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The 2016 Emergency Services Show

The Emergency Services Show is the UK’s annual event for all emergency services personnel, companies and businesses in the wider health and safety sector to exhibit and network together. This... > More

Aero Healthcare UK New Website Launch

Welcome to our new and improved website, a complete overhaul of our previous site. Aero Healthcare’s ultimate goal is to become more seamless globally with our business partners in Australia,... > More

Clayton First Aid Acquisition

Aero Healthcare is enthused to announce that we acquired Clayton First Aid in July 2015 bringing two strong brands together as one. The Clayton heritage dates back to the end of the First World... > More

Network Rail - HeartSafe Employer

During 2014 Network Rail took the responsible decision to become a HeartSafe Employer and install defibrillators across their entire estate. This was at the direct instruction of the CEO, Mark Carne.... > More

Training on Defibrillators to be Included on the EFAW and FAW Syllabus

Here at Aero Healthcare we aim to keep you constantly up-to-date with all industry based news. This latest news update relates to changes to The Resuscitation Council UK guidelines on cardiopulmonary... > More

Brayden - The First Manikin That Helps You Visualise the Effects of CPR

Brayden have manufactured “the first manikin that helps you visualise the effects of CPR.” It builds confidence, promotes understanding and aids knowledge retention. Furthermore, Aero... > More

Family Donate Defibrillators for Use in Road Policing Vehicles in Memory of Son, Keiran McKandie, 16

Before we start this news story, we would just like to spare a thought for Keiran’s parents, Gordon and Sandra, for their tremendous bravery and courageous work they are doing amid this great... > More

Heartsine AED Saves Life at Frenchman's Beach - New South Wales, Australia

Bystanders and Lifeguards with a Heartsine Defibrillator have saved a surfer's life at Frenchman's Beach in the Caves Beach area south of Newcastle. The 65-year-old was leaving... > More

Welsh Police Help to Save Life of a Maerdy Man With HeartSine Defibrillator

Recently a man from the village of Maerdy in the Rhondda Valley had his life saved by local Policemen using a HeartSine defibrillator that is housed in a HeartSafe® public access cabinet.... > More

Aero Healthcare - Why The Re-Brand...

Who We Are: Aero Healthcare is a renowned global brand in the Healthcare, First Aid and First Response markets worldwide. The brand is synonymous with quality products, outstanding service, and... > More

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Why Should You Invest in a Defibrillator?

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is one of the leading causes of death globally. In the UK alone, it kills more people than breast cancer or lung cancer, claiming the lives of 250 people every day. SCA... > More

Tips for Using a Defibrillator (AED)

Tips for Using a Defibrillator (AED)

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a device that gives the heart an electric shock when someone’s heartbeat becomes irregular or the heart has stopped (Sudden Cardiac Arrest). AEDs... > More

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Research Proves Community AEDs and CPR Training Is Effective

Research published this month in the European Resuscitation Council's official journal Resuscitation examines communities out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest data, before and after running... > More

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Product Change Notice - New Carry Case for HeartSine Samaritan PAD & Trainer

Physio-Control, now part of Stryker, continues to develop highly innovative Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for public access, while providing a high level of customer support. To that end,... > More

Car Crash Incident Scene.

Road Safety Week 2017: First Aid Points You Should Know

Remember STOP… LOOK… LISTEN? Do you wait for the green man, look 3 times before crossing, listen for oncoming traffic? This advice is important as part of accident prevention, but there... > More

Spring Newsletter Roundup

Welcome to our Spring newsletter round up As we welcome the first rays of sun, at last, we wanted to share with you to the first edition of the Aero Healthcare newsletter. Read on and... > More

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[Press Release] Putting Safety At The “Heart” Of Facilities Management

What do you offer to your customers? Cleaning services, hygiene supplies and furniture? If so, check out our recent press release here But what about medical devices that can mean the difference... > More

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A Guide to Defibrillators - How You Can Save a Life

How you can save a life - (Defibrillator Guide) Recently, we've launched a campaign that aims to increase awareness around the use and importance of defibrillators. It's a damning fact that... > More

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[Checklist] Key considerations when investing in a defibrillator

