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Future First Aiders: 5 to 500!

Let’s train 500 children to be lifesaving Future First Aiders! Who we are: Hi! We are Vicki and Kevin Beatty, and five years ago we set up “Vicki Beatty Associates”, a HSE consultancy and training provider  based in Canterbury, Kent.  Why we’re here: We had read an article from the European Resuscitation Council  explaining that if children received just […]


ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001 Revision ISO 14001:2015 was published in September’15, and many companies are now looking at their Environmental Management Systems (EMS) to see what they need to do to satisfy the updated standard, and how they are going to tackle the changes. Organisations have been granted a 3 year transition period from the publication of […]

How many dust mites?!

DID YOU KNOW…. … the average bed has over 10,000 house dust mites living in it which results in there being over two million dust mite droppings. Disgusting, I know! So how can we avoid this, and enjoy our lovely beds without fear? Use an anti allergy mattress cover Use anti-allergy duvet and pillow coverings. […]


Symptoms of Allergic Reactions

If Josh said he felt dizzy, collapsed and lost consciousness, would you know what was happening? Anaphylaxis symptoms range from a swollen tongue and difficulty speaking to collapse and loss of consciousness. Most allergic reactions are not anaphylactic and can be treated with anti-histamines. But in more serious anaphylactic attacks adrenaline is required to be injected into […]


Allergy Awareness Week 2016

This week marks Allergy UK’s “Allergy Awareness Week” with this year marking the 25th anniversary of this vital awareness campaign, and focusing on what it’s like to have an allergy. Allergy UK are working hard to challenge misconceptions of the UK’s 21 million allergy sufferers as ‘fussy’ ‘attention seekers’.  Josh Abbott, a 24 year old allergy […]

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We’re on Pinterest!

We are a bit late to the party – but boy is it a good one! We’re now on Pinterest! It’s incredibly addictive, and we have a whole variety of boards ranging from family friendly ideas, to first aid tips and health & safety articles. It’s a brilliant resource – please look us up if […]

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Nursery Niggles

What’s the issue? You are a nursery manager – you want all of your staff to be first aid trained, to maximise the safety of the children in your care. You want to take advantage of the brilliant prices offered by Vicki Beatty Associates, but can’t afford to arrange cover for the nursery for the […]

How will the Sugar Tax work?

We think the ‘Sugar Tax’ announced in the Budget today is a brilliant idea – hopefully making sugary drinks less attractive and appealing, and in return doubling the funding for sport in primary schools. Tackling childhood obesity will in turn lead to a healthy new generation. But how will it work in practice? “The levy […]