Defibrillator Batteries: Lifespan

by Michael Addison in Defibrillators | posted:

how long do defibrillator batteries last

How long do defibrillator batteries last?   Each year in Britain around 30,000 people fall victim to sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital environment. In the event of an emergency, defibrillators act as the first responder to the scene. Nothing lasts forever and with the importance of life-saving devices; you’ll need the right parts […]

Library Fire Safety

by Michael Addison in Fire Safety | posted:

library fire safety

What is one thing you can lose, never get back, or ever find again?   From the lost work of Nikola Tesla to the library of Alexandria.  A whole wealth of human knowledge lost forever. In the case of fire, there’s a wealth of history lost to the flame. As preservers of education and the […]

Why Buildings need an asbestos survey

by Michael Addison in Small Business Tips, Workplace Safety | posted:

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Any building constructed before the year 2000 could contain potentially lethal amounts of asbestos within its structure. Asbestos was very popular from the 60s to 90s before research revealed the life-threatening implications.   Toilet cisterns, padding, tiles and pipes are just a few items that could contain asbestos. As buildings deteriorate, the higher the likelihood […]

Three Key Tips for Restaurant startups

by Michael Addison in Small Business Tips | posted:

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  The presumption that a startup becomes a kitchen nightmare is just smoke and mirrors. Did you know that in 2016, the UK restaurant industry generated a turnover of approximately 34.9 billion British pounds? Now, you’ve worked for years, took out the capital and are ready to pursue your passion in the restaurant business. Maybe […]

Public Access Defibrillator

by Michael Addison in Defibrillators | posted:

public access defibrillator

  Fatigue. Fainting. Palpitations. Chest Pain. Shortness of breath.   Healthy or infirm, these are just some of the following symptoms that bring out Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Often without warning, the emergency medical services attempt to resuscitate 30,000 victims each year.   Did you know, less than one in ten survive SCA out of hospitals? […]

Health and Safety Signs

by Michael Addison in Health & Safety | posted:

safety signs supplies

Safety signs and signals are covered under The Health and Safety Regulations 1996.   The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states “Signs must be clear and legible, and should be used to identify actions that are prohibited, safeguards that must be followed, warning of a hazard”.   So, are they really needed? Is this just […]

Pigeon Bird Control

by Michael Addison in Pest Control | posted:

pigeon pests

So, what do people think of pigeons? In an old independent article from the 90’s, feelings were made pretty clear. Then there are people with a more “hands-on approach”.Unfortunately, pigeons will always be a pest, it’s not a species that can be so easily culled. The UK isn’t going to run a Four Pests campaign […]