Newgrange Care Home Fire

Newgrange Care Home Fire

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A "fierce fire" at a care home has left two people dead - with a further 33 having to be rescued from the collapsing building.

The blaze gutted Newgrange Care Home in Cadmore Lane, Cheshunt, after it broke out at about 05:50 BST. Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue service said 12 fire engines were sent to the care home and that an "excellent effort" had been made by everyone involved in the rescue.

Despite firefighters launching a "challenging" rescue operation, they were unable to save everyone inside. Three needed hospital treatment for minor burns and smoke inhalation, the fire service said.

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New Work Chair Range Available

New Work Chair Range Available

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Techsit C-Tech Clean Room Chair

Ergonomically designed work chair featuring anti-static, conductive and cleanroom compatibility, specifically developed with employee’s safety, comfort and productivity in mind. For use in electronic, pharmaceutical and medical industry settings.

Upholstered in black, soft and easy to clean vinyl with anti-microbial and conductive properties. Available in two sizes, a high chair featuring ESD glides and a foot ring, or a low chair on ESD castors, with the choice of either brake loaded or soft tyre castors depending on the work area.

http://www.spectrumhealthcare.co.uk/products/techsit-clean-room-chair/

Techsit E-Tech ESD Chair

Techsit E-Tech ESD (Electro Static Dissipative) Chair has been specially…

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Redbacks Knee Pads - taking the strain so you can work without pain!

Redbacks Knee Pads - taking the strain so you can work without pain!

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Many trades, such as carpet fitting and gardening, call for workers to spend prolonged amounts of time kneeling to enable them to do their job. Over time, those who undertake these repetitive tasks may develop pain, swelling and stiffness in the knee joints and face a high risk of injuries such as meniscal cartilage lesion and tears and degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis, due to general wear and tear of the soft tissue within the knee.

Acute damage to the knee does not just affect working conditions, but can also make it difficult to do simple everyday task such as…

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New sole distributor of Med Sled rescue products in UK & Ireland

New sole distributor of Med Sled rescue products in UK & Ireland

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Spectrum Healthcare (UK) Ltd is delighted to announce that we have been appointed the official sole distributors of Med Sled emergency evacuation devices, within the UK and Ireland, for ARC Products, LLC.

ARC Products, LLC, based in St. Louis, Missouri, is one of the top manufacturers of cost-effective evacuation solutions in the USA, developing products to support disaster preparedness and emergency evacuation to ensure that non-ambulatory individuals have a means of escape and can be transported to safety in emergency situations.

In the wake of disasters such as 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, hospitals, schools and nursing homes across the USA started to…

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Introducing the SES Micro Stretcher

Introducing the SES Micro Stretcher

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Compact, lightweight, fits into a backpack but is a 6ft stretcher capable of lifting up to 250kg.

Not Possible?

Think again!....... and it’s now available from Spectrum Healthcare.

The SES Micro Stretcher folds to 390x300x150mm, weighs only 5.1kg packed and is fully assembled is 20 seconds or less. Specifically designed to aid rapid, horizontal/vertical casualty retrieval. 

The SES Micro Stretcher has six sections enabling it to be stored neatly and carried in its compact laptop or backpack style carry case. Ideal for storing in land, marine or aviation vehicles as well as forming part of a backpack configuration for ground rescue/military…

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AFOA Conference 2016

AFOA Conference 2016

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We had a great start to our exhibition season at the recent  AFOA (Airport Fire Officers Association) Conference, held at Gatwick Hilton Hotel, on the 20th and 21st January 2016.

The event saw industry related professionals from all over the globe come together to enjoy the exhibition and listen to speakers covering  topics such as,  identifying risks and threats, tunnel / basement firefighting at airports, incident response and aviation fire and rescue.

The full report on the event will soon be available at http://www.afoa.co.uk/

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2016 Airport Fire Officers Association Conference

2016 Airport Fire Officers Association Conference

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It's been a busy start to the year for us here at Spectrum Healthcare (UK) Ltd.

This week we are kicking off the  exhibition season with the 2016 Airport Fire Officers Association Exhibition and Conference at Gatwick Hilton Hotel, which is  on the 20th and 21st January 2016 .  

The event welcomes industry related professionals from all over the globe and is pack with speakers covering  topics such as,  identifying risks and threats, tunnel / basement firefighting at airports, incident response and aviation fire and rescue.

We look forward to welcoming the delegates and showcasing our range of fire evacuation equipment.

http://www.afoa.co.uk

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New ResQmat site from Spectrum Healthcare (UK) Ltd is now live

New ResQmat site from Spectrum Healthcare (UK) Ltd is now live

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Spectrum Healthcare (UK) Ltd are pleased to announce the second of our specific evacuation equipment mini- sites has now gone live!

For full details on the ResQmat emergency evacuation pad visit: http://www.resqmat.co.uk

Once again we invite you take a look and share with us your thoughts  and remember if there is anything that you feel is important, that we have missed out, please do get in touch to let us know!

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New AlbacMat site by Spectrum Healthcare (UK) Ltd.

New AlbacMat site by Spectrum Healthcare (UK) Ltd.

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To support our commitment to our customers and help ensure that they are buying the right equipment for their specific needs, Spectrum Healthcare (UK) Ltd and sister company Hospital Aids have been busy producing specific evacuation equipment mini- sites, full of need to know information.

Each site contains an introduction to the equipment, a user guide, technical information, cleaning and care instructions and all important F.A.Q.

We invite you to go take a look and share your thoughts - if there is anything that you feel is important that we have missed out, please do get in touch to let…

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