Archive for month: July, 2012

Effects of Heat

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It’s not quite a heat wave but with temperatures of up to 28 degrees Celsius expected in Warrington and Wigan in the next few days, most of us can look forward to a sizzling weekend of sun-filled joy. There will be water fights. The sun is here. But before you dust down your flip-flops, have […]

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Inset First Aid training for Schools

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Action Training Services is encouraging teachers and school staff in Warrington, Wigan and St Helens to learn life-saving first aid during their ‘inset’ training days. The appeal comes after new data revealed that one in 11 children has asthma and 36 per cent of people with the condition are at high risk of a potentially […]

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Penketh Swimming Pool

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Lifeguards at Penketh Swimming Pool, Warrinington completed the STA Pool Attendant course on the 9th and 10th of June 2012. All students enjoyed the courses in full and passed with flying colours. Well Done Ged and the team.

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Highfield Accreditation Granted

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Action Training Services today received centre approval from Highfield. This will enable us as a training provider to provide even more quality training packages to companies in Wigan, Warrington and the Northwest. This will provide more flexibility to students and employers alike. Well Done team

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Recovery position

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There are several variations of the recovery position, each with its own advantages. No single position is perfect for all casualties. The position should be stable, near a true lateral position with the head dependent, and with no pressure on the chest to impair breathing. The RC(UK) recommends the following sequence of actions to place […]

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BS-8599 British Standard Workplace First Aid Kits

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The BSi (British Standard Institute) have recently published the new BS-8599 British Standard Workplace First Aid Kits on 30th June 2011 and allowing up until 31st December 2011 for businesses to conform. The current BHTA-HSE kits which were first introduced in 1997 based on the HSE guidelines, are now seen as outdated and inadequate due […]

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Parents Lack First Aid Confidence with New Babies

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Parents Lack First Aid Confidence in Raising Newborns There have been a number of reports recently which show that the confidence in parenting and raising newborn babies in the UK has diminished. The Top of the list areas which new mums and dads felt least prepared in were dealing with sleep issues, managing a crying […]

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Treating a High Temperature in Children

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Treating a High Temperature in Children A fever is a temperature of over 37.5°C. Fevers are quite common in young children and are usually mild. If your child’s face feels hot to the touch and they look red or flushed then they may have a fever. You can check their temperature with a thermometer and […]

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Questions about the changes for HSE Approved Training Providers

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Q. Will the HSE be withdrawing HSE approval from training providers? A. The Prime Minister has said that the Lofstedt report should be implemented. There is increasing pressure from Ministers and support from trade unions, employer bodies for its implementation. Q. When will this happen? A. Implemented ASAP. Government departments tend to release information in […]

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Changes for HSE First Aid training providers

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Helpful Links for changes for approved HSE First Aid Training Providers in Wigan, Warrington, St. Helens and Skelmersdale The Lofstedt Report http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/lofstedt-report.pdf The Governments Acceptance of the Lofstedt Report http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/lofstedt-report-response.pdf HSE Training Standards for Awarding Bodies http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/web46.pdf HSE First Aid Updates Page http://www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/whats-new/index.htm

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