What questions do you need to ask yourself? Did you know, very year more than seven million people globally suffer from a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) with no warning. And, only five to 10% of... > More

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Critical injury packs - saving lives by controlling blood loss

We've already discussed the steps required to ensure your workplace first aid practices are up to date with the latest British Standards (BS) guidelines and the key changes to the latest... > More

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How to ensure your First Aid kit meets workplace health and safety standards

In 2015 HSE overhauled its recommendations for first aid kits in the workplace and included reference to BS 8599 - 1. Although there isn't a mandatory list of items to include in a first aid box,... > More

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Top tips to increase the sales of your first aid products

First aid products are a necessity for businesses and consumers across the UK, and there is great earning potential in the sale of these products. Recognising the potential within your client base is... > More

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Checklist: Key considerations for reducing the number of first aid SKUs in your catalogues

We understand that as a distributor, offering first aid products to your customers is a necessity that can be daunting because of the wealth of products and first aid kits available. By stocking... > More

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest - improving survivability through awareness

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) affects approximately seven million people every year. Of those people, only 5-10% survive. SCA can strike at any time, to any person, of any age with no warning.... > More

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Are your first aid kits meeting the new British Standards guidelines?

The British Standards Institute (BSI) has updated its guidelines for the contents of first aid kits, going into effect as of 10th January 2019. As first aid measures are ever evolving in the... > More

Safety & Health Expo

Aero Exhibiting at Safety & Health Expo 2019

We will be joining 14,000 professionals at ExCel London for Europe's leading health and safety event - Safety & Health Expo, from the 18th to the 20th of June. At Aero, we have built our... > More

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Critical changes to Medical Device Regulation (MDR) in the EU

On the 25th May 2017, the EU brought new regulations surrounding medical devices into force, becoming active in the spring of 2020. Free and fair trade of products throughout the EU, achieving a... > More

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Why collaboration between our emergency services is vital

An emergency may happen at any time, and responding to one is normally a collaborative effort between the UK's fire departments, police forces and ambulance services. Whether it be a house fire,... > More

Dealing with catastrophic bleeds

Responding to an incident is often a three-pronged approach by the police, ambulance and fire services across the country, with the police often being the fastest to the scene due to their routine... > More

Managing your first aid responsibilities in the workplace - is the public sector prepared?

First aid, albeit an essential requisite for health and safety in the workplace, is often seen as an added financial and manpower burden. From procurement managers responsible for sourcing first aid... > More

Aero Healthcare honoured at Stryker's 2019 European Distributor Meeting

Aero is extremely proud to announce that we have been recognised as a major distributor by medical technology company Stryker. We were awarded Distributor of the Year 2018 and AED Sales Champion... > More

Don't miss Aero's cutting edge defibrillator range at Safety & Health Expo

Aero will be showcasing its range of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs), as well as launching the new HeartSine Gateway, at Europe’s leading health and safety event - Safety & Health... > More

Not all food plasters are created equal

For those working in the food industry, finding a reliable solution to dressing minor wounds can be a headache. Plasters that lose their adhesiveness are a familiar frustration for decision makers. A... > More

The essential guide to choosing your first aid supplier

When faced with the task of choosing the right first aid supplier for your company, it can be a challenge to understand what you’re looking for in the first instance. Below, we cover the most... > More

BS or HSE first aid kit, which do you need?

Having confidence that your company is equipped with the right first aid products in order to meet health and safety regulations can be a difficult task. Companies either have the choice to purchase... > More

Tackling the procurement migraine: top tips for smooth procurement in the public sector

Procurement is a crucial part of the smooth running of our public sector – the process by which our services make sure they have the products necessary to keep our country moving. However, it... > More

First Aid supplies: Why reducing the number of SKUs in your catalogues is better for customers

Freedom of choice is a core principle in our society, upheld by laws and civil rights, but it's not something that we always think about, or even appreciate at times. The freedom we have as... > More

Aero to launch latest life saving technology at Safety & Health Expo 2019

Aero will be attending the Safety & Health Expo 2019 at ExCel London (18th to the 20th of June), showcasing the latest in our defibrillator technology. We will be launching our new HeartSine... > More

Is your defibrillator compliant with the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR)?

