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7 Daily workplace safety tips you can implement quickly

Health and Safety is important because it protects the well being of employers, visitors and customers. Looking after Health and Safety makes good business sense. Workplaces which neglect health and safety risk prosecution, may lose staff, and may increase costs and reduce profitability. Here are 8 tips you can use in the workplace. 1. Prevent Falls, Trips and Slips Regardless of your industry Read the full article…

Top tips for Manual Handling in the Workplace

Manual handling injuries can have serious implications for the employer and the person who has been injured. They can occur almost anywhere in the workplace and heavy manual labour, awkward postures, repetitive movements of arms, legs and back or previous/existing injury can increase the risk. Here are some tips for keeping safe in the workplace. Conduct a manual Read the full article…

Top tips for keeping children safe in the water this summer

One of the best ways to cool down in this glorious summer sun is to visit the beach, or a pool and have a paddle in the water Here are some great tips to keep your children safe in the water.   Teach them early Teach children to get comfortable in the water and swim Read the full article…

Learn how to educate others to save lives. Become a trainer with Ajuda

Become a trainer and share valuable knowledge with others. There are many great reasons to become a trainer. As a trainer, you can be a part of teaching people life-changing skills such as performing CPR and using a defibrillator. You will be sharing valuable knowledge with people that they will take with them into their Read the full article…

4 Expert Food Safety Tips for the Summer

As soon as we have the warm weather in Britain it’s time to get out side, and enjoy al fresco living. Clean up those bbqs that are in the shed, go for a picnic, visit the beach and enjoy the outdoors. But it’s easy to forget that as the temperature rises, so does your chance Read the full article…

Ajuda’s MD Dawn Evans changing lives in South Africa

Our MD Dawn recently visited the beautiful South Africa to volunteer and work aiming to help to inspire the young people of Cape Town. Alongside five other volunteers who each had something different to offer to the group, Dawn spent a week visiting schools, community hubs and many more. What is Mission Inspire? The mission Read the full article…

Exciting new partnership generates employment to people with disabilities

Over the last few months we have been working on an exciting new partnership with Remploy in Wales.  Ajuda are now part of the Remploy Community Partner Network, providing training courses to individuals with disabilites. The training courses, along with the support and mentoring by Remploy are successfuly helping these individuals into employment. What is Read the full article…

Fires destroy property, cause injuries, and take lives. Here’s how to keep your workplace safe

One of the key strategies to maintaining a safe workplace and preventing fires is fire safety training. With proper training workers can eliminate fire hazards and respond quickly and efficiently if a fire breaks out. Every workplace has its own specific fire risks, and in turn should therefore have in place its own preventative measures and carefully honed procedures in order to combat these Read the full article…

It’s Child Safety Week. Here are a few top tips for keeping your children safe and avoiding burns at home

As a parent one of your biggest worries and concerns are your children. You want to make sure they are safe at all times, but, unfortunately you can’t keep them in bubble wrap and cotton wool. Accidents do happen, even around the home but as it is Child Safety Week we have some top tips. Read the full article…

These are the most common food allergies in the UK

A food allergy is when the body’s immune system reacts unusually to specific foods. Although allergic reactions are often mild, they can be very serious.   What causes food allergies? Food allergies happen when the immune system – the body’s defence against infection – mistakenly treats proteins found in food as a threat. As a result, a Read the full article…

How to Manage Stress in the Workplace

It is Mental Health Awareness week and the theme for 2018 is Stress. Mental Health Awareness Week takes place 14th to 20th May. While some workplace stress is normal, excessive stress can interfere with your productivity and performance, impact your physical and emotional health, and affect your relationships and home life. It can even mean Read the full article…

Did you know that it is Food Allergy Awareness Week?

