First Aid For All Limited is a small family business delivering affordable training courses. We have a number of staff over 60 and one Director is over 70: we are taking Coronavirus very seriously.
Here is our policy regarding the virus and our trading activities.
Update Thursday 19th March: The HSE have issues a statement about a 3 month extension to some re-qualification dates. Details below.
Update Tuesday 24th March 2020: All public courses are now cancelled until at least 6th April and maybe longer.
We are sorry about this but we are following industry wide advice and the Government guidance.
Private First Aid Courses for Key Workers
IMPORTANT: we are continuing to run private first aid courses for key workers e.g. for schools that do not have enough trained staff on-site.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements. Our prices are exactly the same but there are 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 are severely extended ambulance response times due to the crisis.
Attending our course may be safer than being in many workplaces. It is a small number of people in an environment with infection control measures in place.
Courses are going ahead until the Government tell business to stop all activities and/or small gatherings.
** At the moment the Government advice is for social distancing and for businesses to carry on only essential business activities and take the necessary precautions to minimise risk. **
During this crisis businesses must still comply with all Health and Safety Legislation, rules and regulations.
Our normal booking and cancellation terms apply during this time with 1 amendment: if we have to cancel a course due to Government policy we will fully refund or change your booking to another date.
This is a very difficult time for individuals and also for businesses large and small. We are taking precautions to minimise risk to staff and clients. Physical contact on courses will be minimised or stopped wherever possible. Good hand hygiene will be promoted to all attendees.
We want everyone to survive this: staff / clients (and family and friends), and also our business to survive. We will continue delivering essential training for as long as it is possible and/or sensible.
Please follow Government guidance regarding your own activities and decisions.
We will inform all attendees by email if a course is cancelled.
HSE Statement 19th March 2020:
[The changes will also apply to Paediatric First Aid and Emergency Paediatric First Aid.]
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is aware that people holding Offshore Medic (OM), Offshore First Aid (OFA), First Aid at Work (FAW) or Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificates nearing expiry date, might experience disruption to access to requalification training as a result of events or circumstances generated by the Coronavirus pandemic.
HSE's current guidance on the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981: https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l74.pdf and the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989 https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l123.pdf is that those holding an OM, OFA, FAW or EFAW qualification should undertake retraining before their original certificate expires and HSE strongly recommends that employers, and individuals holding those qualifications should plan for requalification training well in advance of expiry dates.
If however requalification training is prevented for reasons associated directly with Coronavirus or by complying with related government advice, it is reasonable and practical to extend the validity of current certificates by up to 3 months. Anyone taking advantage of this extension should be able to describe clearly their reasons for delaying requalification training, and demonstrate steps they have taken to undertake the training, if required.
This guidance comes into effect for certificates expiring on or after 16th March 2020. HSE will review this matter over the coming months and will issue further statements as necessary.
Phil Smith | Vulnerable Workers, Competence, Worker Involvement and First Aid policy, Engagement and Policy Division
Health & Safety Executive.
Government Key Worker update 20 March 2020
It is reasonable to assume essential workplace safety training is included in this section of the guidance. We will know more over the coming days.
Health and social care
This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other front-line health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK's health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.
Official Coronavirus Information
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"Joanne was Amazing
Made the course very entertaining but in way you won’t forget things you were trained.
Learnt so ..."
Mrs T Bancroft 19/Oct/2019
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