In a bid to control to control soaring coronavirus cases and save our NHS we yet again see the country being put into a lockdown situation.
Whilst schools, hospitality and many other businesses have been forced to close training that is deemed as essential is permitted to still carry on. We are actively supporting all organisations who require training for operational requirements or to ensure employees and furloughed employees remain skilled and remain compliant with The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 which require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work..
First Aid Training
After a meeting with the First Aid Quality Partnership on 5th January 2021 The HSE agree that the provision of First Aid qualifications can continue to be delivered in line with existing COVID-secure guidelines and have not relaxed their rules on maintaining adequate first aid provision in the workplace.
Therefore, whenever an employer needs to maintain mandatory first aid provision you should send a first aider on a relevant first aid training course (whether on furlough leave or not), this should be the primary driver during the forecasted 1-month lockdown period.
All First Aid Qualifications are still required to be delivered in a classroom environment as there are practical assessments that need to be assessed to meet the requirements of the qualification. You can rest assure that we are taking all precautions necessary and as advised by our awarding body, PHE, DoH, HSE and other government sources of advice to ensure the safety of everyone attending and to comply with COVID secure guidelines and best practice.
A range of First Aid Training Courses can be found here