How to Not Melt into a Puddle over the Next Few Days

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The next few days are set to be a scorcher. 35-38 degrees around the Goldy. Our fingers inch toward the air conditioner remotes just thinking about it. In extreme temperatures, it’s important to know how to look after yourself properly, stay hydrated and keep cool. Young children and the elderly are especially susceptible to heat […]

Why its a terrible idea to pick up a blue ringed octopus

Why It’s A Terrible Idea To Pick Up A Blue Ringed Octopus

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Over the Australia Day long weekend, a tourist visiting Australia made headlines across the country when they picked up a blue-ringed octopus from the beach. Seemingly not realising the danger they were placing themselves in, the tourist then uploaded a video of the octopus cupped in their hands with the text ‘Such a pretty octopus’ […]

First Aid Training

Why is First Aid So Important?

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It’s the situation you never think will happen to you. Someone goes into cardiac arrest right in front of you, and apart from rushing to the patient, everyone’s next response is to frantically look around at the assembled people hoping someone in the immediate vicinity knows first aid and will swoop in and take control. […]

Bluebottles

Invasion of the Bluebottles

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have heard that an alarming number of bluebottles have been infesting South East QLD beaches in numbers that are leaving even veteran lifesavers in shock. Just over the past week, over 13,000 people were stung in QLD, including children. Nearly 1,500 of those were on Gold […]

Man lying on the road having CPR being performed on him

The Importance of Learning CPR in a Workplace

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Staff at a Helensvale medical imaging centre did not perform CPR on an elderly woman who suffered a cardiac arrest while in their care, the Coroners Court in Southport has been told. An 87 year old patient went to the imaging centre to have a procedure to help alleviate pain in her lower back on 14 […]

Close up of a tiger snake face

Snake Season Has Come Early…

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Even the word ‘snake’ is enough to strike fear into the hearts of many Australians – especially once summer looms and the heat makes snakes more active. However, this is often an irrational fear as more often than not snakes will try and get as far away from you as possible. It’s only when a […]

2 People performing Workplace First aid and CPR training on CPR dummy

Why we Train Electrical Workers in Low Voltage Rescue

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Workers burned by arc flash in switchboards In October 2018, an electrical worker received burns to his hand, neck and face from an arc flash while he was terminating cables running to a switchboard. In September 2018, an electrical worker received burns to his hands when his pliers shorted two phases while attempting to fit a […]

Bede Young and Scott Whimpey with new HeartSine 360p Defibrillator at Koala Coaches

Koala Koaches install Defibrillator

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Since 1963, Koala Koaches has been a local, family owned and operated Bus and Coach company, based in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast. They operate a fleet of various sized Buses and Coaches, and have offered a safe and reliable transport service for over 50 years. The team from Koala Koaches recently had training in first aid from another […]

Heartsine Samaratin 360P Defibrillator

The Defibrillator Popularity Contest Winner

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Having a wide range of defibrillators in our store, sometimes it’s hard to pick a favourite. It’s like telling one of your kids you like them over their siblings. You feel a little guilty, and they all have great qualities but there is just one that consistently stands above the rest… That’s how we feel about […]

Defibrillator in wall cabinet with signage

Don’t Lock Away Your Defibrillators

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It’s the nightmare scenario you never want to happen. Someone collapses at your place of work. A colleague, a customer or a tradesman. You’ve received CPR training and you know how to use a defibrillator. As someone calls the paramedics, you suddenly realise in your panic-stricken state that you aren’t 100% sure where the defibrillator […]