RIDDOR reporting of COVID-19 Below are the guidelines provided by the Health & Safety Executive. You must only make a report under RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013) when: an unintended incident at work has led to someone’s possible or actual exposure to coronavirus. This must be reported as a dangerous occurrence. a worker has been diagnosed as having COVID 19 and there is reasonable evidence that it was caused by exposure at work. This must be reported as a case of disease. a worker dies as a result of occupational exposure to coronavirus. What to report Dangerous occurrences Read about RIDDOR regulation 7, Schedule 2 – Section 10 on legislation.gov.uk If something happens at work which results in (or [More…]
At LifeSaver Training we are always hyper-vigilant with regards to the cleanliness & hygiene of our training materials and premises, and in light of the coronavirus we have increased our cleaning regime, using anti-bacterial and anti-viral products. For those attending one of our various first aid courses we provide individual disposable face-shields for personal protection when performing mouth to mouth rescusitation on the CPR manikins. The manikins are cleaned with anti-bacterial wipes between individual student use. At the end of each course the CPR manikins are dismantalled and subjected to a stringent cleaning process, the used lungs are disposed of and news lungs fitted ready for the next course. We would ask attendees to follow current public health advice regarding coronavirus and should they show [More…]
Now available at LifeSaver Training The Level 3 First Aid at Work bended learning course, comprising of e-learning and 2 days classroom based face to face training. On successful completion of both the e-learning and classroom based training learners are awarded the Level 3 First Aid at Work qualification (RQF).
Published online (30 October) the latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain, including the following key annual figures (2018/19): 1.4 million working people suffering from work-related ill health 2,526 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2017) 147 workers killed at work 581,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey 69,208 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR 28.2 million working days lost due to work-related ill health and workplace injury £15 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2017/18)
Department for Education plans to introduce CPR training in schools in England from 2020. This decision will undoubtedly save lives as children and young people learn this valuable skill and carry it with them through their lives. The change follows years of tireless campaigning to get first aid and CPR onto the curriculum. Currently less than 1 in 10 people in the UK survive a cardiac arrest that occurs out of hospital. Chances of survival can treble if someone having a cardiac arrest is given early CPR and defibrillation.