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New for 2018 "Blended Learning" FAW (First Aid at Work) Courses

 

Available from January 2018 our new Blended Learning courses are ideal for organisations that struggle due to time restraints or work commitments to fit in training for staff, particularly so when courses are more than a day in duration.

With these blended learning courses, candidates can complete much of the theory at their own pace in their own time, after which all the practical assessments can be taken at a convenient time, without the usual problems of trying to arrange several days that fits in with everyone’s schedule. 

 

 

Schools and Colleges are told by CLEAPSS to check how they store 2,4-DNP (2,4-Dinitrophenylhydrazine)

 

Schools who hold stocks of 2,4-DNP are reminded to check the storage arrangements for this chemical are as per HAZCARD 30

 

If it has been stored as advised there is no caused for concern.

 

However of there is no water in the outer container or the reagent has not been placed inside an additional container you must assume that the material has dried out meaning there is an additional risk is present.

 

DO NOT OPEN THE REAGENT BOTTLE.

 

PLEASE CALL THE CLEAPSS HELPLINE FOR FURTHER ADVICE.  

 
 

 

 

HSE Announce Changes to First Aid At Work for 2017

 

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) First Aid bulletin, with important statements to Training Providers and Employers.

 

 

Training on Defibrillators to be included on the EFAW and FAW Syllabus

 

"Changes to Resuscitation Council UK guidelines on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in October 2015 mean that HSE will now be revising the Emergency First Aid and First Aid at Work syllabuses. The revision will require all workplace first aiders to be trained in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) from the 31 December 2016, as the Resuscitation Council UK guidelines now state that the management of a casualty requiring CPR is to request an AED.

 

It is sensible to ensure that EFAW and FAW first aiders are trained in AED use as they are now available within many

workplaces and public spaces. There is good evidence that the early use of an AED has a far more beneficial outcome for the casualty than if that intervention is delayed.

For employers this does not mean you have to purchase a defibrillator for your workplace as the requirement for a defibrillator is still dependent on your needs assessment. Neither do you have to retrain all your existing first aiders as they will be updated in this skill when they requalify.

For those who deliver EFAW and FAW training the change means that you should ensure that students are trained and assessed on how to use an AED from the 31 December 2016 within the existing timeframe allowed for the delivery of either EFAW or FAW training. HSE has no objection if training providers wish to adopt this change before the 31 December."

 

 

Employers and First Aid Kits

 

 

"The recent European Resuscitation Council review of a number of first aid protocols suggests there is a need in certain circumstances for first aid kits to contain haemostatic dressings and tourniquets. The view of HSE is that the inclusion of these items is based on your First Aid Needs Assessment.

"The recent European Resuscitation Council review of a number of first aid protocols suggests there is a need in certain circumstances for first aid kits to contain haemostatic dressings and tourniquets. The view of HSE is that the inclusion of these items is based on your First Aid Needs Assessment."

Where your needs assessment has identified a requirement for tourniquets and/or haemostatic dressings you should make sure:

 

Your haemostatic dressings are always in date;
Workplace first aiders are trained by a competent provider in when to apply a tourniquet and the correct technique to use. For example, competent training providers should be teaching clinical protocols as described by the Faculty of Pre Hospital Care; and,
Workplace first aiders have training in when and how a haemostatic dressing is applied.

 

 

"Examples of sectors that may benefit from additional training in the use of tourniquets based on RIDDOR data include: construction, agriculture, forestry and some aspects of manufacturing."

If you would like further advice you can contact the HSE or talk to us here at SJB Safety Training 07788167328

 

Not Sure Where You Can Go For Advice?

 

For a lot of us, when the dreaded words "Health and Safety" are uttered, a depressing cloud seems to come down, bringing forth images of mountainous paperwork, and desks groaning from the weight piled on them from large folders of legislation, but this doesn't have to be the case, and the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) have some very useful guides and resources on their website for all things connected with practicing good Health and Safety management in education.

 

 

For all matters regarding Health and Safety in Schools and Colleges go to  http://www.hse.gov.uk/services/education/

or you can contact us via email office@sjbsafetytraining.com or via the contact form.

 

 

 

 

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