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Proposed changes to HSE approval - Lofstedt Review

The process of implementing the Lofstedt recommendations is proceeding steadily. HSE anticipates the publication of a public consultation document, focussing on (amendments to/changes to) the Approved Code of Practice.
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New First Aid Kit

There is now a new standard for the contents of a workplace First Aid Kit BS-8599 (effective from 30th June 2011). Employers will need to carry out a first aid assessment in order to satisfy their requirements.
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Compression only CPR

Compression only (hands-only resuscitation) CPR is a technique that involves chest compressions without artificial respiration.
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Update to Resuscitation Guidelines October 2010

European Resuscitation Council and the Resuscitation Council (UK) jointly pulished the new Resuscitation Guidelines 2010.
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New Parents Emergency First Aid Training Course available

Emergency First Aid Training Course For Parents. The course is designed to ensure that Parents are able to administer first aid safely, promptly and effectively to a baby or child in an emergency situation.
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New HSE Guidelines Implications for your Business

From 1 October 2009 The Health and Safety Executive have introduced two new First Aid courses. 3 day First Aid at Work and 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work.
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First aid for schools now available in Wiltshire, Oxford Surrey & Hampshire

First aid for schools in Wiltshire, Oxford, Surrey & Hampshire. Take advantage of your inset days with this short first aid course delivered at your school
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Review of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981

Since the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 came into force there have been substantial changes in the workplace. In early 2008 the Health & Safety Executive carried out a consultation to evaluate the effectiveness of ‘First Aid in the Workplace’
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