European regulations are changing surrounding medical devices, enforcing stricter control on manufacturing, quality and clinical trials. As of May 2020, The Medical... > More

How Aero defibrillators are helping to save lives as part of Rail Safety Week

Aero is working with Scotland’s leading rail network helping to keep ScotRail commuters and travellers safe by making defibrillators accessible – improving outcomes for passengers who... > More

Key considerations when investing in a defibrillator

There are many different defibrillators on the market. This can make choosing a defibrillator an overwhelming and confusing process – finding the devices that best suit your workplace means you... > More

Is your defibrillator out of date?

You already have your defibrillators installed and ready to use, but are they ready? Like everything in life, defibrillators don't last forever and need routine maintenance in order to ensure... > More

Why Defib Connectivity is Essential in a Digital World

Making the choice to purchase a defibrillator is one of the most important things you can do to emergency-proof your workplace.  Recent statistics suggest that having an automated external... > More

Avoid Procurement Headaches with Readymade Frameworks

Under EU and UK law, procurement can be a tedious process in the public sector. Equal opportunity laws cause a lot of competition, adding time and cost to finding the right supplier, and with Brexit... > More

How to Achieve Interoperability between Emergency Services

Emergency services are rarely thought of as a cohesive unit. In the eye of the public, at least, they remain separate and distinct organisations that have totally different jobs to do.  Reality... > More

Introducing the Lifepak CR2 USB

The Lifepak CR2 USB is successor to the popular CR Plus range and enhances Physio-Control’s reputation as a leader in life-saving device innovation.  With an impressive IP rating of 55... > More

How to Optimise Your First Aid SKUs According to Industry

First aid is often one of the most unloved and under-optimised categories for distributors.  This is often due to the enormous amount of first aid products and kits available on the market. It... > More

Preparing for the Unexpected: What to do in an Emergency

Unexpected emergencies can happen at any time. If an emergency occurs in the workplace you need to know the exact steps to take to provide potentially life-saving aid. Follow the steps below to... > More

When Disaster Strikes - Equipment You Need to Handle Emergencies

When we think of the emergency services we do so as separate entities. The ambulance, police and fire services, on the surface, have completely different jobs to do, and in the eyes of the public... > More

A breakthrough in traumatic limb injury treatment

The RapidStop® Tourniquet combines breakthrough technology with innovative design to significantly reduce application time when dealing with traumatic injuries. It has been specifically created... > More

Every second counts, so don’t waste time with procurement red tape

We know that every second counts in an emergency. In the instance of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) for example, by the time eight to 10 minutes have passed the odds of survival are very... > More

Introducing Aero Simulation Solutions

Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) training is crucial in a variety of industries and plays a vital part in the advancement of medical treatments.  One of the key areas of... > More

Four reasons why you should upgrade to a connected defib

Statistics suggest that having an automated external defibrillator (AED) in an accessible area can increase survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) by 75%. But we know that many... > More

Three reasons why your business needs a defibrillator

Sudden Cardiac Arrests (SCAs) are a major cause of death in the UK, with more than 30,000 SCAs occurring a year outside of hospitals.  Businesses are not obliged to keep an AED on their... > More

Aero unveils life-saving solutions at the ES Show

Aero gave emergency services personnel a sneak preview of its new RapidStop Tourniquet at the Emergency Services Show earlier this year. Joining 450 exhibitors, we were delighted to showcase the... > More

Four questions to ask your new first aid supplier

Life is complicated enough without a major supplier letting you down. Whether the quality and presentation of your first aid products is poor, or your supplies consistently fail to be on time or in... > More

Three Key Benefits of Choosing a National Framework

Procurement for emergency services can be a long and resource-heavy process. In the public sector equal opportunity laws have a direct effect on competition, significantly increasing time and cost... > More

How to Transition to a National Procurement Framework

There are a lot of benefits to joining a national framework for emergency services. Especially with first aid and medical equipment, which will be used in life-critical situations, ensuring product... > More

‘Tis the Season: How to prepare office spaces for the hazards of winter

Workplace accidents and hazards increase in the winter months for a variety of reasons. It is darker for longer periods of time, leaves and moisture make floors slippery, and the introduction of... > More

When to delist a product

Removing products from a list or category is only the right move in very specific circumstances. It can be tempting to delist slow-moving products without considering potential consequences. The... > More

The psychology of first aid – how simulation CPR products are better for all types of learners

One of the beautiful things about being human is our individuality. We all have interests, ideas and passions that are unique to us, setting us apart from others in our own way. With this, how we... > More

A step by step guide to how a defibrillator works

In essence, defibrillators are medical devices that deliver electrical shocks to the heart, returning it to a normal rhythm when a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs. Every ambulance and medical... > More

How does government procurement work?

