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What to do in an emergency at work

What to do in an emergency at work

Tragedy can strike at any time, even when you are at the office. Whether it is an accident, injury or a natural disaster, there are certain steps you can take to ensure that you have the best chance of survival in the event of an emergency in the workplace. Most workplaces have a registered disaster […]

Three dangers lurking in your home

Three dangers lurking in your home

One’s home is expected to be a safe haven, away from the perceived dangers of the outside world. So, it may be upsetting to know that there are potential dangers that may be lurking inside your home. Everyday objects could contain hazardous chemicals, such as lead, mercury, arsenic and PCBs that endanger you and your […]

Why donating blood is so important

Why donating blood is so important

There are many reasons why donating blood is important. In short, it saves lives. People need blood transfusions for anything that causes extensive blood loss such as a car accident, haemorrhaging due to pregnancy complications and other gynaecological complications, premature babies, and anaemia. Either way, donating blood is a selfless and noble act. It could […]

How to stay safe on long road trips

How to stay safe on long road trips

Road Safety is imperative, especially if you are going to be taking long trips! Taking to the long road can be dangerous if sufficient preparation and planning are neglected. As much as road trips should be a pleasant, fun experience – safety should be the number one priority. Even before the trip, you need to […]

Ambulance or Uber?

Ambulance or Uber?

There has been quite a bit of controversy over the last few years regarding the performance of certain medical emergency transport companies. Patients have complained of the tardiness of EMS workers, and in some instances, the ambulance or means of emergency transport doesn’t show up altogether, which could be the difference between life and death […]

Preventable emergencies over Easter

Preventable emergencies over Easter

In South Africa, Easter Weekend is notorious for its high road accident death toll. Many people choose to go away on holiday for the long Easter weekend, and as the weather changes from summer to rainier days in certain areas, the traffic becomes heavier and the roads fuller and more dangerous. How do you stay […]

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