The workplace Regulator the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) had put in place a number of mechanism’s to ensure that an organisations first aiders remained able to provide first aid cover during the pandemic outbreak. The majority of these mechanisms ended 31st March 2021 on re-certification. However they have provided guidelines regarding interrupted training since June 2020,which remain in place and that we follow.
Employers and their first aiders are to ensure that they attend a recognised training course to requalify, to update or to renew their certification. Remote First Aid are providing first aid training courses for workplace Regulatory needs.
If however when attending their training and where the training is interrupted, because of meeting the isolation rules, they have produced the following guidelines that we adopt, when required to do so:
If because of coronavirus you cannot complete training for your first aid qualification within the usual timeframe, training can restart at a later date as long as:
- a full recap of training delivered before the interruption is done before moving onto undelivered modules
- the training provider is content that you can show:
- a full understanding of all aspects of the course content
- the knowledge required and competencies at the end of the training
Restarting Interrupted First Aid Training
As a recognised training provider, we expect an employer or organisation and their individual first aiders to be able to demonstrate to us, that the above can be met when re-joining their course of instruction.
We provide a number of tools so as each learner can demonstrate their retained knowledge, when restarting their training. There of course is a charge for restarting a course and these can be found in our course interruption fees page here.
For the HSE guideline on workplace first aid and the law you may visit their dedicated page here.