The Cop Blaster Just Made Police Misconduct Reporting Easy

The future of American law enforcement accountability has arrived with the launch of a new website capable of truly altering the balance of power in the streets. The CopBlaster.com Police Tracking and Misconduct Complaint Reporting System utilizes technology similar to that used by law enforcement to track citizens, but instead turns the tables by allowing citizens to track them instead. Anyone can login with their Facebook account or sign up for a free membership to expose the truth about police officers, prosecutors, judges, and snitches without fear of censorship.

As an ex-con recently released from a federal penitentiary, the founder of Cop Blaster knows firsthand that the greatest threat to liberty in America is not terrorism or some foreign power. It is the Federal Government of the United States, more specifically, those that swear to protect and defend the Constitution domestically, but do the opposite. Those offenders are police officers, prosecutors, judges, and the snitches that enable them to kill, kidnap, steal, and harass in the name of injustice.

Starting with those responsible for his persecution, the founder of Cop Blaster has begun aggregating names, pictures, addresses, and other information hoping to lead by example. Persecuted for what? Creating a series of websites that received a lot of media scrutiny in 2012 for allowing people to anonymously post complaints about people. When sentenced to federal prison for sending a threatening email to someone that began stalking him over the websites he was ordered not to run them or any site that involves content removal while on supervision. That condition does not prohibit building new sites that do not remove content, so Cop Blaster will not remove content from the site for any reason and those seeking to remove content will be told to petition the judge to strike the conditions.

Not just a revenge site. Cop Blaster has dedicated considerable time to exposing wrongs done to others that he met while behind bars and believes that such stories further demonstrate why Cop Blaster is necessary. Stories such as an inmate dying due to medical neglect, a federal judge that denied a defendant the right to tell his true whereabouts to the jury because they were considered classified by the U.S. Army, and an illegal immigrant that was wrongfully shot by a former Seattle Police Officer of the Year.

The founder of Cop Blaster has chosen to host his site overseas to thwart any future attempt by the United States to take it down and has configured it to continue running should he be re-incarcerated at an upcoming violation hearing. Cop Blaster was ordered to participate in computer monitoring after his computer ban was lifted for being unconstitutional. Cop Blaster installed the monitoring software as required, but had to disable it after two computers were brought to their knees by outdated and misbehaving programs. Now US Probation is trying to get his old ban re-instated and bury the truth about the monitoring software company.

I Turned Down $1 Million

I refuse to take the bait. I’m talking about the challenge issued by the U.S.-based James Randi Educational Foundation – if anyone can prove they have any type of psychic abilities, JREF will give that person $1 million. While a million bucks would go a long way to paying off my mortgage and allowing me to take that Sedona dream vacation, I don’t need to prove the existence of spirit to anyone who obviously has no faith in spirit, humanity, their own spiritual potential, or God. Actually, I feel sorry for the JREF-ers, who use cold, hard-nosed rationality to blind themselves to miracles that occur daily in all of our lives.

I’m not alone in passing on the challenge – reputable psychic mediums like James Van Praagh and Alison DuBois have ignored Randi’s tantalizing taunt. He was quoted in an article on sympatico.ca, saying, “Hopefully, the JREF’s Million Dollar Challenge makes people think twice when they hear psychics claiming they can predict the future or talk to the dead. If psychics can really do what they say they can, why hasn’t anyone taken our million dollars?”

Further, he said the challenge was meant to target “high-profile operators” [like Van Praagh and DuBois] who “are getting rich by preying on people’s grief and guilt about loved ones who have died,” calling their actions “despicable.”

While I must unfortunately admit that there are psychic scammers out there – charlatans who promise to remove curses for ridiculous sums of money – the majority of psychics and mediums I know are trustworthy individuals who truly want to serve humanity by bringing messages from spirit to their friends and loved ones still on the earth plane. From my own experience, many of my clients are happy and grateful when I provide for them verifiable evidence that I’ve connected with their loved ones in spirit. (Alas, I can’t claim 100 percent success, but no medium will make that claim.)

When my husband read the sympatico.com article, he prodded me to put in my two cents toward claiming the $1 million prize. You’ve got to understand that Benjamin, besides having great faith in my skills, is a former advertising and marketing writer, and thinks the JREF test would be a great way to create publicity for me. (Another of his ideas: Serve coffee and pie with each reading. Nahhhh…)

I won’t accept the Randi test for two reasons: First, if I were to agree to his challenge, I’d be doing it out of ego – to prove to myself and others that I was better than him. Because doing that, I’d no longer be working for spirit, I’d be working for myself. And I’m happy to be subservient to the needs of spirit, which needs to prove nothing.

