Coronavirus Policy & Lock down
First Aid For All Limited is a family business delivering affordable training courses. We have a number of staff over 60 and one Director is over 70: we take Coronavirus very seriously.
Here is our policy regarding Covid-19 and our trading activities.
As the UK returns to more normal times we are still taking precautions to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Our normal booking and cancellation policy applies. A full refund will be given if we have to cancel a course.
Covid-19 Risk Assessment & Course Attendee Requirements
On Arrival at venue
All staff and visitors:
- must confirm they have no Covid-19 symptoms
- must confirm they have no reason to be self-isolating
- are directed to the toilet/hand washing facilities and instructed to wash hands with Soap and Warm Water for a minimum of 20 seconds and dry them completely before touching any hard surface. Alternatively, Alcohol Hand Sanitiser may be used ensuring natural drying before touching any hard surface
- must confirm they understand the importance of regular hand hygiene throughout the day
- reads any sign-age and visual aids relating to the training course, safety, and Covid-19
Prior to Course Commencing
Trainer explains course content, topics covered, any specific requirements to be in close proximity to another person and the reasons why. The requirements will vary depending on the official Covid-19 Alert Level.
Trainer ensures learners are aware of the available PPE and know how to use it correctly.
Ensures learners know the venue facilities that are and are not available to them during the course.Â When the official Covid-19 Alert Level is 3 or above, venue kitchen facilities including fridge, washing, microwave will be unavailable to learners. Self-service drink facilities are available in the training room.
Ensure all learners dispose of tissues used on nose or mouth, immediately into the bin and then ensure learner’s correct hand hygiene protocols. If no tissue available for an urgent cough learners must use their elbow.
The trainer ensures each learner signs-in to the course, bearing in mind Social Distancing and Hygiene Guidelines, using Alcohol Wipes to thoroughly wipe down the monitor and key board and allowing for natural drying before the next learner signs in.
Alternatively, when applicable, the trainer explains how learners can sign-in on their own Internet connected device.
Ensure all learners use hand sanitiser or wash hands after signing in and regularly throughout the day.
Ensure learners keep to their initial drinking vessel during the course of the day, to eliminate the risk of cross infection.
Depending on the official Covid-19 Alert Level, close contact between trainers and learners is reduced to the minimum required by sensible adaptations to training and assessment activities.
Where training has been modified for Covid-19, learners will be made aware of normal practice, the changes now required, the reason for the changes.
When close contact is absolutely necessary, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided to reduce the risk of cross contamination between learners. Disposable gloves, Face masks and CPR Face shields.
Learners will be allocated to a “bubble” of other learners.Â When close interaction is needed with other learners or equipment, learners will only interact with others and equipment from their bubble.
Disinfectant wipes will be available for learners to clean equipment between uses.
Where possible, practical elements on courses will be grouped together reducing the number of times learners are required to put on and remove PPE.
If a learner demonstrates competence in a practical session/skill, there will be no need to demonstrate competence or practice the skill again (unless the learner requests this).
Alcohol Hand Sanitisers will be provided for use by learners as they enter and exit the training room and throughout their time in the training room.
Appropriate Social Distancing between each student will be adhered to at all times, except when absolutely necessary for the purpose of practicing or demonstrating competence.
Scrupulous hygiene in toilets, observing and following any instructions on walls/back of toilet door etc. Rigorous Hand Hygiene undertaken, ensuring hands are completely dry before touching any hard object or surface.
Cleaning of regularly used surfaces, table tops, door handles etc. will take place during the day by staff at the venue.
Manikins are thoroughly sanitised prior to the course and airway/lungs renewed.
RE-VISIT THESE COURSE ARRANGEMENTS DURING THE COURSE OF THE DAY.
The course trainer will be required to record any breaches of social distancing, noncompliance, and potential infection risks occurring during the course. Covid-19 infections are reportable under RIDDOR.
We continue to follow any advice, updates and changes from the Government and related organisations, and from industry regulators, on COVID 19 including the Resuscitation Council UK, the World Health Organisation. The National Health Service, the Health and Safety Executive.
Please contact us if you have any concerns or suggestions regarding our approach and Covid-19 precautions.
Important information from the HSE: First aid cover and qualifications during Coronavirus
Important information about: online first aid training.
HSE press release: HSE, TUC, and CBI Joint Statement
Private First Aid Courses during Covid-19
We can deliver private first aid courses at your workplace of you can hire our venue in Audenshaw.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements. Our prices are exactly the same but, depending on the official Covid-19 Alert Level, there maybe restrictions on: venues, space requirements, attendee numbers.
Gloves and surgical masks will be provided to all attendees and these must be used during the practical sessions of the training.
Businesses must provide a safe working environment for staff, this includes taking precautions for COVID-19.
First aid and other safety training is essential training that is needed particularly by workplaces where it is not possible for staff to work from home, and particularly when there may be extended ambulance response times due to the crisis.
During a lock-down we can still deliver private first aid courses for key workers e.g. for schools and essential businesses that do not have enough trained staff on-site.
Official Coronavirus Information
Please use reputable and valid information:
"Sarah was outstanding with the way she taught, very professional in every aspect of the course. ..."
Mr M Molloy 11/May/2022
First Aid Industry Body Approved: