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Thousands of lives could be saved by learning first aid

Monday, April 12th, 2010

St John Ambulance has started a new campaign to encourage more people to learn first aid. 150,000 people a year could be dying unnecessarily as first aid could have helped save their life. The hard hitting campaign features a number of scenarios knowing first aid could safe a persons life. There is also a pocket […]

Book Review: Health and Safety Pocket Book

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Although the description for this book suggests it would be useful for a wide range of people, it is going to be of more use to health and safety professionals rather than lay people with health and safety responsibilities. The book consists primarily of bullet points summarising the legislation with little or no further explanation. […]

Text to NATO Phonetic Alphabet Translation tool – radio communications training

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

I’m always on the lookout for new ways to make First Aid and related topics a bit more interesting and fun to learn for firstaidquiz.com. Recently on Facebook a friend of mine posted some text encoded using the NATO phonetic alphabet, which got me thinking wouldn’t it be good to have a quick tool you […]

Book Review: Health & Safety at Work – An essential guide for managers

Monday, December 21st, 2009

First 3 chapters cover the legal requirements of health and safety from the Health and Safety at Work act to reporting under RIDDOR. These consist of short introductory paragraphs with collection of extracts and bullet point information. There are some positive parts to this approach as it cuts down on the waffle and has just […]

HSE Health and Safety Guides – now available online

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Recently I’ve been doing some research on Event Health and Safety. In the past that meant having to buy hard-copy documents from the HSE for the likes of “The Event Safety Guide” (Purple Guide) and The Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (Green Guide). These are now available online which is much easier to view […]

Low fat food – good for a diet

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Here are a few of my favourite foods that I ate when on a low fat diet. Breakfast Breakfast cereals Most breakfast cereals are low in fat and calories. Avoid cereals with added sugar – these can have a lot of calories Take care with muesli – Muesli can be good if eaten in small […]


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