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.
These 7 things help:-
The British Heart Foundation has some very useful booklets free on their website that focus on these areas (and more) with hints and tips, as well as success stories. https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/preventing-heart-disease/10-minutes-to-change-your-life
So this February think about looking after your heart and those you love! Book onto a first aid course in your local area and learn about dealing with all types of emergency, but especially how to use a AED and do CPR. Make 2018 the year you learn how to save a life.
Read the first part of this article here.
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Well done team First Response (First Aid) Ltd and a big thank you goes out to our customers for providing us with so much positive feedback.
Delivered with ease and professionalism, willing to explain in detail any points not felt clear. Good use of stories to home in points to fix in memory. Interaction excellent linked in with each participant. Well Done...Best training in 30 years.
David Bessant, Paediatric First Aid course - Level 3
I really enjoyed this course. Tom kept me engaged throughout the whole 2 days. Well done Tom
Emma, Level 3 Paediatric First Aid course
Tom was an excellent trainer he fed us with a wide range of first aid knowledge and I feel very confident going back with all the skills I have learnt.
Ripa, Level 3 Paediatric First Aid course
Thank you to Mick our trainer who delivered our first aid training on two Saturdays. He is a credit to your organisation. Mick made the training not only fun but a great learning environment. Thank you for training our team and we will certainly be recommending your training to others. Thank you once again
Samantha Guy, Paediatric First Aid course
Fab course, really insightful and lots of practical which was great to recap and boost confidence. Brian, Alice and Dan all made the course very easy to be involved in and enjoyable highly recommend first response and would use again without a doubt.
Genna Louise, First Aid at Work course
Trainer helped to maintain concentration of candidates through anecdotes and light hearted questioning.
Marion, Level 3 Paediatric First Aid course
Statistics, including trends in smoke alarm ownership, firefighter safety and fire prevention and protection activities by fire and rescue services will be released by the Home Office on Thursday 18th October. What sort of fire prevention measures should all businesses know about?
According to Health and Safety Executive Health and Safety at Work Summary statistics for Great Britain (2017) over 600,000 injuries occurred in the workplace between 2016 and 2017. Also, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that the current cost of injuries and ill health to businesses is £14.9 billion. All organisations need to comply with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. These regulations apply to all workplaces, regardless of size or number of employees. All employers should assess their first aid needs based on the hazards and risks that exist.
We will be providing a number of workplace first aid training courses, from the 1-day Emergency First Aid at Work course to the 3-day First Aid at Work course and the 2-day Refresher course in Walsall.
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