First aid facts

First Aid Facts

The number of people who die in accidents, and of heart attacks, account for a high proportion of the total number of deaths in the UK each year.

Would you know what to do if a friend or work colleague suffered an accident at work?

Kent Safety Training can provide you with the knowledge and skills to treat a heart attack victim – you could be a life saver!

Heart attack
Heart and circulatory disease is the UK’s biggest killer. Almost 2.6 million people have coronary heart disease (CHD) and, together with cardiovascular disease (CVD), it accounts for over 300,000 deaths each year.

In the UK, someone has a heart attack every two minutes, and half of those who have heart attacks, die before they reach hospital. Each year, smoking causes over 30,000 deaths from CVD, while physical inactivity, obesity and diabetes are major risk factors for CHD.

Accidents in the home
Each year, in the UK, more than 4,000 people die in accidents in the home, and 2.8 million are injured.

Road Accidents
Between April 2005 and March 2006, approximately 3,200 people were killed on Britain’s roads, with almost 270,000 casualties in total, and 29,000 seriously injured.

Approximately 250 people die from burns and 130,000 require treatment for burns in the UK each year.

Each year, in the UK, roughly 500 people, mainly children, die from drowning.

Approximately 50 people are killed, and 4,000 people require treatment from electricity related injuries, every year in the UK.

Approximately 50,000 people require treatment for poisoning, in the UK each year. This includes accidental poisoning, particularly in children, and over-doses.

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Carl Davies
Kent Safety Training