- Ensure you have a first aid kit on hand within your household!
Having a first aid kit at home is important because it helps you handle medical emergencies as quickly as possible. It can help you treat injuries quickly, reduce the risk of complications, and relieve pain instantly. It can also keep antibiotics within arm’s reach and stop blood loss immediately.
- Ensure you have a family or friend as an emergency contact!
Having an emergency contact is important because they are the first person the doctors will notify in the event of an emergency. They also have the authority to make decisions about your medical care and are aware of your privacy concerns.
- Set up an emergency contact on your mobile phone!
Setting up an emergency contact on your mobile phone is a fantastic idea. It can help first responders and medical professionals get in touch with your loved ones in case of an emergency. Here’s how you can set up an emergency contact on your mobile phone:
iPhone: Open the Health app, tap your profile picture, select Medical ID, and then edit your emergency contacts.
Android: Open the Contacts app, select the contact you want to add as your emergency contact, tap the three dots in the upper-right corner, and then select Add to emergency contacts.
- Learn basic first aid on a 1 day course!
Learning basic first aid can help you to be prepared for emergencies and can help you to save lives. It can also help you to feel more confident in your ability to help others in an emergency.
To book onto our 1 day QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work course please contact [email protected] or give us a call on 01752 717597 for more information!
- Make a list of important emergency numbers!
Having a list of important emergency numbers can help you to be prepared for emergencies and can help you to save time, stress, and even the lives of family members in the case of an actual emergency. Some important emergency numbers to have on a list include your family physician and hospital, school contacts, local contact, next of kin, work contact, etc.
- Download what3words!
What3words is a smartphone app that divides the entire planet into 57 trillion squares, each measuring three metres by three metres, and assigns each a unique sequence of three words. The sequence pinpoints the location of the user exactly, and can be given to the emergency services if you get lost or stranded. Police are urging people to download the app which could make the difference between life and death!
Head over to www.what3words.com to check it out!
- Plan for a range of potential emergencies!
Planning for a range of potential emergencies at home is important because it helps you prepare for unexpected emergency situations that can occur inside the home, in the neighborhood or far from home. Planning ahead is the best way to prepare for potential emergency situations and conditions.