Food Allergy Awareness Week is an initiative created by FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education). The aim of this week is to raise awareness of different food allergies and improve public understanding of what can sometimes be a life-threatening condition. The Purpose of Food Allergy Awareness Week It calls on people to take action and make Read the full article…

Is your business social? Now launching online social media courses

At Ajuda we’ve just launched an online course on social media for Business. Being a business owner is hard work and sometimes you just don’t have the time to learn new skills when running your business. We all know social media is an important way to increase your brand awareness but where to start? Our online Read the full article…

10 Benefits of First Aid Training in the Workplace

  The office can seem like a safe place to work, but, there are risks you wouldn’t think of until they happen. An accident can occur at any time and if it did, who in the workplace is trained to help? It is a legal requirement as a company to ensure your employees receive immediate Read the full article…

Sepsis: the signs and symptoms

You may have heard about Sepsis, the silent killer, in the news.  If you haven’t, Sepsis is a serious complication of an infection. Although Sepsis is more common than heart attacks, much less is known about the terrifying disease. Without fast treatment, Sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death. Sepsis accounts for 44,000 Read the full article…

GDPR training for individuals and businesses

What is GDPR? On 25th May 2018, GDPR will be replacing the Data Protection Act 1998. It enforces the most stringent regulations to date on how people’s personal data is lawfully collected, processed and stored. We are often faced with news of data thefts and breaches in privacy. GDPR is expected to set a new Read the full article…

Asthma Attacks and how to tackle them

What to do during Asthma Attacks Asthma is a condition that affects the airways of the lungs. Asthma can cause the lungs to go into spasm and tighten which can make it very difficult to breathe for someone who is having an Attack.  There are many factors that can trigger Asthma Attacks; the weather, allergies, Read the full article…

Press for Progress on International Women’s Day

A key focus of International Women’s Day is to celebrate women’s achievements in the political, economic, and social spheres. Here at Ajuda, we firmly believe that opportunities for women should be maximised in all walks of life, and particularly in business. This would be beneficial to society as a whole, as increasing the number of women Read the full article…

Mandatory paediatric first aid training for nursery staff

Paediatric first aid training was made compulsory for new nursery recruits in September 2016 after the introduction of Millie’s Law. It is now a requirement for new nursery and pre-school staff to undertake paediatric first aid training thanks to the government proposals. These measures ensure that newly qualified staff with a childcare level 2 or 3 qualification must have Read the full article…

Become a trainer and share valuable knowledge

Are you interested in becoming a trainer? There are many great reasons to become a trainer. As a trainer, you can be a part of teaching people life-changing skills such as performing CPR and using a defibrillator. You will be sharing valuable knowledge with people that they will take with them into their everyday life. Read the full article…

Time to Talk Day 2018

On the 1st February 2018 it is National #TimeToTalk Day. Time to Talk Day is a day designed to encourage the nation to break the silence around mental health problems and the stigma that is consequently attached to it. It’s easy to think that there is no right place to talk about mental health. But, Read the full article…

Dawn Evans to talk at The National Education Show

Dawn Evans is also set to talk at The National Education Show in November 2018. Dawn established Ajuda 10 years ago after her young daughter choked on a sweet. She realised the huge importance of first aid training; if she did not have essential first aid skills, her daughter could have died. After this incidence, Dawn Read the full article…

Dawn Davies to talk at The National Education Show

One of our fantastic trainers has been selected to speak at the prestigious National Education Show in November. Dawn Davies, a retired qualified nurse, has a wealth of experience in the field and in the classroom. Dawn will be delivering a seminar on identifying, diagnosing and treating ongoing medical conditions affecting children. Dawn regularly delivers Read the full article…

Defibrillator sale: save £550 on life-saving device

Purchase a Cardiac Science Powerheart G5 defibrillator worth £1,500 for just £950 from Ajuda this month.  We will be donating 100% of the profit from defibrillator sales to Cancer Research Wales ahead of our Managing Director Dawn’s trek up Machu Picchu in November. Find more information on that, here.  What is the purpose of a defibrillator? Read the full article…

Facing being made redundant? Training opportunities for you.

