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Webasto Heating & Air Conditioning Systems

Webasto heating and air conditioning systems are used by front line fleets with systems designed to meet exacting, tailored requirements. Our products are designed to provide exceptional performance and service. Not only do we provide comfortable working climates for the crew, we can also achieve a reduction in idling times which in turn lowers fuel consumption,… Read more »

Bluelight UK – Celebrating 20 Years of Growth

Celebrating 20 Years of Growth Bluelight UK has long-time been the go-to place for pre-owned ambulances. Their stock today consists of a multitude of front line emergency ambulances, high dependency units, patient transport service vehicles, rapid response vehicles, driver training units, wheelchair accessible vehicles and even paramedic motorcycles. With a brilliant reputation as a family… Read more »

Smarter Technologies -Revolutionary Smart Defibrillator Monitoring System

Revolutionary Smart Defibrillator Monitoring System to Ensure Your Defibrillators are Always Ready to Use Research has shown that the use of a defibrillator three to five minutes from the time of a cardiac arrest increases the chance of survival by 40%. Defibrillators save lives – and smart defibrillator monitoring ensures this critical equipment is locatable… Read more »

Vimpex Limited – A New Choice of Helmet

Vimpex Ltd. has launched the all new PAB MP1 Paramedic helmet to the UK Ambulance Sector that’s been specifically developed to meet the stringent requirement of NHS Ambulance trusts in terms of full and complete certification to EN 16473 Safety Standard for Technical Rescue Helmets – the highest levels of eye protection – and wearer… Read more »

Vimpex – Understanding Professional Rescue Helmets Standards

Use, don’t Lose your Head  Understanding Professional Rescue Helmets Standards ​  Whilst it’s accepted by purchasers and users of PPE that they should ensure they fully  understand what they are buying and ask the right questions of their safety wear suppliers,  it appears that not all buyers of PPE do – making it difficult to filter what’s good and what’s  bad, what’s fully compliant and what’s not.   Standards, norms and annexes!​ The world of PPE and the relevant directives for helmets, gloves boots and other items is a  minefield and not for the fainthearted. Manufacturers and suppliers must comply with  various standards, provide evidence of compliance and continue to comply – all whilst doing  their best to make accurate, consistent and easily comprehended marketing claims to  potential customers.  Specifiers and buyers of professional PPE designed for use during dynamic rescue  environments need to know that their chosen equipment is certified, safe, and appropriate  for use. Procurement professionals have a duty to ensure that the PPE they procure is fit for  purpose and that the manufacturers’ claims are true and accurate.   Do you know what your people are wearing on their heads?​ Purchasers should carry out thorough due diligence to ensure that products being offered  are as expected. An example of this is rescue helmets for ambulance and paramedic use.  Thankfully, the chance of head or eye injury to paramedics is very low, but specifying a  helmet fully certified to EN 16473 – Helmets for Technical Rescue will ensure that you are  providing your ambulance crews with helmets of an equivalent level of safety to their fire  and rescue colleagues. Helmets fully tested to this standard and certified under Annex II of  Regulation (EU) 2016/425 for full type testing and performance to the EN norm are  thoroughly tested by official test houses.    Labs drop carefully calibrated weights on the helmets, shoot ball bearings at great speed,  crush, deform, freeze and heat the products as well as ensuring that straps and clips keep  the helmet in place in case of falls or shock. A fully tested helmet, certified under Annex II of  the PPE directive is what you should be looking to specify for complete piece of mind.   ​ The eyes have it​ What many people miss when considering options for Technical Rescue Helmets for use by  Paramedics is the level of protection afforded by integrated eye guards or visors. EN 16743 … Read more »

LogRx Offers a Better Alternative for Tracking Controlled Medications

LogRx Offers a Better Alternative for Tracking Controlled Medications Ambulance companies contracted with NHS are subject to reporting controlled medications. We all know that it’s an arduous process: pull out the register after shift and log the administration of controlled drugs and other prescription-only medications. Most of the time, the reporting process goes smoothly–emergency responders… Read more »

Butterfly Network Partners With East Anglian Air Ambulance

Butterfly Network partners with East Anglian Air Ambulance to bring the power of ultrasound to emergency assessment. Butterfly Network has signed an innovative partnership with one of the UK’s crucial providers ofemergency medical care. East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) are working along Butterfly Network on the successful deployment of a unique ultrasound governance and education… Read more »