Safety Tips for Outdoor Adventures

Deborah FarlowBlog, Safety

Are you gearing up for your next outdoor adventure? Whether you’re planning a serene hike through the mountains or a thrilling camping trip under the stars, ensuring your safety should be a top priority. From unexpected weather changes to encountering wildlife, outdoor excursions can present various challenges. But with the right preparation and equipment, you can minimize risks and maximize enjoyment. In this guide, we’ll explore essential safety tips, must-have supplies, and precautions for your outdoor adventures. 1. Plan and Prepare: Before embarking on any outdoor excursion, take the time to research your destination thoroughly. Familiarize yourself with the terrain, …

A Guide for AED Users: Responsible Disposal of AED Accessories

Deborah FarlowBlog, Safety

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are crucial life-saving devices, but as responsible users, it’s essential to understand the proper disposal methods for expired AED pads, batteries, and units. In this guide, we’ll explore the eco-friendly and safe ways to dispose of these components, ensuring both environmental sustainability and public safety. Expired AED Pads: Electronic Waste Recycling AED pads, equipped with electrodes and electronic components, should be treated as electronic waste. To dispose of expired AED pads responsibly: Take them to an accredited electronics recycling facility. Participate in electronic waste recycling programs available in your community. If AED pads have been contaminated …

What Should I Know Before Choosing an AED

Blue Flamingo SupportBlog, Safety

What Should I Know Before Choosing an AED? Shopping for a defibrillator can seem quite intimidating due to all of the different models, manufacturers and high prices. First Aid Canada is happy to provide four different types of defibrillators; all of which are trustworthy, easy to use and set at appropriate prices. This blog is designed to help you discover the best defibrillator for your life and your needs. Philips HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator  Philips HeartStart Onsite Automated External Defibrillators are the perfect life-saving device for public spaces such as community centers and sports arenas. Just like the Philips HeartStart Home …

How to Save Lives in Your Workplace

Blue Flamingo SupportBlog, First Aid

How to Save Lives in Your Workplace Office safety is crucial in any workplace. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read up on the Provincial Safety Requirements for your province on our blog you should definitely do so by clicking here or finding your province below: British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario Quebec Newfoundland & Labrador Nova Scotia  New Brunswick Prince Edward Island Along with an adequate first aid kit is important to have an Automated External Defibrillator onsite in the office. Cardiac arrest can occur at any age and it has even been recorded that the most common time for …

Holiday Home Safety Checklist

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Holiday Home Safety Checklist With the winter season just around the corner it is important to think ahead and be prepared for what the cold weather entails…  In addition to Winter Road Safety, the First Aid Canada team feels in is important to address safety within the home. While family and friends frequent the house more during the holidays it is important to be prepared with an adequate first aid kit and possibly an automated external defibrillator. Whether it be Dad burning himself trying to help Mom out on the stove or stubbing a toe playing house hockey with cousins an …