With recent news from local companies such as Brains Brewery of jobs under threat and pending redundancies on the horizon, we have written this blog to signpost accessible opportunities that are available to you here in Wales if you are made redundant. Being made redundant can be a time of great stress and unease. On Read the full article…

Make your Christmas memorable for the right reasons

According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), more than 6,000 people will end up in hospital on Christmas Day and over the Christmas period more than 80,000 people visit A&E and these numbers appear to be rising. Not only is there an increase in admissions due to common winter illnesses, hospitals Read the full article…

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

We are closing at 12pm on the 21st December 2017 and re-opening on the 4th January 2018. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your custom over the past year, and wish all of our clients, old and new, a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. 2017 has Read the full article…

Toasty Tips: How to keep warm through Winter

The temperature has really plummeted and we’ve seen snow, ice, wind and rain over the last few weeks. It’s really important to remain fit and healthy at this time of year to help your body fight off the common colds and viruses that are circulating. Eating well, wrapping up warm and carefully planning your journeys Read the full article…

Defibrillator delivered to lucky school by Ajuda

We are thrilled to announce that the winner of our free defibrillator competition that we ran at The National Education Show last month is Blaenavon Heritage VC Primary School. The defibrillator was delivered by our Managing Director, Dawn, on 21st November along with a practical demonstration of how to use it for the staff. On Read the full article…

Bonfire Night First Aid

This weekend Bonfire Night will be celebrated around the UK. According to statistics from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents around 1,000 people visit A&E for treatment of firework related and other bonfire night related injuries in the four weeks around the event. So, although Bonfire Night is certainly a time for fun, Read the full article…

How to stay safe on Halloween

Happy Halloween! We all love Halloween; from trick or treating to ghoulish parties, there is something for everyone. Unfortunately, there are risks that everyone should be aware of around this time of year – particularly if you also have young children to consider. We have written this blog to highlight some of the risks associated Read the full article…

An insight into Education and Training

Last week Ajuda ran a Level 3 award in Education and Training at our training academy in Cardiff Bay. The intensive course ran over 5 days. The course covers the basics of teaching in further education. Topics covered on the course include; roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training, inclusive approaches to teaching and Read the full article…

Win a life-saving defibrillator for your school!

Ajuda are excited to be giving away a FREE defibrillator at The National Education Show in Cardiff City Hall on 13th October. Visit us at stand 120 to enter our prize draw and potentially win a life-saving defibrillator for your school. A defibrillator is an important piece of equipment that can truly help to save Read the full article…

Are you interested in becoming a trainer?

Ajuda will be running a Level 3 award in Education and Training course from 16th October – 20th October. Formerly known as PTLLS, the Award in Education and Training is a short course that is designed to enable a wide range of students to undertake teaching, training or other learning tasks relevant to their own training Read the full article…

Ajuda’s Mike to talk fire safety in schools at The National Education Show

The National Education Show launches in Cardiff on the 13th October at Cardiff City Hall. Ajuda are excited to be exhibiting at the show – you can find us at stand 120. One of our trainiers will also be talking about Fire Safety. Mike Pratt We are pleased to announce that Ajuda trainer, Mike, will Read the full article…

World First Aid Day 2017

On 9th September, it will be World First Aid Day 2017. This campaign was introduced in 2000 by The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.   It is most likely that if you have to perform first aid, it will be on someone that you know. It could be a family member, Read the full article…

Why add first aid training to the National Curriculum?

  Here at Ajuda we think that introducing first aid lessons to the school curriculum is a fantastic idea. Across the UK there are 8.4 million pupils enrolled in schools – this makes up 10% of the population! Currently, there is no obligation to teach students first aid skills within British schools. We believe that Read the full article…

Animal bites and how to treat them

This week in the news there have been 2 recent incidents in the UK involving children being bitten by dogs. It is estimated that over 200, 000 people a year are bitten by dogs and other animals. Animal bites and scratches that break the skin can damage tissues and let germs into the skin, for Read the full article…

Is your child’s school fire safe?

