Delivering first aid training during the continuing pandemic

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As the UK and devolved governments have announced that some restrictions in relation to the Covid pandemic will be reduced or removed on 19 July 2021 (7 August 2021 in Wales), the Health & Safety Executive recommends that employers, in addition to the points listed in GEIS3 ‘ when selecting a first-aid training provider, that the training provider has in place:

  • a risk assessment in place that is regularly reviewed in light of the changing prevalence of CoVid19 and continuing pandemic
  • That the risk assessment has in place the following controls:
    • Minimising face-to-face contact
    • Requirement to wear face coverings
    • That they have, in place in line with HSE guidance adequate ventilation
    • good hand hygiene protocols
    • sufficient cleaning
  • The first aid taught includes protocols that ensure the safe performance of first aid during the current CoVid19 outbreak backed up by a body of medical opinion and the Resuscitation Council (UK)
  • That they are complying with general Coronavirus guidance based on their geographical location in
    • England
    • Wales
    • Scotland
    • Northern Ireland

Remote First Aid & Pre-Hospital Training has followed the above principles throughout this pandemic. We have reviewed and our programmes to ensure that the above is still maintained throughout this pandemic. We can therefore assure employers, organisations, their staff and the general population that we are taking all precautions while conducting training.

Peter Cook

Managing Director

Dated 21st July 2021

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