Secondly, and most importantly, it’s impossible to prove something to someone who’ll never accept the impossible. Science only goes so far in explaining how the world works – the rest is up to a person’s faith. I accept in faith that there is life after death, and I live that acceptance every time I provide evidence that a client’s mother, father, friend or pet comes through in a reading. I accept that there’s a divine intelligence in the universe that had a hand in our lives, if we allow the intelligence to work with us. And I have faith that one day, humans will transcend the petty bickering that goes on between groups and we’ll embrace each other in the spirit of tolerance and love.

Why do I choose to have faith? That I can’t explain – I just believe. I accept the words of philosopher Khalil Gibran: “Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.” And I especially appreciate this thought from American humourist James Thurber: “It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.”

As a former magician, James Randi made a living creating false realities to fool people. Perhaps this is why he sees falseness everywhere, and needs to cling to science as a way to believe in the world of truth. To respond to that, may I add one more quote I’ve come to like? Henry David Thoreau said, “Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science.”

Amen to that.

Florida Phosphate Industry Practices Severely Disturb Navigable Waterways?

Florida is known as the “Sunshine State”, but interestingly receives more rainfall than most states in the Union. Florida receives enormous amounts of yearly rainfall from north to south every year. About fifty percent of the annual rainfall is absorbed into the ground and “contained” in watersheds. Central Florida’s watersheds as a whole cover an area the size of the great state of Rhode Island.

The Florida landscape certainly contains or “holds” enough rainwater on a yearly average to naturally recharge local freshwater aquifers, rivers, streams, springs, lakes, watersheds, and lowlands. The central peninsular region of Florida “contains” about fifty percent of yearly rainwater for west central Florida’s, including the Tampa Bay area, drinking water.

Curiously, enough rain falls in Florida annually to cover the entire state in five and a half feet of rainwater. The volume of rain described above continues naturally year after year. However, central Florida is not known for flooding by summer’s usual daily tropical downpours, or when tropical storms drop heavy rain, the water just seems to disappear right before your eyes.

How and where is all that water contained you may ask? The Florida landscape and sub-surface is made up of a particular hydrogeological material called karst rock (limestone based), along with other types of porous sands and clays. These materials are naturally porous so gravity can move ground water as though the water is being mechanically pumped through the ground’s sub-surface. Without this type of landscape, Florida’s citizens would not have enough natural drinking water resources.

Floridan Aquifer Floats On Saltwater Base

Florida land floats on a bubble of freshwater called the Floridan aquifer which in turn supports multiple levels of smaller aquifers one upon another in the central Florida earth’s sub-surface. All of which are fed with rainwater by gravity through the many conduits of earthen materials into the Florida landscape refilled by yearly average rainfall amounts.

The Floridan (1) aquifer precariously floats on a saltwater base hydraulically held in place by the Gulf of Mexico on the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Saltwater infiltrates the limestone base of Florida’s sub-surface where the Floridan aquifer bubble is resting or “floating” on a saltwater base.

The mass of the freshwater contained in the earth’s sub-surface compresses the saltwater base. When the weight of the freshwater bubble contained in the sub-surface falls below a particular level, saltwater intrusion makes up the differences in contained water pressure. Lower freshwater mass causes saltwater to infiltrate Florida’s freshwater resources causing degraded fresh drinking water quality and quantity. These symptoms are affecting drinking water for millions of Florida taxpayers daily.

The explanation above on how ground water moves through the Florida earth is given to help the reader understand why phosphate strip mining is detrimental to safe drinking water statewide. Knowing how the ground beneath one’s feet holds and moves fresh water is paramount to understanding why phosphate strip mining is so invasive that it threatens an entire region of Florida’s drinking water quantity and quality.

Phosphate mining removes the earth’s surface fabric including natural tributaries, streams, springs, aquifers, and the like which naturally holds central Florida’s drinking water. Phosphate industry practices create these severe environmental impacts that cannot be reversed because the technology to do so does not exist.

Once the mighty dragline strips the karst rock formations from the earth surface, all the once “contained water” now inundates the local area flooding the mined spoil piles and pits with unmeasured wasted amounts of Florida’s public aquifer water drinking resources. Some of these pits are a square mile in surface area and can be two-hundred feet in height. That is equivalent to a twenty story building spanning one square mile.

