DJB First Aid Training Discussion

Rescuing an Unconscious Casualty from Open Water – Part 7

Accompanied Rescue This is a water based contact rescue which requires the rescuer turning the casualty before they can tow them to safety. The rescuer must be a competent swimmer and be able to tread water if the rescue is...
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HEALTH & SAFETY LAW

HEALTH & SAFETY LAW The Health & Safety at Work Act came into force in 1974 and covers everyone at work (apart from persons attending domestic premises). The Act makes it clear that EVERYONE has a part to play in...
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RESCUING A CONSCIOUS CASUALTY FROM OPEN WATER – Part 6

Accompanied Rescue This is a water-based non-contact rescue, providing the casualty with a buoyant aid to help them to swim (or wade) to safety. This is a RED SKILL because it requires the rescuer to enter the water, and get...
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RESCUING A CONSCIOUS CASUALTY FROM OPEN WATER – Part 5

Watercraft Rescue A Watercraft based, non-contact, indirect-contact or direct-contact rescue. This requires a rescuer to enter, or go onto the water with a watercraft, and either reach into or enter the contact zone by boat, surfboard, paddleboard, motorboat etc. (more…)
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RESCUING A CONSCIOUS CASUALTY FROM OPEN WATER – Part 4

  Tow Rescue (Enter the water) If a Casualty is out of reach, entry into the water with a rescue aid may be the fastest and most effective rescue for the casualty. (more…)
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Back To School Tips

Holidays are over;  Back to School Hints & Tips I can’t actually believe that the summer holidays are nearly over and it is time for the children to go back to school. For some this will be their first time,...
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RESCUING A CONSCIOUS CASUALTY FROM OPEN WATER – Part 3

  Wading Rescue Where the casualty is in shallow water and in your standing depth, a wading rescue can be used. (more…)
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RESCUING A CONSCIOUS CASUALTY FROM OPEN WATER – Part 2

Throwing Rescues If the casualty is too far out to reach then the next best rescue is to throw 21something to them so they can hold it and then get pulled to safety. (more…)
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CYCLING – SAFETY POINTERS

  Advice for parents   Cycling is fun and great way for kids to get fit. But, given the increase in traffic on our roads, it’s understandable that parents can worry about letting their children get about on two wheels!...
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