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GO! And make your Christmas a safe one.

It feels like we’ve blinked and suddenly houses are twinkling with lights, children are queuing to see Santa on just about every corner and Turkey dinners and mince pies have sprouted up (get it, SPROUTed) on pub menus.

Like it or loathe it, it’s Christmas baby!!!

It goes without saying, eat, drink and be merry, however, during the excitement of the season, give thought to keeping yourself and your loved ones safe during the festivities.

Children have a tendency put things in their mouth and increasingly children are being admitted to hospital after having choked. Over the Christmas period, there are so many reasons that we need to have eyes in the back of our heads.

Potential choking hazards at Christmas include fairy lights and tree decorations, button batteries, small toys, sweets, nuts, popped balloons …. Basically if it is small enough to fit into a child's or a baby's mouth it has the potential to block the airway and is too small to be played with.

Please pay extra consideration to the button batteries used in musical cards, toys and watches amongst other things and if one is swallowed take your loved one straight to A&E as quick as possible. Don’t delay, this could be life threatening.

What to do…

If your child (over 1 years of age) is choking, first; CALL 999

Encourage them to cough

If that is not effective and the child is conscious but unable to breathe give up to

5 Back Blows.

With the heel of your hand and between the shoulder blades.

If they continue to choke give 5 abdominal thrusts.
Standing behind them wrap your arms around their waist and put your clenched fist just above their belly button. Secure your fist with your other hand. In a fast, scooping motion pull inward and upward, almost as if you are attempting to lift them up.

Continue in a cycle of 5 Back Blows and 5 abdominal thrusts until the item is dislodged or the paramedics arrive or if the child stops breathing; start CPR.

On a personal note from GO!...

Thank you to everyone who has supported GO! Train and Develop this year. We have had a truly wonderful year. As trainers we hope that we have helped people in either their job role or their lives generally. Please know that with each course we train, YOU are the ones teaching us too and we have learnt so much and are appreciative and privileged to have met some incredible people. We wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas and are looking forward to seeing you in the New Year. becgemxmas


We have a few more locations for our Baby & Child Choking and CPR sessions, please click here to find out more of what we do on this particular session and how much of a success it has been. We have had excellent reviews which speak for themselves, these courses currently run at £15 per person.

Booking Calendar

Take a look at our booking calendar 2017 for courses available so far to see which courses you attend, if you cannot travel to any of these then please contact us as we can arrange a venue near you!

60 Seconds

Natalie, Marketing Executive of Ralli Solicitors LLP


It was nice meeting you at our #GOExpoGCasino Event, tell me about what you do?

I work for Ralli Solicitors who are based in Manchester City Centre. Ralli deals with mostly small to medium businesses who have problems with partnerships, employment, disputes with suppliers. I work in the marketing department and we are a team of 3 who go out to networking events, expos, or any other business event. We also organise our own events such as Mulled Wine networking at our office. This is so we can build up brand awareness for Ralli and build relationships with people. I also manage the social media platforms to interact with people we have met at events and share news/blogs.

What song motivates you on a rainy Manchester morning?

Kungs Vs. Cookin’ on 3 Burners – This Girl

What is your favourite phrase or quote?

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” - Marilyn Monroe

Why do you think training is important?

I think training is extremely important because there is always so much more you can learn about your industry and other industries. There is a lot of room to develop and from my experience of attending training I always come out with at least 1 new thing I have learnt. There is always so much more information about current products or new products on the market – I don’t think you ever stop learning!

Like what you hear? You can get in touch with Natalie via www.ralli.co.uk or give her a call on 0161 615 0646

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