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How paediatric first aid courses help you become an effective child caregiver

11-05-2016

Photo shows a plaster being applied to a child

It’s not that curiosity is a bad thing that should be curtailed. No. Every parent and caregiver should nurture a child's innate curiosity. But instead of giving free rein to that curiosity, caregivers should temper that with vigilance and proper preparation, like taking up paediatric emergency f…

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Man jailed for illegal inspections of play equipment

20-05-2012

A Chester man has been jailed for more than 14 months after repeatedly ignoring a legal order preventing him from inspecting inflatable play equipment.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Peter McCormack (previously known as Peter Coltilda and Peter John Morrell), of Garden Lan…

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Agriculture case studies – children on farms

21-07-2011

Agriculture has one of the highest fatal accident rates of any industry in the UK. It is also the only high-risk industry that has to deal with the constant presence of children. Farms are homes as well as workplaces.

Visitors to the countryside, many of them children, are often present whilst work …

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Derbyshire pupils hurt following hose burst

23-06-2011

Emergency services were called to Noel Baker School, in Alvaston on Wednesday after a hydraulic hose burst, spraying children and a teacher with fluid.

Five children were taken to hospital for treatment for skin and eye irritation. Paramedics treated others at the scene.

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