The team at Viner and Sons were joined by their colleagues from The Drawing Rooms, Viners on the Hill and Hogben and Partis in welcoming Angel Training yesterday. 11 members of staff across all sites took part in a First Aid at Work course. Everyone was successful in their course so we have enough qualified first aiders should any incidents arise.
The course included how to deal with wounds, burns, choking and CPR including correct use of a defibrillator. When you provide basic medical care to someone experiencing a sudden injury or illness, it’s known as first aid. In some cases, first aid consists of the initial support provided to someone in the middle of a medical emergency. This support might help them survive until professional help arrives. In other cases, first aid consists of the care provided to someone with a minor injury. For example, first aid is often all that’s needed to treat minor burns, cuts, and insect stings.
A couple of things that stand out for me from the course that everyone will find useful are:
WHAT3WORDS is an app developed to help the emergency services find people. They have divided the world into 3m squares and given each square a unique combination of three words. What3words addresses are easy to say and share and are as accurate as GPS co-ordinates.
112 is a common emergency telephone number that can be dialed free of charge from most mobile telephones, and in some countries, fixed telephones in order to reach emergency services. It uses all networks across the world to make sure you have a strong signal to reach help.
For the first time in 70 years, Queen Elizabeth 11 will not be bringing us a message of hope and good cheer on Christmas Day. That has been a tradition for many and I for one will miss it, and her. I’m sure King Charles will eloquently continue the custom, but somehow it just won’t be the same.
As a funeral director, it's important to be aware of the challenges that people who have lost a loved one may face during the festive season. For many, Christmas is a time of joy and celebration, but for those who are grieving, it can be a difficult and painful time.
Words can fail us sometimes, when the magnitude of a situation is so sad like losing a loved one. Our thoughts and prayers from everyone at Viner & Sons are with the Royal family at this time, but also with anyone else who has lost someone close to them and is having to plan a funeral.