Tourniquet & Haemostatic Dressing Training for Security Workers

You are first on the scene following a terrorist attack! You were confronted with people haemorrhaging blood from injured limbs! Would your first aid training be adequate? OJAST Ltd offers training in tourniquet and haemostatic dressing that could make all the difference. Tourniquets save lives! With terror attacks on soft targets rising, any worker in… read more

School and Workplace Violence and Aggression – OJAST Ltd Can Help You

The definition of violence includes verbal abuse and threats as well as physical violence. Reporting verbal abuse and threats can help in identifying further actions that can reasonably be taken to reduce risks, such as changes in site layout, procedures or additional training. HSE’s web pages on work related violence highlight initiatives undertaken to tackle… read more

Life saved by First Aid Training

An email from a happy client – Learning and Development Facilitator Audley Academy Hi Amanda, As promised, I have some details of the incident for you. Kate Xxxxxxxx (Reception) completed her first aid training on Wednesday (external trainer from OJAST Ltd). She really enjoyed the training and had told me how confident she now felt…. read more

First Aid Saves Lives – OJAST Ltd

An email from a happy client – Learning and Development Facilitator
Audley Academy Hi Amanda, As promised, I have some details of the incident for you. Kate Xxxxxxxx (Reception) completed her first aid training on Wednesday (external trainer from OJAST Ltd). She really enjoyed the training and had told me how confident she now felt. It was… read more

HSE June 2016 First Aid New Information for Training – AED, Tourniquets and Haemostatic Dressings

This Information informs duty holders on matters that affect workplace first aid under the Health and Safety (First-aid) Regulations 1981 Advice to Employers, from the HSE, on the use of Blended Learning in First Aid Training.  Blended learning is an accepted means by which workplace first aid training can be delivered. It is important that Employers… read more

Motor vehicle repair company fined after work experience student crushed by vehicle

Date: 9 June 2016 A motor vehicle repair company was fined after a 27 year old man gaining work experience at the garage, was crushed to death by a vehicle. Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard on 20 December 2014, Muhammed Zohaib Yasin, had been working at, Just Mercedes Limited, watching another employee carry out repair work on… read more

Major frozen food manufacturer fined for safety failings

Date: 9 May 2016 A major frozen food manufacturer based in Whittlesey, near Peterborough, has been fined £800,000 for safety failings after an employee nearly lost his arm. Peterborough Crown Court heard how a 34-year-old employee was attempting to check the condition of the head roller on a bypass conveyor. While doing this his arm became entangled in… read more

Worker loses all fingers and thumb in machinery

Date: 13 May 2016 An assistant farm manager from Norwich lost all his fingers and thumb of his left hand when it became caught in machinery. Norwich Magistrates’ Court heard how the farm manager was operating a firewood processing machine, which consisted of a circular saw, log splitter and conveyer. In the course of splitting a… read more

Crystal company sentenced over injury to worker

Date: 13 May 2016 A Cumbrian lead crystal manufacturer has been fined after an employee suffered a serious hand injury while using machinery. Laura Ponsford, who was 21 at the time of the incident in February last year, had the middle finger of her right hand torn off while operating a drill to widen the neck… read more

Company fined after agency worker seriously injured

Date: 6 May 2016 A Suffolk cargo handling company has been fined £100,000 after an employee suffered serious injury when a sheet of marble weighing one tonne fell on him. Ipswich Crown Court heard how an employee of Extreme Handling Limited was working at GMA Warehousing and Transport Limited’s Felixstowe site. He was assisting a fork… read more