Tuesday, 10 October 2017

So what is the Mediterranean diet?

Most heart experts promote  a ' Mediterranean diet' as a way to combat cardiovascular disease, dementia, and obesity. But what does it contain, and does it work?

Not a diet as such, more a pattern of eating the mediterranean diet is described "as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity in Cyprus, Croatia, Spain, Greece, Italy, Morocco and Portugal. " Basically, fruit and vegetables,  beans, lentils, peas and peanuts, whole grains, olive oil, and some fish . Also chicken, eggs and moderate amounts of dairy.
It can be quite high in carbohydrate with pasta, bread, or potatoes added .
What was rarely present, however, was red meat and sweet stuff.

So it is good for us?  Studies have shown "that those who ate a diet rich in vegetables, nuts, fish and oils were 37% less likely to die early than those who ate red meat and butter." 

Food for thought, eh?!

Sunday, 8 October 2017


A rare visit last week, to London to pick up a small award from the RLSS in recognition of all those cold hours spent in the pool training Lifeguards.

First Aid in the Construction Industry

Do you manage a construction firm in Central Scotland and are needing to get your workers qualified in Emergency First Aid at Work?  Worried about losing too much time in getting it done? Why dont you give us a call- we are friendly, down to earth, and work with you in getting your team qualified. We can visit your premises saving considerable expense and logistics. Keep safe, and on the right side of the law.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Emergency First Aid at Work

OPEN COURSE   Went well!!!!

Emergency First Aid at Work

Burnside Hotel

7 East Kilbride Road

Burnside Glasgow

on Sunday the 
19th March 2017

From 10.00 to 17.00

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Space is Limited  course ideal for the small business.

Saturday, 17 September 2016


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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Norfolk chemical leak: Scores treated and area evacuated after leak at Wild Duck Holiday Park
 The Independent
The Independent
Adam Withnall
3 hrs ago
Trauma teams at Birmingham Children's Hospital were treating the five people seriously injured in a road crash
Children seriously injured in Midlands car crash
 House Fire in Langley Mill, Derbyshire, Britain - 21 Jun 2015
Infant and two adults killed in house fire
 A picture of the indoor swimming pool from Wild Duck Holiday Park's website
© Provided by The Independent A picture of the indoor swimming pool from Wild Duck Holiday Park's website
Dozens of people have reportedly suffered chemical injuries following a leak at a swimming pool in a Norfolk holiday park.

Police have evacuated the Wild Duck Holiday Park in Belton near Great Yarmouth and both fire and ambulance crews were called at around 2.35pm.

A Norfolk police spokesman said: "It is believed there are around 40 casualties who are being treated by ambulance crews.

"The immediate area has been evacuated and a 20 metre cordon has been put in place around the building whilst emergency services deal with the incident."

Haven Holidays spokesman Tom Cassidy said that 33 people described as "walking wounded" had been evacuated and taken to three different hospitals as a "precaution".

A three-year-old was among the casualties taken to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, James Paget Hospital in Great Yarmouth or Ipswich Hospital, Mr Cassidy said.

He told the Press Association: "There was a chemical leak in the swimming pool in the entertainment complex and it was evacuated while police and fire and rescue were on their way.

"Thirty-three people have been taken to three local hospitals as a precaution. They include one three-year-old child and a member of staff.

"The casualties have been described to me as walking wounded.

"Obviously the park is now in lockdown while they try and source the chemical leak."

Friday, 13 February 2015

Emergency First Aid at Work

Open Course 31st May 2015

Taking place in the Burnside Hotel

Cost per learner £50    2 or more learners discounted

Nationally recognised qualification lasts 3 years

 All materials included 

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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Open course Emergency First Aid at Work

First Aid at Work
Ideal for all  Small Businesses
Child minders   Hairdressers
  Chemists         Restaurants
Tattoo artists      Everyone!!!!
         Date   Sunday  31st May 2015
              In the Burnside Hotel
East Kilbride Rd Burnside

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Saturday, 27 December 2014

CPR does save lifes- but dont take my word for it!

With CPR being in the news recently, I am always asked whether CPR actually makes a difference.
It does and sometimes according to the British Heart Foundation, it can double a persons chance of survival.
This is why CPR training as part of a First Aid course is so important.
And this story in The Mirror from October is a great example.

The Mirror- CPR saves a man

“We want to make sure that every person has the confidence to jump in and take action, should they be faced with the worst,” 
“We need every school, workplace, community group and individual to join the Nation of Lifesavers and help make the UK a safer place to live.” Simon Gillespie, Head of BHF