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Tagevac.... a new way to manage your building evacutions

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Tagevac.... a new way to manage your building evacutions

Being caught up in a fire, explosion, bomb threat or similar, is a very rare occurrence for most of us. Often, in a real time emergency evacuation, people will do the wrong thing or simply not know what to do at all.

Emergency drills should be held to practice the fire and evacuation routine at least twice a year, and in high-risk premises more often. These drills will indicate the success or otherwise of the fire routine and emergency plan, which enable companies to make the appropriate adjustments.

We can instil the need to refrain from delaying the evacuation -…

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Medilink East Midlands Business Awards 2018

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Medilink East Midlands Business  Awards 2018

We were delighted to have the opportunity to sponsor the award for Export Achievement at the prestigious Medilink East Midlands Business Awards this month, along with sister company Spectrum Healthcare (UK) Ltd.

The business awards celebrate the achievements, breakthroughs and innovations of companies operating or moving into the healthcare, med tech or bioscience sector across five categories - Export achievement, Outstanding Achievement, Collaboration with the NHS, Start-Up and Innovation.

Three finalists were picked for each category, and five companies are crowned as winners on the night.

We’d like to congratulate all the winners and shortlisted companies of the night and…

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Introducing a new evacuation sled the MED SLED

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Introducing a new evacuation sled the MED SLED

In response to the growing demand for evacuation aids capable of transporting heavy weights down staircases, using minimal operators and reducing associated moving and handling problems, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Med Sled products in to our existing suite of equipment.

The Med Sled is a tough, rigid Polyethylene Sled which has been safety tested to 450kg (70 stone). The main features of the Sled is the patented perimeter tether - which provides patient stabilisation when descending stairs or lowering from a bed, and the unique stairwell braking system - which allows for a safe and…

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Apos Brno appointed sole distributor for Hospital Aids

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Apos Brno appointed sole distributor for Hospital Aids

Following our recent visit to the PYROS exhibition in Czech Republic, we are excited to announce that Apos Brno have been appointed the official sole distributor for Hospital Aids in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

International director Steve Clark said: “This decision was made as the result of the hard work that Dr Vladimir Vala and the whole team at Apos Brno have put into promoting our products and opening new doors through Exhibitions, Seminars and Conferences etc. during the last few years.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the whole team at Apos Brno for their continued…

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PYROS Fair 2017

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PYROS Fair 2017

International Sales and Marketing Director Steve Clark is currently in the Czech Republic supporting our distributor for the country, Apos Brno, at the PYROS Fair in Brno.

PYROS International Fair for Fire Fighting Equipment and Security Technology, is a specialised trade fair designed for professionals concerned with fire prevention and protection, rescue systems, and health, life and property protection.

The four day event provides leading manufacturers and suppliers of fire and rescue related products and services, the opportunity to meet with professionals such as company officers, training officers, firefighters, fire and EMS chiefs, and disaster responders.

The fair is number…

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NAHFO 2017 - Thank you

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NAHFO 2017 - Thank you

We'd like to thank everyone who stopped by to see us during last weeks NAHFO Conference, it is always great to see so many familiar faces in one place along with meeting many new.As you may have noticed, there have been a few changes over the last few years including the introduction of a new product range.

Marsden Fire Safety has recently joined our group and relocated to our Northampton site. We are very pleased to say that Former Director Bob Parkin will still be doing some consultancy work for the company and although he is still based in Lincolnshire…

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NAHFO 2017 Annual conference

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NAHFO 2017 Annual conference

Next on our calender is the National Association of Healthcare Fire Officers (NAHFO) 2017 annual conference being held at the Mecure Hotel 23rd - 25th May 2017, where we will be exhibiting a range of our fire evacuation equipment.

This year’s conference theme is “Fire Safety – Who is Accountable? Delegates will be able to gain knowledge from various CPD workshops and guest speakers covering topics such as ‘Fire evacuation modelling within healthcare Environments’ and ‘Fire suppression tools’.

There will also be opportunities for delegates to view the latest advancements in fire safety equipment and meet with potential suppliers at…

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The importance of PEEP(s)

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The importance of PEEP(s)

Imagine being at work, hearing the fire alarm and realising it is not a drill. Picture smoke and panic starting to fill the air, as people rush about trying to exit the building. Now imagine yourself physically unable to get out on your own and in the commotion being left behind.

It’s a thing of nightmares, but unfortunately for many people this could be a reality they are faced with one day.

As many of you already know,  it is no longer the role of the fire service to provide an evacuation service for non-domestic premises throughout England and Wales…

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Care home fire: Two residents dead and 33 rescued

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Care home fire: Two residents dead and 33 rescued

Two residents have died and 33 people have been rescued after a fire broke out at a care home in Hertfordshire.

Three of those rescued were taken to hospital to be treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation, while the other residents were taken to a nearby emergency reception centre.

The blaze broke out at Newgrange care home in Cheshunt at around 5.50am on Saturday morning.

Hertfordshire County Council confirmed the deaths and offered their "deepest condolences" to the families of the deceased.

The council said the "extremely fierce" fire was "well-established in the first floor and roof of the…

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Arab Health 2017 Success

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Arab Health 2017 Success

Arab Health 2017 Success

It has been another fantastic year for Hospital Aids at the 42nd Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, held in Dubai.

Over 4,000 exhibitors presented their latest and greatest technologies to 120,000 visitors from 160 countries. Due to the continued development and expansion of healthcare facilities in the Middle East and the continued development of medical tourism, this tradeshow continues to grow in importance.

Once again we joined Medilink UK and participated under the UK Pavilion, which is the third largest Pavilion outside the United Arab Emirates, with over 160 UK exhibitors showcasing their specialist products and…

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