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Learning everyday first aid online with the Red Cross

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

The Red Cross have created a new web based introduction to first aid. It’s called everyday first aid and as you can probably guess is designed for teaching some first aid that may be needed as part of your normal daily life, ranging from dealing with a sprain to performing compressions on someone that is […]

New advisory 20mph speed limit at Redditch schools

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

As children in Redditch go back to school this week there is now a new road safety initiative outside many of the schools. New flashing 20 mph advisory speed limit signs have now been installed near the school. The sign (see image right) has a child crossing warning sign, flashing lights and the wording “Max […]

Charity fundraising – employees vs. volunteers

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

I’ve been looking to post on my blog about charities and volunteers for some time, but never got around to finding an interesting angle. Much of this is based on a draft that I started back in 2007, but never got around to posting. The reason I’m posting now is in relation to a story […]

First Aid Quiz – practice test now updated based on Revised 9th Edition first aid manual

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

The questions on the First Aid Quiz have now been updated based on the Revised 9th Edition First Aid Manual (published in 2011). This brings in the new resuscitation protocols based on the guidelines published by the UK Resuscitation Council during 2010. I’ve also taken the opportunity to update a few of the existing questions […]

First Aid Manual – 9th Edition Revised – with new resuscitation protocols

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

There is a new edition of the First Aid Manual released during 2011. This is still titled as the 9th Edition, but is marked as revised and includes the latest updates to the resuscitation guidelines which were released in 2010. The First Aid Manual is the official guide from the UK leading first aid organisations: […]

Android and iPhone apps for NHS Direct

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

There is now a free NHS Direct application for Android and iPhone smartphones and Andriod Tablets / iPads. The app is available to download from the Android MarketPlace or Apple itunes I think this is a great idea, although the application doesn’t appear to be as good as it could be. I’ve installed it to […]

Free Ebooks for ebook readers

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

These sites all provide free Ebooks that you can download to view on a Ebook reader or on your PC. Some of these sites offer both free and pay-for ebooks so check before you download. You will also need to check that the book is in the correct format. The Kindle supports Mobi, pdf, html […]

New website – days out diary

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

I’ve now launched a new website Days Out Diary featuring all my past (and future) posts on days out in the UK, holidays in UK and Europe and various other family related posts. At the time of launch there are over 250 entries, featuring days out in the UK; holidays in the UK, France and […]

New version of First Aid and Emergency Services Photo Gallery

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

The First Aid and Emergency Services photo gallery on First Aid has been upgraded to a new alpha version of the PenguinGallery web photo gallery software. This now means that the photos have more meaningful titles. It also means that it is easier to add new photo galleries and mean that new features can […]

New Year 2011 – Website review

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Happy New Year This year I thought I’d look back at some of my involvement in the Internet / websites and how these may change in the forthcoming year. My first website was back in 1994 when I created websites for Hull University LINKs and Hull University Canoe Club. This was very early in the […]

UK days out, children and holiday information is also available on the Days Out Diary web site
Linux, LPI and the Quiz / Test Program posts are also available on the Penguin Tutor website
First Aid Information, first aid games and first aid practice test / quiz entries are also available on the First Aid Quiz Web site