COVID 19 MEASURES
Keeping You Safe
I think everyone will agree that we are living in extraordinary times and we are all more than ready for our lives to return to normal. But, with Covid 19 still an ever-present threat, what steps are in place to ensure your health and safety isn’t compromised on a First Class First Aid course?
Hygiene has always been a priority as I believe it’s an important standard to maintain, but to fully understand the current measures needed I have completed an infection control course.
When it comes to training equipment, I always follow the manufacturers advise on ensuring there is no chance of cross-contamination. Current course guidelines (as set out by the Health and Safety Executive) require one mannequin per 4 learners. Where possible at First Class First Aid, I have ratios smaller than that.
My mannequins feature a one-way valve, meaning that any breath going in through the mouth and/nose will not come out again. I also ensure the disposable lungs are replaced after each class (this is nothing new – I have always done this). And I provide each delegate with a CPR face shield to go over the mannequins face before you give mouth-to-mouth.
I also provide you with PPE during the course and have the following provisions:
Rooms - set up to adhere to social distance guidelines.
Gloves - whenever handling equipment.
Masks – not a requirement if you are socially distanced, but available all the same.
Antibacterial hand gel - Antibacterial hand gel for delegate use and antiviral wipes to clean down equipment after each use.
I hope you feel reassured by the precautions I am taking. I know you agree that first aid is such an important skill to have as well as being a legal requirement in your place of work. Let's not let this virus get in the way of learning these incredibly valuable life saving skills.