Aquifer Water Wasted Daily

Daily, billions of gallons of fresh drinking water from local aquifers is completely wasted in the mined pits for an indefinite amount of time or until the water evaporates. Either way, unmetered aquifer water is being wasted daily by Florida’s phosphate industry and paid for by Florida’s taxpayers. This is shown by Google© Maps looking at the central Florida landscape around Fort Meade and Polk County. All the severe environmental impacts can be seen by all who seek.

Central Florida watersheds supply over six million people with safe drinking water. Almost five million of those people live near the greater Tampa Bay area, which is the largest estuary in the state. More freshwater resources flow from area watersheds into Tampa Bay than anywhere else in central Florida. The Tampa Bay Estuary contains over 200 species of fish, including big game fish such as tarpon, snook, redfish, and sea bass or grouper. Numerous mangrove islands support a diverse set of waterfowl nesting areas. Charlotte Harbor is just eighty miles south and is the second largest estuary in the state with as many freshwater resources in danger from the phosphate industry as well.

Unfortunately, Central Florida is where phosphate mega-mining occurs daily. Phosphate industry officials want phosphate ore (2) that sits beneath the richest environmentally challenged hydrological freshwater producing, earthen framework on the face of the earth.

Central Florida contains the lion’s share of the 27 phosphate mines located in Florida as a whole. Over a half million acres of isolated riparian wetlands and riparian wetlands linked to state (public) navigable waters are at the mercy of Florida’s phosphate officials. Curiously, state (public) navigable waterways seem to be severely disturbed by strip mining the central Florida landscape.

Historically, phosphate officials appear to refuse to be good environmental stewards and are intent on removing anything or anyone in their quest for phosphate, including Central Florida’s (public) navigable waterways and drinking water resources.

The central Florida areas mentioned above being strip mined are riparian in nature and contain navigable waterways as well. If so, then state officials may step in and curtail any illegal practices and secure funds from phosphate officials to repair severely damaged landscapes caused by phosphate industry practices. However, there are no publically mentioned plans to do so.

Read more from Davey Crockett @ https://www.flmines.com/phpLD – Florida Mines Directory

Get Ready for Winter Mayhem!

Severe storms are making it more and more relevant for survival kits and emergency preparedness plans.Texas and several other states have seen more than their share of disasters this month. These storms rushed across five states and left two others on the lookout.

November, 2015 tornadoes hit Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana and brought blizzards to Colorado and Kansas. Anyone in those states that didn’t have an emergency kit or at least a preparedness plan, were caught unprepared. The tornadoes that hit the Texas area brought 99 mph winds and heavy rain. Storms this severe aren’t normally seen until the spring months. This massive storm pulled moisture up from the Gulf of Mexico and poured a downfall of heavy rain on the areas below. This amount of water caused flash flooding, downed trees and powerlines, and washed out roads, leaving 44,000 people without power. In this situation a survival kit with a flashlight and some extra batteries could mean the difference between life and death. To make things even worse, of the 42 tornadoes reported at least two were a mile in width and swept across vast areas of land causing a lot of damage. Fifteen to twenty trailer homes were damaged and three trailers were flipped in an RV park. These tornadoes also destroyed a bank and left one high school with severe damage. In the midst of all the damage rescuers had their work cut out for them as well, as they responded to over 90 water rescues. Having food, potable water and a plan would have prevented many from dehydration, and provided a better chance at surviving until rescuers could arrive. After the tornadoes blew through and everything settled down six people were found dead and at least two were missing. Advanced preparation of an emergency plan and obtaining a survival kit with the proper items, can be instrumental in preventing fatalities.

The same storm that hit Texas also brought a humongous blizzard to Colorado and Kansas. Forty-five mile per hour winds and nine foot snow drifts swept across the states and brought horrible driving conditions with it. Semis and cars were lined up along the interstate and several landed in ditches. Having a roadside emergency kit or an automobile emergency kit would be a great thing to have to keep people safe and warm along the road. I-70 was closed from Colorado into parts of NW Kansas and flying was nearly impossible as over 200 flights were cancelled. These two states saw at least five feet of snow in under a week. Although these disasters are out of our control, it is in our control to keep ourselves and our families safe; to do that we must be prepared.

Having an emergency preparedness plan and a survival kit are great ways to stay prepared and keep yourself and others safe this winter. Don’t get caught without a plan. Be prepared.

Investors grow impatient on Indonesia’s Infrastructure

Construction industry in developing countries in Asia has been greatly advancing in the last couple of years and a lot of investors have seen the dramatic change and big potential. As these third world countries continue to strive and advance, many business owners have had set up local manufacturing companies and distribution. Operations have been run smoothly and expectations are set for a continuous success of the industry.