The government procurement policy requirement is that all public procurement must be based on value for money. This is defined as “the best mix of quality and effectiveness for the least outlay... > More

How to make procurement cost-effective

The process of procurement for public sector bodies has a bad reputation.  Due to necessary regulations, buying in services or products can take organisations months. The government says... > More

3 signs you are ready to join a procurement framework

There are many reasons why public sector organisations decide to join procurement frameworks. If you or your company has been considering easier alternatives to the public tender process – the... > More

How many first aiders are needed in the workplace?

It is every employer’s responsibility to keep their employees safe – but the rules are different depending on the size and nature of the workplace. Ensure you are providing the best... > More

What to do in the event of a workplace accident?

As an employer, it is your responsibility to report work-related accidents. These include death, disease, major injuries such as a broken leg or neck, serious incidents like the collapse of... > More

How do the UK’s SCA survival rates compare against other countries?

Every year more than seven million people globally suffer from a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) with no prior warning. And only 5 to 10% of those afflicted actually survive.  According to the... > More

How the British standard for workplace first aid has changed

The British Standards Institute (BSI) has recently reviewed its BS8599-1 Workplace and Vehicle Standards, which includes workplace first aid kits and vehicle first aid kits. As a result of this... > More

Why defibs are essential for construction sites

In the UK, over 30,000 sudden cardiac arrests happen outside of the hospital every year, which equates to about 100 a week in the workplace.  Cardiac emergencies in the workplace are a real... > More

Post Brexit: How does public procurement work now?

The UK left the EU on the 31st of January. Does that mean public procurement is about to change? The short answer is no – not, at least, until after the transition period on the 31st of... > More

What effect has Covid-19 had on SCAs?

Covid-19 isn’t just bad news for those who catch the disease – it also poses an unprecedented challenge for those who need hospital treatment for other reasons. The British Heart... > More

How has Covid-19 changed public procurement?

Buyers are now able to circumvent the usual rules for competition, advertising and timescales in procurement due to the Covid-19 outbreak.  While supply chains all over the world have been... > More

3 tips to prevent Covid-19

Covid-19, or coronavirus, is a new and highly infectious virus that has spread to over 180 countries or territories in the world in just a few months. The effects are varied – some people... > More

Someone delivering rescue breaths.

How to reduce the risk of cross-infection from CPR & rescue breaths

Whenever CPR is carried out, there is a chance of cross-infection – especially when giving rescue breaths.  In ordinary circumstances, the risk of this happening is very small, but in... > More

Key considerations for authorities procuring urgent medical supplies

The UK Cabinet Office has released extra guidance regarding public procurement during the Covid-19 crisis. The aim is to highlight certain mechanisms that are present within the public procurement... > More

Essential PPE equipment for medical workers in the age of Covid-19

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is designed to protect the user from unnecessary health and safety risks. Depending on circumstances and work environment, it can include items such as safety... > More

Five tips to prepare your workplace for return post Covid-19

Returning to a new normal post COVID-19 means that employers must take specific steps to protect everyone involved. By drawing up rules or a framework for your workplace, you can clearly demonstrate... > More

Why we need more AEDs available to the UK public

Like other developed countries in the West, the UK experiences a high rate of death due to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). We experience about 60,000 incidents of SCA each year according to the British... > More

How to verify PPE suppliers

A crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the necessity of verifying personal protective equipment (PPE) suppliers. Having a reliable source of these supplies helps protect workforces and... > More

Drug tariff effects on pharmacies

The July 2020 update to the Drug Tariff includes the following for pharmacies: The essential and advanced delivery service – ensuring home delivery during the COVID-19 outbreak and the... > More

What do I need in my bleed control kit?