After recent news reported that cladding on two of the schools that have been tested so far following the Grenfell fire has failed combustibility tests, according to the Department for Education.  The department has ordered all schools and colleges in England to carry out fire safety checks*. The same holds true to schools and colleges Read the full article…

Keeping yourself and your family safe over the summer holidays

The summer holidays are here! For some this may mean 6 weeks with the family – for you, we’ve written this blog about how to stay safe at home over the coming weeks whilst still enjoying yourself and relaxing. Sun Cream Firstly, and very importantly, when the sun is out (admittedly this may not seem Read the full article…

How safe is your building?

In light of last weeks tragic event in London, we have decided to focus this week’s blog on how to ensure that your building is as fire safe as it can be. Following on from our last blog regarding the importance of Fire Drills in the workplace, we will be highlighting prevention and protection measures Read the full article…

How to ensure that your workplace fire drills are efficient

  Everyone has experienced a fire drill in their lifetime. We’ve heard plenty of stories about evacuations in the cold rain or during important meetings. Whilst we may moan about the inconvenience, it is important to remember that fire drills are just as essential to fire safety and prevention as fire alarms and fire extinguishers. Read the full article…

Why is food hygiene training so important to your business?

    With nearly 30,000 businesses failing inspections in the UK, it’s clear that we need greater recognition of the importance of adhering to food hygiene regulations. Receiving food hygiene training is an essential part of this.     If your business produces, serves, or sells food in any shape or form, be it a restaurant, Read the full article…

World Day for Health and Safety at Work

28th April marks the World Day for Health and Safety at Work. This campaign has been ongoing since 2003. The International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) annual day brings to attention the problem of injuries and accidents at the workplace. The day concentrates on how to promote a safe workplace culture and how you can reduce the Read the full article…

Introduction to Our Online Training: Food Safety, Fire Safety, and More

  Whether you’re an individual or a business, online courses can be the ideal solution for meeting your training requirements. Ajuda’s cost-effective and high-quality online courses have trained individuals and companies from various industries, such as food, sports, education, and construction; to name but a few. We’ve summarised some of the online courses we have Read the full article…

Hello Spring! Making your office safer with a little spring cleaning

This past week we’ve finally said hello to the sunshine and it feels great so it’s a grat time for spring cleaning! With the lifting of the weather it feels like the perfect opportunity to do some spring cleaning around the office. Although offices tend to be low risk work environments, there are still plenty Read the full article…

Make your home safer with these expert tips

In the apparent safety of our homes and the rush of our everyday lives, we may not pay much notice to hazards. It is easy to think that accidents at home, compared with those that take place on roads or in workplaces, are less frequent or severe. However, the reality is that every year thousands Read the full article…

Red Nose Day Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

In aid of Red Nose Day on 24th March, Ajuda hosted a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to raise money for the very important charity. The money that is raised on Red Nose Day funds more than 2,000 projects throughout the UK, addressing issues such as homelessness, mental health, dementia and vulnerable young people. The money Read the full article…

The Importance of Fire Safety

Fire can have an devastating impact on anybody who is unfortunate enough to be near it. We all know that the flames and heat from a fire can cause a great deal of harm – from breathing the hot air killing a person instantly to life threatening or life changing burns on the body.  There Read the full article…

Five reasons to think about becoming a First Aid Trainier

There are many great reasons our trainers could give you for becoming a First Aid Trainer. We’ve gathered together some of what we think are the most significant pros you should seriously consider about being a First Aid Trainer 1. Educate others to save lives The most obvious point we can highlight here is the Read the full article…

Happy International Women’s Day from Ajuda

Wednesday 8th March 2017 Happy International Women’s Day! A key focus of today is celebrating women’s achievements in the political, economic, and social spheres. Here at Ajuda, we firmly believe that opportunities for women should be maximised in all walks of life, and particularly in business.  This would be beneficial to society as a whole, Read the full article…

