workplace.Read More