During this time, we feel it is important to keep you updated of any changes to industry guidelines, and also how the current worldwide pandemic impacts the first aid and safety training Industry.
We are open for business as usual, with a few tweaks!
During this time we want to ensure our first aid and safety training course are as safe as going into the office.
Social distancing measures
We will liaise with the course organiser prior to the start of the course to ensure social distancing can be managed. Numbers on courses are dependant on the size of the room, and we can still operate with normal numbers if room sizes allow this.
Hand sanitisers are provided, and face coverings are advised on all our courses.
Our trainers can not adequately teach with face coverings, so our trainers are advised to ensure social distancing is carried out at all times.
Regular breaks will be in place to allow for hand washing, and all equipment is cleaned prior to arrival, and then cleaned by those using it. We also aim to limit equipment use between courses, allowing 72 hours where possible.
We have also purchased more equipment to reduce sharing of equipment such as manikins for CPR practice. Face shields are provided to all delegates to allow mouth-to-mouth demonstrations, as recommended by our Awarding Organisation TQUK.
Track and Trace
Any delegates arriving to a course with COVID-19 symptoms will be unable to take part. All delegates / clients are asked to inform us if they are confirmed as having COVID-19 within 2 weeks of taking a classroom course with us.
Changes to training courses
We are now offering online, virtual and blended learning options to compliment our classroom training. Please be advised the HSE and EYFS guidelines do not allow purely online or virtual training at this time. We realise a number of companies are suggesting this is sufficient, however it is not. Do not get scammed with invalid qualifications and certificates.
There is a range of changes with our first aid training courses, including tweaks to equipment use, CPR, and recovery positions. These will be discussed on the day, but we do not want to impact learning and quality, so any changes are minimal and agreed by our Awarding Organisation.
Government Guidelines and Updates for First Aid and Safety Training
Government guidelines for First Aid in the Early Years Sector, and to meet HSE requirements are always changing. We will list all relevant news articles here, and the links at the top are the most up to date.