How to stay safe in extreme weather

Following last week’s severe weather conditions and the arrival of Storm Doris alongside the promise of further cold weather, rain, wind and wintry showers for the foreseeable future, Ajuda have put together a short list of tips on how to stay safe in extreme weather conditions. – Keep an eye out for Met Office severe Read the full article…

The pros and cons of online training

Ajuda offers online training alongside our more traditional in-house training. There are many different types of learners. Whilst visual learners learn by visual experience, such as our online learning portal, another type of learner may prefer audio, learning by listening to instructions.  Or, you could be a kinaesthetic learner, who learns by doing, feeling and Read the full article…

Stroke: Know how to react with these 5 simple steps

After a stroke, every minute that passes is crucial. The most common type of stroke, ischemic stroke (accounting for approximately 90% of all strokes) occurs when a clot blocks an artery to the brain.  According to Harvard Health, two million brain cells die every minute until blood flow is restored by an infusion of tPa Read the full article…

What to do when your child or baby is choking

Following the tragic news of the death of a five-year-old boy who choked on food at school in Hull two weeks ago, Ajuda would like to raise awareness about what to do in an emergency when a baby or a child is choking.  Knowing what to do in these situations is an important life skill Read the full article…

National #TimeToTalk Day

On the 2nd February 2017 it is National Time to Talk Day. Time to Talk Day is a day designed to encourage the nation to break the silence around mental health problems and the stigma that is consequently attached to it. Ajuda are avid supporters of mental health campaigns such as Time to Talk – Read the full article…

Paediatric First Aid for Babies and Children: Who Needs Training?

    Paediatric First Aid… It’s not just for professional carers! Anyone who works with children on a professional basis – nursery staff, childminders, nannies, pre-school and after-school club staff – must have a paediatric first aid qualification. Ajuda’s Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid is designed for staff working in childcare settings; they Read the full article…

Millions of Working Days Lost Every Year: Why Health and Safety is Relevant to All Workplaces

Many people are aware of the tragic numbers of Mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposure or that working at a height or in confined spaces is highly dangerous and needs to be risk assessed. However, Health and Safety courses cover plenty of topics alongside these important subjects. These range from Fire Safety, Trips and Read the full article…

Changes to First Aid Course Syllabus

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have introduced changes to the syllabus for first aid training courses. From 31st December 2016, the Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) and Level 3 First Aid at Work (FAW) courses must train delegates in the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED). We see this as a Read the full article…

Food Hygiene for Food Premises: Don’t Scare Customers Away

31st  October 2016 Photo by Viktor Hanacek, https://picjumbo.com/   Happy Halloween! Today, your dining tables may be decked with all manner of scary, edible delights. But it’s vital to ensure that your pumpkin pies aren’t cooked in terrifyingly unclean conditions, and that your customers aren’t bobbing for contaminated apples. Because poor food hygiene will haunt both Read the full article…

Inspirational Women In Business – Dawn Evans Of Ajuda And Female Entrepreneur Of The Year

One of the barriers for female entrepreneurs is the lack of women role models.     As a woman entrepreneur myself I understand how important it is to surround yourself with inspiring role models and feel that when you find and surround yourself with these positive and inspiring influences that whole new world’s and approaches Read the full article…

Ajuda teaches essential life-saving skills at a high school in Barry

Today, Dawn Evans, company director of Ajuda, delivered free first aid training to students at St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School in Barry, South Wales, so that more young people have the knowledge and skills to act in situations of medical emergency.   Dawn talked about the scenarios in which first aid may be required, Read the full article…

Food allergies on the rise: How to safeguard your customers

Today, BBC News reported new data from NHS Digital which reveals that hospital admissions for allergic reactions have increased by 33% in the past five years.* The increase in cases requiring emergency medical treatment includes severe allergic reactions to food – the most extreme reaction being anaphylactic shock.     While there has been no definitive Read the full article…

