Did you know there are new First Aid posters available from the HSE, updated in November 2017? On our tours of workplaces, we often come across health and safety posters worthy of an antiques shop, hopelessly out of date. Old posters signal a casual attitude to keeping a workplace fresh and up to date (or perhaps they are useful in hiding a nasty coffee stain!).
Posters have limited value in our opinion, but they have their purpose and of the many available, the new first aid posters are perhaps of real value. They are no substitute for the training first aiders receive but serve to remind a first aider of the basic life-saving skill. Any diligent first aider would want to refresh their memory periodically and not wait for the next round of training.
There are in fact two new posters available. The ‘Basic Advice on First Aid at Work’ poster includes information on the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). The poster shows basic first aid procedures, in accordance with the most recent recommendations from the European Resuscitation Council. The other poster ‘Electric shock: First aid procedures’ gives basic advice on first-aid procedures if someone has an electric shock at work.
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