A Sting in the Tale
‘Ouch! What was that? Nothing dampens a day at the beach like a tentacle wrapped around a limb. With so many creatures lurking close to shore in summer, it’s tough to know which ones are downright dangerous (Box Jellyfish) as opposed to just mildly irritating (sea lice – which BTW […]
A Sting in the Tale
We’ve only just recovered from magpie season and now this! Summer is on its way and the creepy-crawlies are coming out of hiding to scare the bejesus out of us. But how scared do we really need to be? And what action should we take in the case of a bite?
Now there’s some good […]
Would you know what to do if someone in your home suffered a cardiac arrest? An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in every home just makes sense.
Cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function in a person who may or may not have been diagnosed with heart disease. Cardiac arrest and “heart attack” are […]
People across the nation and around the world will gather this long-weekend to mark, and of course, celebrate Easter. Whether you are heading to the beach, camping, spending the day by the pool, or having a few beers with mates surrounding a seafood barbecue, make sure you ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, we know many of you are working hard to plan a memorable evening to share with your loved one. You’re trying to think of everything, the dinner, chocolates, flowers, dessert – but you’re missing one thing, first aid preparation.
We know it doesn’t sing “love” however, disaster can still occur and […]
It’s bushfire season, which means the burning of wood and bushland releases harmful gases, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, carbon dioxide and a range of organic compounds. This not only causes a threat to your home and the environment, but it also affects the air quality, irritating sensitive airways and triggers asthma. Children, the elderly, […]
Are you planning on travelling this summer break? Thinking of heading to a non-English speaking country? You’ve learnt the basic words of the destinations language; “yes”, “no”, “toilet”, “food”. But have you thought about learning “help”, “first aid”, “defibrillator”, “exit”, or “hospital”? Be First Aid prepared and educate you and your loved ones on how to ask for help […]
No one wants to miss out at Christmas, be deprived of the delicious (and sometimes unhealthy) food options, or feel like the gourmet and judgemental grinch. But as we enter the silly season of alcohol consumption and overindulgence, it can be a tough choice between taste and satisfaction or the all out belly blowout.
This time of year is one of the most high risk times on Australia Roads with many people hitting the road to attend Christmas parties, end of year celebrations, and heading towards the coast for a well-deserved break. Driver’s must remember that travelling during holiday periods can be more risky because of increased traffic volumes, […]
The skies grow dark, it’s humid and sticky, there are bright flashes in the sky followed by rumbling. It’s storm season. If you find yourself on a golf course, a beach or out in the open when a storm suddenly hits, you need to think quickly.
Lightning is one of the most dangerous and frequently […]