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Guidance to the mattress and related devices’ General Requirements standard: BS EN ISO 20342-1:2022
Guidance to the mattress and related devices’ General Requirements standard: BS EN ISO 20342-1:2022

Written by experts from the BHTA Beds and Support Surfaces and Pressure Care and Seating Sections. Overview The ISO 20342 series of standards covers various aspects of ...

A guide on personal issue first aid kits
A guide on personal issue first aid kits

Who needs a personal issue first aid kit? Personal issue kits should be issued to individual first aiders and other employees where appropriate to their role, ...

A guide on critical injury packs and personal issue kits
A guide on critical injury packs and personal issue kits

Critical injury pack The critical injury pack contains advanced first aid products, designed to stem catastrophic blood loss and treat life threatening injuries. It is recommended ...

A guide on travel and motoring first aid kits
A guide on travel and motoring first aid kits

Why do we need first aid in vehicles? Road accidents are common in the UK with 181,384 injuries reported in 2016. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/648082/rrcgb2016-02.pdf It is an employer’s legal responsibility ...

Communicating with families: Parents as partners – Making a difference together
Communicating with families: Parents as partners – Making a difference together

The BHTA has worked with the Don’t Call Me Mum campaign initiative to produce this article. We want to help professionals and companies working with ...

First aid kits in the workplace: A guide on caring for your workforce and keeping on the right side of the law
First aid kits in the workplace: A guide on caring for your workforce and keeping on the right side of the law

What the law says The Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981 states: “An employer shall provide, or ensure that there are provided, such equipment and ...