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Sanitary floor tile
system improves wet
area safety and hygiene
Herontile is modular click system from system to
matting manufacturer Plastic Extruders. provide a
This simple click flooring system is seamless wall
designed to cover large areas of flooring to wall
seamlessly and efficiently creating a safe covering and
and attractive slip-resistant wall-to-wall are available in
surface for changing rooms, shower-rooms standard
and other barefoot wet areas. colours of dark
Manufactured from EVA making them blue, light blue, light grey and beige. The fit against walls or around obstructions.
soft and comfortable underfoot, Herontiles semi-flexible tile has an open grid format The recent introduction of a new
are impregnated with permanent anti- with strong underside supports which will edging ramp forms a safe and non-trip
fungal and anti-bacterial Sanitized® efficiently drain and dissipate large edge between the Herontile and other
additives, providing a safe and hygienic quantities of water. areas of floor.
surface and helping to prevent the spread This innovative system can be laid over Samples and information about these
of infection and germs. floors which are not completely flat which and the other ranges in the family is
They are manufactured in 333mm is an added advantage when covering available from Plastic Extruders Ltd.
square and 15mm thick tiles which are older or poorly laid or finished floor. It can Tel: 01268 571116
joined together easily with a press click also be easily be cut on site and shaped to www.plastexmatting.com
Combat casualty skills for
construction workers
C
onstruction workers are more the staggering fatality statistic and said aid training relies on the imminent arrival of
likely to die in the workplace than taking the necessary actions as a lone the emergency services within 8 – 16
any other industry, with more than worker or ‘buddy aid’ in a remote location minutes, but FARM challenges those
six fatalities per month reported to could mean the difference between life techniques by teaching continuous
the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). and death. casualty care with prolonged management
And, with changes to the HSE’s First “The new guidelines state that of the sick or injured. In fact, some
Aid at Work (FAW) guidelines coming into employers now have to carry out a risk locations in the UK can expect a pizza to
effect in October 2009, exposing assessment as part of the change in be delivered quicker than calling for a life
employers to fines of up to £20,000 and legislation, so we teach muscle memory. saving paramedic ambulance.
possible imprisonment, the UK’s only first Our clients are put through the most “Basic steps like maintaining body
aid training course tailored specifically to rigorous training and role-play scenarios to temperature, keeping sugar levels up,
teach the ‘muscle memory’ required to give them the insight, knowledge and tools stemming catastrophic blood flow and
tackle emergencies seen in such locations do deal with situations that are not administering fluids can help to keep the
has been introduced. traditionally covered in basic first aid casualty stable; which is vital when the
Hereford-based 7MST (7 Medical training,” he said. accident scene is very remote and not
Support Training) has launched FARM (First “Much can be learnt from the easily accessible to the emergency
Aid Rural Medicine), a unique training pioneering techniques used by the military services.
course that draws on the experience of medical teams currently deployed in “It is therefore more vital than ever for
highly trained ex-military medics whose Afghanistan, especially from the approach rural construction managers to ensure their
knowledge is steeped in ‘keeping people to prolonged field care. first aid training reflects the risk
alive’ in austere locations. It is ideal “I realised nothing like this existed in assessment and annual refresher training
training for construction site managers to the UK specifically for rural workers, like recommended within the legislation.”
handle major incidents at all times – as the the project manager who may be working As part of the training, products rarely
construction site changes, along with the on an isolated construction site while his seen outside of specialist remote medical
teams of sub-contractors employed. teams operate dangerous, heavy duty areas are demonstrated, such as Celox, a
Construction site managers need better machinery or work at heights. He needs to haemostatic clotting agent, and Emox, a
first aid training, the company says, to be sure he can cope in an emergency, chemical driven oxygen administration set.
increase the chances of survival in the especially in the event of a delayed NHS These are lightweight and durable and
event of an emergency involving moving response due to the remote incident comply with the HSE’s guidance that first
machinery, falls from height or being at an location.” aid equipment needs to be ‘wherever
isolated location. FARM challenges traditional first aid people work.’
Training director Steve Benbow is a methods with advanced, evidence-based For more information on 7MST or to
former military and Subaru World Rally training techniques that have been proven book a training course, please call
team paramedic and ‘remote area to work on military casualties, so trainees 0845 834 0144 or email
practitioner’ who works with the NHS become confident in a real life situation. training@7mst.co.uk
ambulance services. He wants to reduce Steve Benbow added: “Standard first
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