Having a Bleed Control Kit on scene means you can provide life-saving treatment within minutes before emergency services arrive. Learning how to identify and control life-threatening bleeding means you can help to save lives.
A person can ‘bleed out’ and die in around 3-5 minutes from massive loss of blood unless someone finds where the bleed is coming from and knows how to stop the bleed… before the ambulance arrives to help.
The length of time for ambulances to arrive at Category 1 calls involving life threatening bleeding is well over 5 minutes.
For example, if there is a continued threat to ambulance crew safety, as seen in recent terrorist attacks and criminal attacks involving weapons, they will not enter a place to treat casualties until the police have told them the area is safe to do so.
People who were badly injured in the terror attacks at Manchester Arena and London Bridge died waiting for emergency ambulance help that never arrived.
The person best placed to save lives after an incident is YOU, the ordinary member of the public… you are the #ZeroResponder.
What [desperate staff] need is immediate access to fully-equipped bleed control kits, which, in trained hands, can mean the difference between life and death
You don’t just have plasters in a bleed kit. It is about making someone live longer. There are tourniquets to stop the blood pouring out.
The Bleed Control Kits are definitely useful
Potentially it saved his life and we do know that people die from excessive bleeding from injuries
One stab wound is all it takes for a youngster to bleed to death. [...] One of these kits used by a member of the public could have kept him alive until paramedics came
The Zero Responder’s Bleed Control Kit contains everything necessary to enable a Zero Responder to stop the bleeding and save lives
The Grab Bag is a heavy-duty, durable, outdoor bag that fits two of our bleed control kits.
Make the most of the kit by ordering an in person skills development workshop delivered at your venue of choice with half a day's worth of training.
It equips you with the practical skills to confidently identify life-threatening bleeding and use the contents of a bleed control kit or even everyday articles to stop and control massive blood loss whilst waiting for the ambulance.
You will learn how to recognise external life-threatening bleeding, find the source of a bleed, apply direct pressure over a bleed, apply an emergency trauma bandage, pack a deep wound, apply tourniquets, treat a stab wound, prevent hypothermia, complete a MIST casualty handover and control bleeding without a kit.
People may suffer life-threatening bleeding as a result of crush, stab, gunshot or amputations sustained during road and workplace accidents, violent criminal assaults and terrorist attacks. YOU can save lives... you are the #ZeroResponder.
The upcoming Protect Duty - Martyn's Law - will move public protection from good practice to being legally binding; protection and preparedness to deal with a terrorist attack will become a legal requirement. Martyn's Law is named for Martyn Hett, one of 20 who died at the Manchester Arena Attack. His Mother, Figen Murray, has since campaigned for the law which commits venues to a degree of preparedness for terror attacks and hostile events. History has shown that the types of injuries experienced in terror attacks tend to cause life-threatening catastrophic blood loss. General first aid kits are not designed to treat such severe bleeding. Public testimonies from the Manchester Arena bombing have revealed that if those on the scene had been able to access Bleed Control Kits, injuries would have been treated better; many lives would have potentially been saved. Read more about Martyn's law here.
Having a Bleed Control Kit on the scene means quick and immediate action to control a catastrophic bleed before emergency help arrives.
Now is the time to register your interest in becoming a #ZeroResponder to stop the bleeding and save lives. Whether for an individual, an employer, or a community, contact us to find out more about our equipment and training package, offering both the Zero Responder’s Bleed Control Kit and a training programme to ensure you can save lives to the best of your abilities.