How we provide Safe & Socially Distanced Training During COVID-19
**UPDATED FOLLOWING 19th JULY COVID-19 PROTOCOL UPDATE**
We want to reassure our customers that the health and wellbeing of our learners, trainers and the wider public is our number 1 priority. No chances will be taken with your health. Please read our protocols below which have been updated following the latest government update on 19th July 2021. We will be continuing the use of face masks and social distancing during our first aid and people handling courses due to the potential close contact during practical activity.
Risk Assessed Training Environments
As required under government guidelines, we have undertaken a robust risk assessment into all our training operations to ensure we are providing safe training environments. We are approved training providers for blended learning which means we can offer most of our theory training on a virtual basis via Zoom. For those courses that are undertaken in a classroom based environment, we will ensure that all learners are spaced x2 metres apart, the room is well ventilated and there is a sanitising station available. We have further measures in place for first aid and people handling training.
Although face masks are no longer a legal requirement, as a courtesy to both the trainer and the learner, we will be asking that face masks must be worn if 2 metre social distancing cannot be maintained (such as practical activity). We also request that your face mask is worn on arrival to your course. The mask can then be removed if the learners wishes once seated. We advise that face coverings are at least '3 ply'.
We will be continuing to ensure that all training environments are well ventilated either through natural ventilation (open windows/doors) or through mechanical ventilation (air handling/fans/ducts).
Each training environment will have a sanitising station for learners to make good use of. The sanitising station will contain alcohol hand gel, special wipes and disinfectant sprays. Learners will be encouraged to use these after each session or break.
If your course involves first aid or people handling you will be issued with hygiene equipment for use during the course. These particular courses involve practical assessment to achieve the course criteria. Most practical activity can be achieved in a solo assessment, however there is a small part of the practical assessment where 2 metre social distance cannot be maintained so we request that all learners (including the trainer) use face masks.