Indonesia is one of the nations which excel in the field of infrastructure, enough for it to be tagged as the one who pull others towards the ladder of certain definite accomplishment. Tens of projects are being done around the city of Jakarta and its archipelagic geography is not able to hinder business operations across islands and local materials to be distributed all over cities.

However, it seems that investors are growing impatient with projects which have not reached its goals and isn’t near materialization. Also, there are complaints on how ambitious pending projects are.

Critics had cited that ever since the current leader of the country, Pres. Joko Widodo, internationally known as Jokowi, has sat to office, certain unreliable decisions were made. Last 2014, the new administration has allotted billions of dollars for what seems like far-fetched projects of infrastructure bill-outs.

In defense of the president, many analysts wish to pursue plans for public projects centering on ports, roads and airports which are counted to have the largest portion in the “ambitious” allotment for last year.

Despite the bumpy start to his time in office, Mr Widodo still has a lot of popular support. And many senior figures in Jakarta’s business community expect the state-owned construction companies to push ahead with spending on infrastructure projects in the second half of the year.

Companies like Axis Capital Group which sells and rents capital equipment across Asia and is one of the privately-owned companies which has expanded its business to Jakarta from its main office in Singapore seconded the motion to carry on with the plans. Axis has pleaded its fellow investors to give the country more time to fulfill its plans as the result is not expected to rule out immediately after implementation.

A number of projects has already been launched and is underway towards reality including a power plant programme, 24 seaports as solution to the archipelago’s interisland gap and Trans-Sumatra toll road. As one can expect, the road to infrastructure is one bumpy ride.

HESTON RUSSELL OP-ED – BUREAUCRATIC BOX-TICKING

Sunday, 11 July 2021, saw the anticlimactic announcement that the last of Australia’s military personnel have been withdrawn from Afghanistan, a conflict that saw over 39,000 veterans deployed over the 20 years our country committed to the coalition against terrorism. During the conflict, 41 Australian Veterans lost their lives, with over 700 more lost to suicide during the same period, as the true cost of our deployment continues to be realised.

For the majority of Australians back home, our country’s commitment to this far away land was an initial focal point post the September 11 attacks on the United States. However, since then, much like our political strategy in the conflict, we have heard silence except for commemorating those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, or those who won the highest awards our country can offer.

After the Prime Minister held a media conference to announce the commencement of the Royal Commission, we again failed to hear or see any proactive support or real understanding of how difficult this emotionally charged and triggering period is likely to be for thousands of veterans and their families.

It is those Veterans and Family members who must now come forward and give their accounts of the systemic failings in our veteran affairs and support systems that have driven so many to contemplate suicide, or to have a loved one take their own life. Prepared lines like, “Call this number if you need help”, and “we have dedicated additional resources”, merely tick the boxes required to meet mediocrity. They are continuing to miss the mark where it counts.

Our withdrawal from Afghanistan should have been a time to celebrate and commemorate those who went forward to represent our country and everything our ANZAC spirit represents. Instead, during this time of pandemic and when our nation is in crisis, the withdrawal from Afghanistan has become a footnote, lost under the piles of red tape and paperwork that otherwise consume our political powers.

Our political leaders need to understand that those who proudly and patriotically served are simply left wondering why.

Popular Foods That Lead to Body Fat, Say Experts

Trying to figure out which foods turn into body fat quickly might be perplexing, especially if you’re just getting started with good eating habits. Fortunately, we spoke with a few nutritionists and specialists who told us which popular foods can cause weight gain. If you’re trying to lose weight and can’t figure out why your diet isn’t working, be sure none of these popular meals are slowing you down or causing you to gain weight.

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“Foods sweetened with artificial sweeteners, such as light applesauce,” explains Heidi Moretti, RD, “tend to make people develop fat weight around the abdomen.” “People prefer to overeat sweet foods because they are both calorically dense and pleasant. Sugar is very hazardous to have in the blood in terms of metabolism, thus the body quickly converts it to a less dangerous substance, which happens to be fat in the blood. If this fat is not needed for energy right away, it is stored.” “Unfortunately, artificial sweeteners aren’t exempt,” Moretti continues. “New research suggests that foods sweetened with sucralose may boost glucose entrance into the cell, which can contribute to the accumulation of additional body fat.”

Keep an eye out for white bread when it comes to reducing body fat.

