First Aid News

Placing an unconscious child on their side reduces the risk that they will need to stay in hospital, a new study has found.

If a child is breathing normally and has clear airways, but are not responding, they should be put on their side with their mouth facing downwards to allow liquids to drain out.

The study published in the ‘Archives of Disease in Childhood’ also assessed whether parents were aware of this technique, Reuters reported. Researchers at the Paris Diderot University analysed data on 553 babies and children aged up to 18-years-old, with an average age of 3, who visited paediatric emergency departments after losing consciousness in 2014.
The majority of the patients had been unconscious for approximately two minutes, while a third had been unresponsive for more than 20 minutes.
The study showed that the likelihood of a child staying in hospital dropped by 72 per cent if they were put into the correct position.
Over half of parents had tried different methods, including dangerous techniques such as shaking and slapping children.
A loss of consciousness in both children or adults is classed as a medical emergency and an ambulance should be called, according to the NHS website.

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Driver cpc news

7 men aged between 42 and 62 have been arrested by Greater Manchester Police following allegations of fraud relating to Driver CPC Training. One of the 7 arrested was Bob Monks, General Secretary of the United Road Transport Union (URTU.)

It is not known if the 7 arrested are all from URTU or not. It is believed all 7 men have now been given bail. The arrests were made in light of a number of investigations carried out by The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) Fraud and Integrity Team.

URTU were the first company to lose JAUPT approval to deliver Driver CPC Periodic Training. Approval was lost when it was discovered URTU did not deliver a full 7 hour Driver CPC training course. This constituted a breach of JAUPT terms and conditions of approval.

The news of arrests shows how serious the DSA and the police are taking Driver CPC fraud and this should be welcomed by industry. It’s a wakeup call to other rogue training providers to get there houses in order or face similar action. It demonstrates that cutting corners is not acceptable and will not be tolerated for more information on driver cpc training visit www.1stchoicetraining.co.uk.

It is also unknown if the initial allegations, that triggered the investigations and subsequent arrest were as a result of drivers making complaints or other training providers. Either way it is giving the right signals when it comes to Driver CPC training. Get it right or face the consequences.

In recent months JAUPT and DSA have ramped up the number of approved centre

New Uk Driving Laws 2017

MANY driving laws and rule changes have been introduced in 2017. Here is a breakdown of all the new driving laws, legislation and rule changes, you should be aware of or risk facing fines, driving bans or even a criminal record.

Car tax

From which could mean millions of drivers end up paying more money to tax their vehicle.

Britons who bought and registered cars on April 1st or after that date would have to pay the new tax rates.

Only electric cars which produce zero emissions and cost less than £40,000 will be completely exempt from the car tax rates.

Cars costing over £40,000 will be expected to pay an additional £310 surcharge on top of the car tax rate for five years.

Cars registered after the date will be expected to pay a standard rate for their car tax after the first year rate.

Speeding fines

Under the drivers can be charged up to 175 per cent of their weekly wage.

There is a cap of £1,000 on minor speeding offences or up to £2,500 for major ones.

A three band system will determine the severity of an offence and corresponds to different charges.

These charges are calculated on a percentage basis.

A minor offence constitutes a band A charge. Band A charges are for drivers who exceed the stated speed limit between one and 10mph.

So, if a driver travels 31mph up to 40mph in a 30mph zone, they can be charged between 25 per cent and 75 per cent of their weekly income.

Drivers who exceed the stated speed limit by 11mph up to 20mph will be charged between 75 per cent and 125 per cent of their wage.

Major offences, which are for speed limit breaches of up 22mph and above will be charged between 125 per cent and 175 per cent of their week wage.

In addition to the variable fee motorists could land themselves with a driving offence of this nature, they could also receive between three and six penalty points.

Child car seats 

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Under the new rules, it is illegal to have your child’s car seat fitted incorrectly. Under the new rules, only children who weigh 22kg or more, or are 4ft 10in (125cm) tall will be recommended to use the backless booster seats.

All children who are under 12 years old or less than 4ft 5in tall (135 cm) will be required to travel in car seat. Once the child is older than 12 or reaches the height guideline, then they will be allowed to travel in the regular adult car seas.

Only EU approved seats can be used in the UK.

Here is what you need to look out for to ensure you’re buying an appropriate seat:

Make sure you also check for an orange ‘approved’ label. On the orange approved labels there should be a capital E as well as the code R129. This signifies therefore it is a correct and suitable seat to buy.

If your baby is 15 months old or younger, their car seat must be rear-facing, any child older than that can ride in a forward-facing seat.

Car seats should be replaced when a baby’s head is level with the top of the seat. Babies that are under 9kg should also travel in a baby carrier and not a child seat.

When fitting a seat parents must ensure that only a belt with a diagonal strap is used unless the seats are specifically designed for use with a lap belt or you use ISOFIX anchor points.

It should be noted that if you are caught with an ‘unsuitable’ or wrongly fitted car seat then you could charged £500

Child car seats 

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Under the new rules, it is illegal to have your child’s car seat fitted incorrectly. Under the new rules, only children who weigh 22kg or more, or are 4ft 10in (125cm) tall will be recommended to use the backless booster seats.

All children who are under 12 years old or less than 4ft 5in tall (135 cm) will be required to travel in car seat. Once the child is older than 12 or reaches the height guideline, then they will be allowed to travel in the regular adult car seas.

Only EU approved seats can be used in the UK.

Here is what you need to look out for to ensure you’re buying an appropriate seat:

Make sure you also check for an orange ‘approved’ label. On the orange approved labels there should be a capital E as well as the code R129. This signifies therefore it is a correct and suitable seat to buy.

If your baby is 15 months old or younger, their car seat must be rear-facing, any child older than that can ride in a forward-facing seat.

Car seats should be replaced when a baby’s head is level with the top of the seat. Babies that are under 9kg should also travel in a baby carrier and not a child seat.

When fitting a seat parents must ensure that only a belt with a diagonal strap is used unless the seats are specifically designed for use with a lap belt or you use ISOFIX anchor points.

It should be noted that if you are caught with an ‘unsuitable’ or wrongly fitted car seat then you could charged £500

 

Class 2 driver needed

Kelly and sons transport are recruiting class 2 drivers.

Immediate start available for HGV class 2 drivers in Liverpool. Minimum of two years driving experience

is required. Excellent rates of Pay!!!

If you require any further information please speak to a member of our team.

 

Accredited First Aid Courses at APS

APS Centre LogoAPS Training Ltd are pleased to announce that we have started running the following First Aid courses at our centre. All our First Aid courses are accredited by Highfield.

Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work

Level 3 First Aid at Work

Level 3 First Aid Response

Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid

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Courses Coming Soon

The following courses will be available soon at our centre.

Asbestos Awareness

Operator CPC

for more information on the named courses please get in touch or revisit our site in mid November.

Wanted HGV Class 1 Driver

Recruitment Solutions have 2 permanent vacancies for class 1 drivers based in Manchester

All applicants must of completed their driver cpc training.

For more information please contact Jordan on 07496978159