Read updates regarding what training & education providers have to do to protect you and the community here. Last updated 29th Sept 2020.
Employers are allowed to continue to book face to face classroom based workplace Education & Training for compliance needs. Such training includes First aid at work, Emergency first aid at work and Paediatric first aid.
We make your and our health and safety as a priority at all times. This now include protecting you and us from the new Corona Virus (Cov-SARS -19) known widely as Covid-19, which was officially declared within the population from March 23rd 2020. The fast paced changes as how to work safely is evolving at times daily. Our management team meet daily to review the current legal position on providing safe and secure working spaces. These working spaces include our head office, our classrooms, any client sites we deliver training at and of course for those working from home who are able to are also included in our Covid-19 Secure assessment. We do this by following the Health & Safety Executives guidelines for employers on making our workplace COVID secure in the following ways:
Reading this guidance for employers will also be beneficial to workers and the self-employed.
It gives an overview of the things we have done to help make your work and workplace COVID-secure by performing the following:
- Carrying out Risk assessments
- Maintaining Social distancing
- Increasing our Cleaning, hygiene and handwashing
- Sharing this information with our staff and provide information
- Working from home when we can
- Supporting Vulnerable workers
We have reviewed our centres risk analysis to manage the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) to our business and acted on these findings.
Where possible we expect people to remain – two (2) metres apart. If this is not viable, keeping 1 metre apart with risk mitigation is acceptable. We require people to wear face coverings when in communal areas at all times. Signage is provided in all areas on what our site rules are.
Cleaning, hygiene and handwashing
Keeping our workplace clean and with frequent handwashing reduces the potential for coronavirus to spread. It is a critical part of making and our business COVID-secure.
Talk to workers and provide information
We have consulted and involved our people in the steps we’re taking to manage the risk of coronavirus in our workplace so you can:
- explain the changes you’re planning to work safely
- make sure changes will work and hear their ideas
- continue to operate your business safely
We expect our clients we work with to meet the standards that we are following here. This is communicated at time of booking to ensure all remain COVIS secure.
Working from home
Our people are working from home when we should:
- we provide them with the equipment they need, including computers, phones and videoconferencing facilities
- remaining in regular contact with them, making sure we discuss their wellbeing
We have considered the risk to workers who are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus and put controls in place to reduce that risk. We expect our clients to do the same and ask this question at time of booking.
We all have a part to play in remaining COVID secure. We and we expect you to know and follow the rules on personal health and wellbeing at all times along with acting responsibly.
Here is the link to the UK Governments dedicated pages on Covid 19 (this covers the law & regulations in place for England. There are differing laws and rules for the devolved nations and links to their dedicated pages can be read below via the following links:
As a cross border training provider in all four nations we remain committed to ensuring that we are keeping people safe and COVID secure.
Last updated 20th September 2020.