Date: 1st November 2020
Latest update following the announcement of a 4 week lockdown by the Prime Minister
We just wanted to provide an update following yesterday’s announcement.
As we are a provider of training and education, our planned courses will be going ahead up to Thursday 5th November.
All courses post-5th November will continue, venues permitting.
Emails will be sent this evening to confirm any changes.
We continue to make our training COVID safe to protect our delegates and instructors.
Date: 26th September 2020
Below is our latest update on courses during the COVID-19 outbreak and also the steps we take to ensure the safety of all attending delegates during our courses.
Following recent Government updates, we are able to continue training and we are not restricted to groups of 6 due to our courses coming under ‘training and education’.
However, here at AC First Aid we are taking the safety of our clients and instructors very seriously during the pandemic. We are following the guidance from the Health and Safety Executive, Resuscitation Council and our governing body Qualsafe. We have also adopted several of our own policies and procedures to make our training even safer. We have purchased extensive amounts of equipment to ensure the safety of our clients, allowing us to prevent any kit sharing.
We continue to also offer our training on site, at your venue, as this allows people to stay in their working environment and within their bubbles. The training space must be sufficient for social distancing and where possible we suggest the use of blended learning to allow 1/3 of EFAW/FAW courses and ½ of the 12 hour paediatric courses to be completed outside of the classroom, prior to the face to face session.
Our limited open courses continue to run for those that do not have the space to hold their own courses. These courses are held at venues where we can socially distance all delegates by at least 2 metres. The instructor will also remain at least 2 metres from all delegates during the course. AC First Aid have stopped providing refreshments at this time due to the risks involved. We therefore ask all delegates to bring a flask and packed lunch.
How do we run a course safely during COVID-19?
On arrival at a course, the trainer will greet all delegates and ask they confirm they are asymptomatic. The delegate register will be completed, ensuring we have information for track and trace.
On all courses, each delegate is pre-allocated a large kit bag which contains the following items, solely for their use during the course:
- Little Anne manakin(s)
- Training defibrillator
- Student pack (Resuscitation shield, pair of gloves, triangular bandage, wound dressing)
- Auto injector (paediatric courses)
- Clip board (contains all paperwork and books for the course)
Delegates work alone during the entire course; no equipment is shared, and delegates do not work together.
We also have face coverings, visors, disposable aprons, and cleaning wipes available on every course.
We ask delegates to regularly wash their hands during the day and upon entry and exit of the training room they utilise the hand sanitiser available at the door.
At the end of the course we ask all delegates to return everything back into their bags. Invoices and certificates are sent electronically.
Please email us for a copy of our COVID-19 specific risk assessment, should you require it, and to discuss your training options.
We are constantly reviewing this information and any updates will be listed on our website and social media.
AC First Aid