CPR on the move

Driving in today’s environment often presents challenges and travelling as a passenger with the lack of control of being behind the wheel can be a trying experience. Now imagine being a paramedic in an emergency situation delivering CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to a patient in a moving ambulance.

St John Ambulance used RAC DTEC’s facilities to conduct a feasibility study examining effects of motion on the quality of CPR in a moving vehicle, comparing the LUCAS™2 Chest Compression System versus traditional manual CPR. The simulation was set up using a manikin and the LUCAS™2 and the benefit of the RAC DTEC road circuit allowed consistent trial conditions – the same driver, speed and driving conditions.

Transport to Treatment, RAC supports Cancer Council WA

Travelling to and from medical appointments is difficult for many people affected by cancer.  Cancer treatment usually occurs over an extended period of time and requires repeated attendance at facilities which may be far from home. Radiotherapy, in particular requires daily attendance for up to six weeks and a common side effect is fatigue so appropriate travel options to health services are vital.

By |April 13th, 2015|Community|0 Comments

Porsche Club of WA: Come & Try Day

The Porsche Club of WA held a Come & Try Day in January hosted by MC Motorsport, on the RAC DTEC Road Circuit. The day was to encourage social members to dip their toe into motorsport activity and MC Motorsport was chosen to host the event due to the safe, professionally designed circuit and their experienced motorsport instructors.

By |February 6th, 2015|Motoring Advice|0 Comments

RAC DTEC works to assist taxi industry

The taxi industry is a key part of the WA transport network with almost 13 million trips recorded in 2013.

RAC DTEC is working as a sole partner with the Department of Transport to assist the taxi industry and members of the WA community by providing Professional Development training to all taxi drivers, a pre-requisite for taxi driver licence renewal every two years.

By |February 4th, 2015|Training, Transport|0 Comments

Becoming fire ready

For any business small or large the risk of a fire is a huge concern as it can result in operational disruption, property loss, injury, or worse a fatality. There are measures that businesses can put in place to prevent fires however, it is important that business owners and facility managers recognise the value of investing in staff fire safety training.

Employers have a duty of care and OH&S legislation stipulates that a person conducting a business must ensure the health and safety of their employees, so far as is reasonably practicable. This includes the provision of any necessary information, training, instruction or supervision.

By |February 2nd, 2015|Training|0 Comments