“When wheat is refined to generate white flour, it is stripped of not only the majority of its nutrients, but also its fiber and protein, producing a product that is practically all sugar and high on the glycemic index,” explains Dr. Naidoo.

“When ingested, they are absorbed in the same way as additional sugars are,” says Dr. Naidoo. “They contribute to higher blood sugar levels and metabolic illness associated with insulin and leptin resistance, as well as increased energy storage in fat cells and overall body fat.” Because of their simplicity and lack of fat and protein, these foods are low in calories High glycemic processed foods are notably unpleasant and connected with excessive calorie consumption due to their sluggish digesting.”

oncentrate on eating more of these 9 Best Complex Carbs for Weight Loss instead.

“When consumed in excess, this ubiquitous snack meal can lead to an increase in body fat,” explains Matthew Olesiak, MD. “In fact, a study indicated that, when compared to potatoes, sugar-sweetened beverages, processed and unprocessed meats, potato chips were the food most likely to cause weight gain over a four-year period.”

“Potato chips are high in fat, processed carbohydrates, and salt,” says Dr. Olesiak. “All three combine to make them addictive, which is one of the main reasons why you ‘can’t eat just one.’ This frequently leads to overeating of high-fat, high-calorie foods, with weight gain as a result.”

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How To Sell Your Ebook On Facebook and Twitter – Getting Paid For Selling Ebooks Using Social Media

If you talk to many eBook creators about how they lose money selling an eBook, they will usually tell you they lose money just from releasing an eBook. So today I’m going to show you how to sell your ebook for free and make money with it. Now, these 10 top tips are not going to simply teach you to write a better eBook, that’s on you. But instead, I’m going to help you discover what type of people typically purchase your eBook. It’s important to know who your target market is before you even start.

So first of all let’s talk about YouTube and how you can use it to get free traffic to your ebook. There are two ways to do this, the first way is to create videos promoting your product. The second is you can go to YouTube and put up a little video about your book and write an article about the video and then publish it to YouTube.

So I’m just about finished now. If you want more information on how to promote ebooks then feel free to ask me questions at any time. I’ve made my first sale from an ebook I created myself, so I know how it works. Also, I’ve been promoting gumroad and am friends with many of the people who are making tons of money selling their ebooks on gumroad. I’m confident that I can help you with any of your questions about selling ebooks on gumroad.

I hope that this helped teach you a quick method to sell ebooks on Facebook and Twitter. I highly recommend all of these methods as they are proven to work. I’ll be using social media to promote all of my new products. So stay tuned.

If you follow these three steps to selling ebooks on Facebook and Twitter you’ll soon see results. You’ll start to see more traffic and sales from your ebook sales. In fact, my email newsletter recently sold more than I have ever seen before. It was a very easy process. I had just created a good-quality book and posted it on Facebook.

Now that you know how to sell ebooks on Facebook and Twitter you need to get your ebook online. This can be done quite easily if you’re already running a profitable online business. You can even make a sales page and promote it on Facebook and Twitter right now. But for an ebook online it’s not necessary.

Tips For Launching Your First Ebook

One of the best ways to turn your digital passions into a money-making business is by selling ebooks on the internet. Anyone with a strong desire to write can make their dreams a reality, turning writing into an extremely lucrative pastime. If you begin selling Books, you can help others in your position.

Making your first eBook is surprisingly easy, and this quick-fix article will guide you through all the important steps as you learn to make money from selling ebooks on Kindle and other digital reading devices. First of all, decide what sort of eBook you want to produce. Are you going to write one yourself, or pay someone else to do it for you? Many people choose to self-publish their books, but you can also use services such as Amazon’s Create Space to create and upload an eBook to be made available to the Kindle marketplace. Whichever method you choose, your ebook should be informative, entertaining, and contain some kind of call to action.

How to Setup PPC Campaign

If you are new to online marketing, then you probably won’t know how to set up a PPC campaign easily. PPC or Pay per click advertising is one of the easiest ways of making money online. Google AdWords is the most popular PPC program because it allows a company to pay only for clicks on their ads and not for leads, or sales. And Google AdWords is the easiest to use.

To start using Google AdWords, the first thing you need is to sign up for a free Google AdWords account. You can do it at Google’s site or through a third-party application. After signing up, the next step is to choose your keyword. The Google Keyword Tool suggests keywords based on your past searches and also on the contents of your website. So, before starting, it’s best to make a list of all possible keywords related to your target audience and then select the most appropriate ones. For more information about PPC, you can read its Performance Reports.

