As a result of Covid-19 and its extremely high rate of infection, new controls need to be implemented when it comes to first aid training. It’s important that we follow the new HSE guidelines to ensure that both our trainers and our learners will be kept as safe as possible.
During each training session, everyone in attendance must wear:
- • A surgical face mask
- • A CPR face mask
- • Gloves
While it’s crucial to keep everyone safe during the pandemic, it’s also paramount that we continue to train people in the practice of first aid. Even the most basic skills and knowledge of emergency care can result in lives being saved.
A recent statistic released by St John’s Ambulance revealed that 140,000 people die each year in the UK from incidents where first aid could have prevented death. This is why first aid training is absolutely essential and should be considered by everyone.
Ensuring safety is our priority, in regards to both Covid-19 and first aid training. That’s why we’ve established the following regulations to adhere to the guidelines set out by the First Aid Quality Partnership:
- • Detailed risk assessments to evaluate our training delivery, mitigating all risk of the potential spread of the Coronavirus. As part of this, trainers will deliver two learning videos to explain how the virus spreads and how handwashing can be completed effectively.
- • Keeping Covid-19 firmly in mind, training sessions will ensure that close contact is kept to a necessary minimum between trainers and students.
- • Adaptations will be put in place so that students can still receive quality training and assessments while remaining safe. These changes will also help stop the spread of the virus.
- • When close contact is absolutely necessary, hygiene packs will be provided, including the correct PPE that reduces the risk of cross-contamination. Gloves and face masks are paramount for safety.
- • Handwashing facilities and/or sanitisation will be provided.
- • Effective social distancing measures will be put in place, as well as limiting the number of attendees at the session.
- • All equipment and training rooms will be individually cleaned to a high standard, ensuring they remain bacteria-free to avoid cross-contamination.
- • First aid training will be delivered in line with protocols set out by a body of medical experts and the Resuscitation Council UK.
Basically, it just means first aid teaching will be delivered in line with protocols set out by medical experts and the resuscitation council
Need First Aid training?
We’re still delivering first aid training in the Wirral and the surrounding areas for people who need it. For more information on our Covid-19 policies, or to make an enquiry about training, get in touch with us today.
Stay prepared, save lives.