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The Essential Pet First Aid Kit Checklist

The Essential Pet First Aid Kit Checklist

If your dog suffers a cut paw pad when you’re out in the countryside, or your cat comes home the loser of a battle you might need to step in with emergency pet first aid. Being able to dress a wound and stop bleeding, or help your pet if they are choking could be the difference between life and death.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to get a pet first aid kit. You’ll want to know you have everything you need if your pet requires medical attention and a trip to the vet is far away. In this article, we’ll go over an animal first aid kit list.

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Biohazard Bags Colour Coding: A UK Guide

Biohazard Bags Colour Coding: A UK Guide

Waste generated by the healthcare sector is some of the most hazardous waste, including harmful chemicals and potentially infectious materials that can pose a serious risk if not handled properly. Business owners and operators are required under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to make sure potentially harmful waste is disposed of responsibly.

Here’s our comprehensive guide to hazardous and non-hazardous waste bags for use in healthcare settings.

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Biohazard Waste Bags: Definition and Guidance

Biohazard Waste Bags: Definition and Guidance

Biohazard waste bags are important for making sure that potentially dangerous waste material is disposed of properly and doesn’t end up hurting people, animals, or the environment. If you run a business in the UK you have a duty of care to responsibly dispose of biohazardous waste, otherwise, you could be fined or prosecuted. 

In this article, we clarify what a biohazardous waste bag is used for and who needs to use them.

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A Ringworm Cleaning Protocol For Veterinary Exam Rooms

A Ringworm Cleaning Protocol For Veterinary Exam Rooms

Dermatophytosis, otherwise known as Ringworm, is a fungal infection that can attack the fur and skin of dogs and cats. Ringworm has a high infection rate because of how easy it is to pass through contact but also fomites. Manhattan Cats found that “50% of people exposed to infected cats develop ringworm lesions and that in approximately 70% of all households with an infected cat, at least one person became infected.”

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What is Hand Sanitiser? Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hand Sanitiser? Frequently Asked Questions

Hand sanitiser has been a part of daily life for almost everyone over the last two years. A convenient alternative when a sink isn’t nearby, hand sanitiser has helped everyone do their part to slow the spread of Covid-19 by keeping their hands clean.

But sanitising hand gel has been around for much longer than the Covid-19 pandemic and has been a useful tool in cutting through the cycle of infection of other diseases like flu and common colds. Get a thorough understanding of what exactly hand sanitiser is in this article.

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How to use Hand Sanitiser: All Your Questions Answered

How to use Hand Sanitiser: All Your Questions Answered

Hand sanitiser has become an essential piece of equipment at the entrance of every shop, bar, restaurant, ticket office, and train station in the UK. Most of us are guaranteed to have a personal hand sanitiser in our car or bag right now too.

A good quality hand sanitiser will kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria. Using hand sanitiser in the correct way means you’ll get all the benefits of having an on-the-go tool for sterilising your hands and cutting through the cycle of infection.

As a manufacturer and supplier of hand sanitiser, we hear a lot of questions about how, when, and in what situations hand sanitiser should be used. Read on for all the answers.

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Veterinary Hazards: Staff Safety in Clinics and Practices

Veterinary Hazards: Staff Safety in Clinics and Practices

Veterinary practices are more high risk than other types of workplaces like offices and shops. Hazardous waste, prescription medicines, unpredictable animals, and exposure to pathogens are potentially daily occurrences for veterinary nurses and other staff working in the clinic.

As the owner, manager, infection control nurse, or health and safety officer of a veterinary practice, it’s your responsibility to identify hazards and potential hazards to take reasonable steps to keep people on the premises safe, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

Here are some of the main hazards you should be aware of in a veterinary practice.

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Health and Safety in a Veterinary Practice: UK Guidance

Health and Safety in a Veterinary Practice: UK Guidance

The HSE basics for health and safety compliance set out straightforward guidelines on what needs to be considered in the workplace. Here’s how these basics might apply to veterinarians.

We cover a lot of best practices for infection control, a large component of veterinary health and safety in our article Veterinary Infection Control Guidelines and Best Practices.

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