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28th April: World Day for Safety & Health at Work

Held annually from 2003, the upcoming World Day for Health and Safety takes place on 28th April 2017. The purpose of the awareness day is to promote decent, safe and healthy work in the workplace environment.

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World Health Day 2017

World Health Day is an official annual event that promotes the awareness of health worldwide. Initiated by the World Health Organisation (WHO), World Health Day began in 1950, on the anniversary of their formation. Each year, the WHO organises national and local events globally that seek to draw attention to public health issues.

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How Can First Aid Training Benefit You?


Although none of us hopes to have to utilise our emergency first aid training in everyday life, there are instances where it could potentially save someone’s life. Whether at home or work, if you are confronted with an emergency situation you will know what to do until emergency services arrive, thanks to your first aid training.

Keep Calm Under Pressure

First Aid related training increases your ability to keep calm under pressure and know what to do if confronted by an emergency situation. One day, your actions could spell the difference between life and death. If everyone had some degree of first aid training, the chances of making a positive impact would be significantly improved.

Dealing With Emergency Situations

Studying towards first aid training is one of the most important lessons you could learn. First aid training involves practical lessons, including simulation of emergency situations in a controlled environment. You will be learning amongst a group of peers and with the expert guidance of first aid professionals.

Improve Your Self Confidence

In the workplace, it is becoming increasingly more important for employees to have some form of first aid training. Especially since we spend most of our time at work. Apart from being a requirement for a proportion of employees to have first aid training, it can benefit an individual greatly. Particularly as it improves the development of self-confidence. As well as providing invaluable practical knowledge.

Courses to Suit Everyone

If you are considering undertaking a first aid course, such as first aid at work or paediatric first aid, it is important to consider whether you would like to undertake training in-house or at a training centre. For high-quality accredited first aid related courses and training conducted on both an in-house and open/public basis, contact HTS Training for more information. We offer a wide range of first aid related courses, including paediatric first aid, first aid in the workplace and anaphylactic first aid amongst others.  

The Importance of First Aid

The ability to help save a life in an emergency situation should not only be restricted to the hands of the medical professional. It is important that people provide the best possible support to those whose health is in danger, while expert assistance is awaited. To ensure that you do not become helpless if somebody near you starts suffering, HTS Training is here to equip you for the emergency events that crop up at unprecedented times and demand desperate, intense action.

First Aid is Necessary, not an Accessory

As human beings we each have a tremendous capacity to make an invaluable difference to other people’s lives and wellbeing, to help heal and provide assistance in life or health threatening situations. This is why HTS Training provides fully assessable and high quality First Aid training for you to fulfil your potential to respond smartly and skillfully in cases of injury and emergency. Our Basic Life Support course is perfect for enabling any individual to assess and deal with such situations.

Responding to Emergencies at Work

We provide fully accredited First Aid for the Workplace training, to help you deal with emergencies that can present themselves to anyone while at work, including attacks associated with common medical conditions that any colleague may have. It is important that First Aid for Work training is regularly refreshed as the workplace is where one frequently spends time surrounded by people. HTS, therefore, provides effective refresher courses to renew your qualification and update your knowledge and skills so that you are always ready in the workplace.

Protecting the Health of Children at School

Our Paediatric First Aid course is for those whose work involves the care and supervision of young children in the vulnerable years below eight years old, while our First Aid for Schools and Colleges course is for teachers who are responsible for groups of children of any age and application in various educational contexts including school trips. The First Aid for Sports training course is for any teacher or coach who may need to deal with students who have had injuries resulting directly from the physical activity of sports.

Industry-Specific First Aid

Every industry has its health and safety requirements and risks. This is why, as well as our First Aid for the Workplace courses; we offer industry-specific training for areas that pose particular risks to the health of workers, clients or customers, to ensure that there is no gap in the skills you have to provide the essential assistance needed at work. We offer special training for the dental, clinical, and food industries.

Brain attack – acting FAST in case of stroke

World Stroke Day – 29th October

World Stroke Day is an annual reminder to think about those affected by stroke. It remains the 3rd most common cause of death in the UK, but is often overlooked as it is perceived to be a disease that affects only the elderly. This is not so, stroke can affect anyone of any age, including children.

Many of us will have friends or relatives who have had strokes but how many of us would be able to recognise the symptoms or know what to do about it?

If you would like more information, please see our “What is a stroke?” faq page.

World Stroke Day is always on 29th October

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Will You be a ‘Flu Fighter?

We know it’s autumn when the weather turns cold and wet and doctors start urging us to be prepared for winter. This year is no different.

The annual drive to vaccinate the vulnerable against flu has commenced today. Are you planning on getting your flu jab and if not why not?

True ‘flu (influenza) as opposed to a cold, is a very unpleasant illness, especially for those that are vulnerable: the elderly, they very young, pregnant women and those with pre existing illnesses such as asthma and diabetes. It is extremely contagious. For these individuals the risk of developing complications such as pneumonia is significantly higher than those who are not so vulnerable. Those who are are front line health care workers are also at risk of both catching the disease and passing it on to others.

Each year many are admitted to hospital with the condition and it can take a while to fully recover. We forget that ‘flu can kill.

This year for the first time, four year olds are being offered the vaccine along with two and three year olds, as a means of combating the spread of the disease. If you’re worried about giving a child an injection, it is given as a nasal spray for young children.

The chief medical officer for Britain is urging all those who are offered the injection to visit their GP practice early in the season to ensure that they are fully protected as winter approaches.

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