Knife crime and violence are on the rise in the UK. As a result, there is a growing call for bleed control kits to be made available to both the emergency services and the general public.  Bleed... > More

How to keep public access AEDs emergency-ready during winter

The recent cold weather has been causing issues with public access defibrillators around the UK. There have been many reports of battery faults, leading to life saving equipment being unable to... > More

New technology and collaboration are key to helping emergency services save more lives

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) is one of the leading causes of death and disability globally, with the UK recording significantly worse survival rates than many of its European counterparts.... > More

Easy to use technology transforms survival rates of colleagues who suffer cardiac arrest at work

Around the world, victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) have their chances of survival greatly inhibited, even when Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are readily available, because bystanders... > More

How to detect the warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest

The majority of sudden cardiac arrests are not sudden. In fact, the warning signs and symptoms can begin to show up to two weeks before cardiac arrest takes place.  This is evidenced by... > More

Reducing preventable deaths with the right equipment

When horrific events occur, such as those at Manchester Arena in 2017, many people are severely injured. In these cases, time is of the essence – every second counts when saving a life... > More

Study finds cprINSIGHT significantly improves chance of SCA survival

In a recent study published in the Resuscitation Journal, the accuracy and clinical benefit of a new AED algorithm, cprINSIGHT – which analyses chest compressions during CPR – has... > More

How more public access first aid equipment will help save lives

When the Manchester Arena tragedy happened, a great number of brave people stayed behind to help the injured and dying.  These courageous people had little to no first aid training but their... > More

With every new experience both good and bad we learn

The RapidStop® Tourniquet Story At Aero Healthcare, every new product starts with a story, a reason, or a need, and RapidStop® Tourniquets are no exception.  April 15th, 2013 is a... > More

The best hand and surface wipe on the market; but was it really an accident?

When asking an Aero Healthcare manager how they came up with the first natural fibre, bio-degradable, fully recyclable wipe, the response was: ‘well… that was a bit of an... > More

Aero Healthcare’s innovation combines Safe and Green to create first natural fibre, biodegradable...

Launching the only natural fibre, biodegradable wipe that is enclosed in 100% recyclable packaging; Aero Healthcare are once again leading the way for safety and the environment. First to solve... > More

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Buxted F.C. bring it home with on the ball Aero Healthcare

Following the front page news, and countrywide shock when Buxted's defibrillator was mindlessly destroyed the day after Christian Erikson collapsed of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest in front of... > More

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Every Second Counts… How quickly can you access a defibrillator to save a life?

In front of millions, the importance of having quick access to a defibrillator was clearly demonstrated in the Euro’s Denmark vs Finland match.  Never before has the world been made so... > More


Aero Healthcare continue to maintain supply of life saving equipment

With the largest levels of defibrillator stock in the UK and the ability to deliver across the country in 24 hours; Aero Healthcare have publically confirmed to their customers that order fulfillment... > More


Aero Healthcare ‘MAKE IT BETTER’ with New Support for Community Pharmacy sector

Announcing their exciting partnership with AAH and Enterprise Wholesale at the prestigious Pharmacy Show 2021; Aero Healthcare is set to re-energise the First Aid and Healthcare pharmacy sector with... > More

RapidStop® Tourniquet

Precision engineering and lifesaving expertise creates the fastest ever RapidStop® Tourniquet

The RapidStop® Tourniquet was inspired by a need identified by first responders at the Boston Bombings.  Using the extensive experience gained from working with the Metropolitan Police, Aero... > More

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Is your First Aid kit safe to use?

Did you know that plasters and bandages have an expiry date? Have you ever worked out how much time and resources are spent over the course of a year, checking that your first aid kit is up to date,... > More

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It’s Showtime...

Aero Healthcare are excited to once again be exhibiting at a number of shows in 2022.  And, our show teams are looking forward to strengthening our business partnership with existing customers... > More

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AeroKit’s new Surefill innovative refill system is a BIG win for wholesaler

AeroKit™, the new premium first aid kit with a Surefill™ innovative refill system from Aero Healthcare, is giving distribution partners an exciting, first of its kind opportunity to... > More