Why Food Hygiene Training is Essential to Your Business

In November 2013, Wales implemented a policy stipulating that food premises must publicly display their food hygiene rating. This has already resulted in great improvements in food safety management. But still, in Wales: – 59 food providers score zero on the FSA scale (meaning urgent improvement necessary). – 664 score one (meaning major improvement necessary). Read the full article…

Dawns Evans of Ajuda Features on Made in Cardiff TV

On Monday 3rd October Dawn Evans, the managing director of Ajuda, appeared live on the Cardiff News programme at 6pm on Made in Cardiff TV. This channel brings the daily local news to our screens and also celebrates the people of our city, so Dawn’s new accolade of Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 was Read the full article…

Dawn named Female Entrepreneur of the Year

  Dawn Evans, founder of one of the UK’s leading training providers Ajuda, has been named Female Entrepreneur of the Year.  Dawn and her team have trained many thousands of people in skills to keep themselves, their staff and their customers safe while at work and at home. Dawn is now recognised across Wales and Read the full article…

Millie’s Law keeping children safe

Millie’s Law means that First aid training is to be made compulsory for new nursery recruits in September 2016. It will be a requirement for new nursery and pre-school staff to undertake paediatric first aid training thanks to new government proposals. The new proposals will ensure that newly qualified staff with a childcare level 2 or Read the full article…

Ajuda installs AED Defib at Newport Cathedral

Ajuda installed a Defib at Newport Cathedral, an active Christian community and place of worship situated on top of Stow Hill and overlooking the city of Newport.  Members of the church have recently acknowledged the importance of having an automated external defibrillator (AED) in their parish and have called on Ajuda to install one and Read the full article…

Ajuda trains 300 in 3 days

Last week a team of Ajuda trainers pulled off something that to others may have seemed impossible.  Over the course of 3 days they managed to train 300 local people in Emergency First Aid.  Ajuda hired Fairwater Conservative Club for the duration of the training, which proved to be a fantastic venue for such an Read the full article…

South Wales Safety Groups Alliance – Inaugural Conference

The Ajuda team will be attending the South Wales Safety Groups Alliance Inaugural Conference on Wednesday the 13th April at Cardiff City Stadium.  We are excited to be a part of this event that, like us, places so much importance on health and safety.  Ajuda will be located at exhibit stand number 13.  The event Read the full article…

ReAct funding for redundancy in Wales

Being made redundant can be a time of great stress and unease.  On the plus side however, it can open up new and exciting opportunities for you – you could be right around the corner from a whole new career change.  Is it possible that you might want to retrain or add to your existing Read the full article…

International Women’s Day

8th March 2016 – International Women’s Day is a day for celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all around the globe. ‘ “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights,” Read the full article…

A busy day in the life of Ajuda’s founder Dawn Evans

Dawn Evans who founded Ajuda in October 2009 is a very busy lady.  Her days can be taken up with training students, delivering presentations, winning awards, volunteering and many more exciting activities.  Today, Thursday 11th February, I am shadowing Dawn for the day to see what she gets up to. 11am We start the day Read the full article…

Ajuda launches new website for 2016

Welcome to our new website. Ajuda Limited has started the new year with the release of our brand new website. after many meetings, long hours of development and numerous amendments we hope you like our new look as much as we do. We have not only improved the look and feel of our site though, Read the full article…

Dawn Evans of Ajuda wins Educator Award at Inspire Wales Awards 2014

AJUDA MD DAWN Evans is celebrating again after winning Educator Award at this year’s Inspire Wales Awards. Dawn picked up the accolade at a glittering ceremony in Cardiff after beating off stiff competition to take the honour. The award is the latest recognition for Dawn and Ajuda, after she set up the company four years Read the full article…

Ajuda, First Aid & Gwent Business Women’s Network

Dawn, the director of Ajuda has been featured on the GBWN (Gwent Business Women’s Network) website. They’ve written a fantastic story about Ajuda, basic first aid and why Dawn is so passionate about it. You can see the full story about Ajuda on the GBWN website!