To set up a PPC campaign, you need to create a free Google AdWords account and set the following things: your website domain name, your website’s URL, the keyword or search term that you want to target, and your website’s Meta tag information. Next, you need to find an advertising network where you can bid for keywords. Usually, you will be given a list of advertising networks that let you bid on a particular keyword. Click on each network and create your PPC campaign. Follow the steps from Setting up Google AdWords to Creating your PPC campaign.

If you are interested in pay-per-click advertising but are new to using Google AdWords, you can skip to the next section titled Getting Started With PPC Training Course. It’s important that you have enough knowledge about how to set up a PPC campaign. After all, there is a lot to know about PPC before you can even begin to use it for your website. Get some basic information from the Pay-per-click advertising companies you have chosen, including how they will bill you, what are the rates, how you can cancel your campaign at any time, and so on. Then, get some pay-per-click training courses from the internet.

You should opt for a good PPC training course which gives you not just enough information about PPC, but also teaches you how to manage your PPC campaign effectively. You will learn about how to create and optimize your landing page, what are the factors that affect your landing page’s performance, how to choose the right keywords for your PPC campaign, how to test and track the effectiveness of your PPC campaign, and so on. By getting the proper pay-per-click training course, you will be able to fully understand how the PPC industry works. In short, you won’t have to be clueless when it comes to managing your PPC campaign.

Once you have learned how to a setup PPC campaign, the next thing you need to know is how to advertise it. When you are setting up your PPC landing page, it’s best to choose the appropriate keyword that best describes your product or service. It is best to choose relevant keywords, which are search terms that people will actually type to come across your site.

For example, if your product is selling tools, you can write a PPC ad that says “get your hands on me today”. Your PPC landing page will be optimized to show these words. Meanwhile, the title of your ad and the first sentence should also give an effective message to your visitors. The headline is a critical element in your PPC advertising, as it is the first sentence of the ad. People tend to pay attention to the headline and if it’s convincing enough, they will go through the entire ad.

The key to successful PPC advertising is to be creative and to know which methods work best for you and your product. Learn how to do SEO and find ways to bring traffic to your landing page. There are lots of free resources available online to help you learn more about PPC advertising. Once you’ve learned how to set up a PPC campaign effectively, you’ll soon realize the huge impact it has on your business.

The benefits of first aid training in the workplace

There are many good reasons to have first aid trained employees in the workplace; even in an office which can seem a very safe place there are risks. Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time, so it is best to be prepared.

First Aid workplace training courses provide a wide range of practical first aid skills which would be invaluable in the workplace and are also very useful in domestic environments. First aiders need to have the ability and background knowledge to deal with a wide variety of first aid emergencies in the workplace.

When selecting courses, specifically for workplace environments, they should meet the standards required for compliance with Health and Safety (First aid) regulations, this also helps ensures regulated and quality assured First Aid training.

Businesses in the UK have a legislative imperative to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. ‘Adequate and appropriate’ will depend on the working environment. It is advisable for employers to carry out an assessment to determine whether first aiders are required and what first aid equipment and facilities are needed so they can implement the necessary first aid provision as required under the Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981/1982 in the UK.

So, other than complying with the UK’s Health & Safety Executive (HSE) regulations, what are the practical benefits of first aid provision in the workplace? Regardless of regional legislation, first and foremost, first aid treatment can save lives and the earlier the patient can receive treatment from life threatening injury or illness, the better chance they have of surviving, Therefore, having someone trained and able to take control of a medical emergency and administer first aid can prove to be critical for the injured party.

Treatment of less traumatic illnesses or injuries can be facilitated by the correct use of a first aid kit, quickly, and on site by trained employees. Recovery time, if any is required, is often substantially reduced, allowing the employee to return to work with less disruption to business operations.

First aid provision also makes employees more aware of potential dangers, helps to make them feel valued and gives them confidence and clarity if an emergency were to occur.

There is a wide scope of First Aid courses available with varying programs, dependent on your assessment requirements. If you are unsure which course would best suit your needs go to training courses for further information about off and on-site training for your employees.

First aid training can help employees deal with minor injuries or illnesses in the workplace or more serious emergencies such as cardiac arrest. Specific courses for Automated External Defibrillator Course (AED) will give attendees a deeper knowledge and the confidence they need to deal with sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), show them how to administer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and also the correct way to use the AED equipment.

The benefits of First Aid workplace training and AED/CPR training far outweigh the cost, and of course the cost is nothing compared to its potential to save a life and ensuring a healthy workplace.