REDUCE LIABILITY & ROBUSTLY IMPROVE FIRST AID AT WORK COMPLIANCE AND CAPABILITY WHILE REDUCING COSTS BY UP TO 80%
Almost all commercial aircraft have access to telemedicine, it's a wonder of the modern age, however;
PEACE OF MIND: All responsible companies pay special attention to health and safety compliance. And if an accident were to happen you expect that your first aid trained staff will know exactly what to do.
THE REALITY: First aid trained people suffer skill fade in fact they start to forget stuff the moment that the course ends. A real emergency might just be the most terrifying and overwhelming situation that they've ever experienced and even with the support of other cabin crew, nobody can predict what actions they might take or forget to take. Until now; there has been no real alternative; but our Emergency step-by-step guides improve First Aid at Work (FAW) compliance and capability. They work by helping the user to unlock knowledge and ensures that the first aider will rapidly carry out the correct actions, competently, with confidence and without omission, first-time, every-time. Our system reduces your responsibility to facilitate the retention of skills and it mitigates your overall risk. The system is so simple that a 12 year old can use it to start saving a life in under 60 seconds and it provides both you and your clients with peace of mind. It’s an easy system to integrate and requires no additional training. The books are self explanatory, just issue them to your first aiders and ask them to familiarise themselves with the new system.
In an effort to demonstrate corporate responsibility, employers have tried to make every provision for a safe environment through the provision of first aid trained staff, but they have become unwittingly locked into an expensive, outdated and inadequate system of first aid compliance that too often fails them. While towing the line and ticking the box of compliance you have entered into an arrangement that cannot guarantee corporate peace of mind or indeed value for money, because as soon as the course ends, legal responsibility for revision, maintenance of skills and the ultimate performance of the first aider is passed to the employer. It’s just like a vehicle MOT; valid on the day of issue, but if your brake lights fail while the certificate is valid, the owner will be held responsible and accountable, not the garage who conducted the MOT, or in this case, the company that provided your first aid training.
The benefits: Update your risk assessment and direct your first aider to use our guide to assist them during an emergency and...
Financial savings: Our sole aim is to save lives by improving an outdated and inadequate system, but it would appear that there are also financial benefits to businesses. This revelation has been an unintentional but happy coincidence.
Everybody should learn first Aid and compliance with health & safety regulations is just common sense. But over a 3 year period, the average business will spend between £250 and £500 for every First Aid at Work (FAW) trained individual in their business. This doesn’t include the cost of time away from the workplace.
While individual hubs might be locally responsible for FAW training and compliance, it’s ultimately the brand that suffers when something goes wrong. So, improving first aid capability and compliance across your business while reducing costs by as much as 80% just makes sense. Our aim is to save lives by improving an outdated and inadequate system, the financial benefits were simply an unintentional but happy coincidence.
Even if you carry out FAW using an in-house trainer, you can still reduce time away from the workplace, reduce your overall financial and legal liability and of course, robustly improve your FAW capability and compliance.
Your current first aid arrangements; do not guarantee even the medium term competence or capability of the first aider. Here are just some of the fundamental flaws of your current first aid training arrangements and how they are failing you, while costing a small fortune...
When your first aiders knowledge lets them down and it inevitably will, our unique step-by-step guides won’t. It is a proven concept, tested on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan for over a decade. Compliant with International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, American Heart Association, European Resuscitation Council and UK Resuscitation Council first aid guidelines 2015.
Our unique guides are available as a standard publication in any quantity, or as a bespoke, corporately branded publication with a minimum order of 5,000 books. They are waterproof and grease proof, tear resistant and hand made in Britain.
WHEN THE FIRST AIDERS KNOWLEDGE LETS THEM DOWN
OUR UNIQUE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDES WON'T
The step-by-step guides were born out of a need for change:
In the UK 140,000 people who could have survived, die every year because there wasn't somebody available who had either the confidence or competence to deliver effective first aid.
1. When returning from holiday aboard a budget airline a male passenger in his 50's suffered sever central chest pain. He was having a heart attack. The cabin crew were first aid trained and had equipment on board, despite this they made an announcement asking if there was a medically trained person on board who could offer assistance. A reasonable thing to do. However; only after a second announcement and a some 6 minutes later, did a qualified health professional arrive at the casualties seat. By that time, the only treatment that had been administered by the cabin crew was; that the casualties clothing had been loosened and he'd been given sips of water. Oxygen had been sent for but no AED or Aspirin had been requested and the patients own GTN had not been administered.
2. About 30 minutes into a flight between Manchester and Malaga, a woman in the bathroom collapsed, crashing open the door and falling into the aisle. Two men sitting nearby picked her up and laid her in their seats. The woman was pale and sweating heavily. The crew had trouble communicating with her because she was going in and out of consciousness and also because she spoke Spanish.
The crew struggled to diagnose what was wrong and therefore failed to provide effective treatment for her. Luckily a paramedic who was traveling on the fight was able to make a diagnosis from her symptoms, he guessed that she had very low blood sugar. and treated her successfully for hypoglycaemia. Within 20 minutes, she was doing better. A little later, she was fully awake and able to eat. They later figured out what had happened. The woman, who had diabetes had hurried through the airport to make the connection. She had taken insulin prior to her flight, planning to get something to eat before boarding the plane . That didn’t happen.
In each of the cases presented, everybody had been first aid trained and qualified, but all, either lacked the confidence or competence or both, to carry out effective and immediate first aid that may have saved a life. This is not uncommon and to some extent each response is understandable, given that it's not something that these people deal with on a daily basis. However; for the casualties and their families, this type of inaction was neither understandable or acceptable. We do not suggest that effective first aid would have definitely resulted in a life being saved or further injury being prevented. But in all of these situations, knowing that everything that could have been done, was done, provides peace of mind for everybody.
There are certain people in society who are not medical professionals, but who we rely on to be capable of providing effective and immediate help during a medical emergency. These people include people in uniform, usually public servants, but also none public servants like airline cabin crew, ships crew, school teachers, nursery workers, nanny's, holiday reps and people who have specific workplace roles as a trained first aider. We expect them to be confident and competent in their skills. When their actions or inaction falls short of our expectations, we often feel let down, vulnerable or even angry. Angry to the point of bringing a law suit.
In reality; most of these people are only doing their best, even when their best falls short of our expectations. So we decided that we could help them to do more, to unlock their knowledge, to guide them step-by-step, so that even if the worst happened and the casualty didn't survive, both the first aider, their employer and the family of the casualty could be reassured that everything that could have been done, had been done...
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