Whether its a small festival or a festival for 150,000 revellers, we are able to provide professional first aid and medical teams including ambulances, medical centres and even X-Ray and other imaging to further reduce unreqired transfer of patients from the event to the local hospital.
We work together with other providers to ensure your event has the most appropriate medical cover, whilst ensuring an efficient and protocol led management structure.
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What does the HSE say?
Event safety comes under the remit of the Health & Safety Executive… they outline the following:
(as the event organizer…)
You will have prime responsibility for the health and safety of:
- your workers
- members of the public (your audience / the crowd)
- contractors working for you at the event
- Do I have enough knowledge about health and safety to organise work appropriately?
- Have I thought through and implemented good health and safety procedures and checks?
First Aid / Medical Cover For Events
We know.. its an absolute mind field!
The HSE states:
“As well as workers (at the event), the HSE strongly recommends that you include the visiting public in your first aid, medical and ambulance needs assessment. You should balance onsite medical and ambulance provision against existing local NHS and ambulance service provision and capacity.
Except for small, low-risk events where ambulances may not be required, and at events where they are not onsite, plans should be drawn up in conjunction with the local NHS ambulance service to clarify how patients will be taken to hospital.”
There is however, some good news. Jigsaw Medical Services Ltd will not only provide the first aid / medical cover itself, we will also help you with major incident plans, assessing the risk and requirements for the event and liaising with the local NHS ambulance service and hospitals!
The HSE have published an event safety guide (Known in the trade as ‘The Purple Guide!’) this guide acts (amongst other things) as a medical cover calculator, and determines how many first aiders, ambulances, paramedics, doctors and nurses that your event will require. Here at Jigsaw, we will meet with you and the other relevant officials (if the event is large) and discuss, calculate and agree on theses requirements.
We are not new at events, medical management and major incident management, so contact us today to discuss your requirements!
Fabrice Muamba’s heart failed for two hours as paramedics fought to save his life…
Muamba had to be shocked with a defibrillator 15 times by paramedics before his heart started beating on its own after over 80 minuets of him being clinically dead!!
Does your business have a lifesaving AED? Without this device the outcome would have been very different for Fabrice Muamba!
Buy an AED today from Jigsaw Medical Services and we will train you how to use it properly!
Jigsaw Medical Services can provide unit medics including; EMT’s, Nurses, Paramedics & Doctors to the film/tv and media industries. Our staff will always be equipped to deal quickly and effectively with both serious accidents, and minor injuries, illnesses and ailments on set or location. Our experience means we are used to working in the most challanging of environments and many of our staff have worked on long term attachments with film/tv units in remote and hostile environments.
Our staff have worked on a number of TV Series and Films including: Hollyoaks & Famous & Fearless!
Click here to see our Unit Medic Services!!
Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s) are becoming more common throughout workplaces. In an emergency, a first aider can supply basic life support to a casualty but with the addition of the correct use of an AED, the chances of survival for the casualty are significantly increased.
It was recently seen on TV and in the news about Fabrice Muamba and hes on-pitch cardiac arrest. Had the medical staff not been there with a lifesaving defibrillator, many think the outcome would have been negative.
Buy a defib for your workplace from Jigsaw Medical Services today and we will train your staff to use it!!!
This Course Is For:
Any individuals who have access and are expected to use an Automatic External Defibrillator either at work or recreation. If you have, or are considering, making an AED available to your staff or customers, this is an essential course.
The cost of an AED is nothing when you compare it to the cost of saving a life!
We have decided here at Jigsaw, to create this blog to keep you updated with all our latest news, from both ourselves, The Jigsaw Group and the medical / first aid world in general!
To visit our main site, please go here: www.jigsawmedicalservices.net