• Grab your cape and costume …Bourne Free is here

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    Bournemouth’s ever growing festival Bourne Free is set to be even better and bigger this year, with a colourful and fantastic range of musicians, acts, dancers and parade. From Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July 2017 Bournemouth’s streets will be full of life, zest and colour, many people adopting their favourite superhero costume to […]

  • On Your Bike? Our first aid course is for you

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    We all know the health benefits of riding a bicycle either as a recreational sport or going from place to place or to work, but unfortunately the statistics of bicycle-related accidents are still high due to the vulnerability of a cyclist. Motorcyclists wear protective leathers, helmets and safety equipment to reduce injury– cyclists are even […]

  • Use Your Head – A Guide to Head Injuries

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    An estimated 1.7 million people worldwide sustain a head injury and annually 52,000 of them die, 275,000 are hospitalized and 1.365 million (nearly 80%) are treated and released from an emergency department. Early detection and first aid saves lives. (And quality first aid training also helps!) Head injuries are always something you should be aware of […]

  • Out of the frying pan into the first aid kit?

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    A working kitchen is classified as the second most dangerous environment to work in for first aid situations. The kitchen is a dangerous place to work in and has umpteen hazards and potential risks whilst working in cooking, food prep, service. “The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 states that employers are required to “provide […]

  • Best way to survive a cardiac arrest is…

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    An AED (or Automated External Defibrillator) is a portable self powered device that delivers a controlled electrical shock to the heart after diagnosing a problem with a casualty’s heart. AEDs) are only used in conjunction with performing CPR (Cardiopulmary resuscitation) as this keeps the body oxygenated and blood is supplied to the body’s organs and […]

  • 5 Fitness Myths

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    To celebrate the launch of our new first aid training course Sports First Aid we decided to look at some of the myths surrounding exercise and safety… Myth No. 1 – No Pain, No Gain Don’t push yourself too far – pain is an indicator of a possible injury or strain that requires medical assistance. […]

  • Sprain or strain – what to do!

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    As gym memberships soar through the roof to beat the over indulgence at Christmas, and people look forward to achieving their fitness goals, strains and sprains can come up easily…if someone hurts themselves (or yourself) here is what to look out for… A strain happens when a muscle is over stretched or torn or where […]

  • Fully Qualified and Fully Trained

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    It has come to our attention that many of my competitors are not fully qualified or confident enough to offer the wide range of first aid training courses in Dorset as we do. We may be a fairly new company but that certainly doesn’t mean the quality and offering is compromised. In fact, we pride […]

  • First Aid Tips for Fireworks Night

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    With shops selling bigger and better fireworks each year, and parties popping up aplenty across Dorset, there is no better time to enjoy the grand display of colour, light and sound of a fireworks or bonfire night event. Here are my top tips to stay safe, or react confidently in a first aid situation at […]

  • What Schools Need to Know About AEDs

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      If you run a school, nursery or playgroup, having an AED is important in saving and protecting lives if something should happen. The use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is the only way to restart a heart after cardiac arrest, and the earliest use of an AED is proven to promote the best and sometimes […]