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First-aid update

The Health and Safety Executive has updated its first-aid advice in a new leaflet.

Basic advice on first aid at work also has a new version of the poster "Electric shock first-aid procedures". The aim is to help first-aiders cope with problems until expert help arrives.

The leaflet has guidance on resuscitation, as well as on dealing with severe bleeding, broken bones, burns and eye injuries. The leaflet can be found on the web at www.hse.gov.uk

Phil Revell

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