What to expect on your training course

To keep learners and staff safe, additional safety measures and changes to way we deliver training have been put in place in response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

We will be following the advice and guidance set out by Scottish Government, Health & Safety Executive (HSE), First Aid Awarding Organisations Forum and our Awarding Bodies at all times.

Here’s what you can now expect on your course with Safe Hands First Aid Training Ltd during Covid 19.

Before your course

  • We will keep in touch with you to confirm you are well and safe to attend – you will be asked not to attend training if you or anyone you live with is displaying coronavirus symptoms and/or has to self-isolate.  If this is the case, you will be able to reschedule your course.
  • We will ask you to complete a short form to confirm your understanding of the joining information we’ve sent you.
  • You will be sent the venue details.  Our venues and training have been risk-assessed for Covid 19.

When you arrive at the course

Before entering the training room:

  • We will ask you some screening questions and scan your temperature.
  • You will be asked to record your contact details and sign a health declaration confirming you are not suffering coronavirus symptoms.
  • You will be asked to wash / sanitise your hands.
  • You will be given a box with a lid to keep any personal belongings.

Before the course starts:

  • The training room will be set out to facilitate safe physical distancing at all times.
  • You will be asked to use the same furniture for the duration of the course.
  • We will share some important information with you about reducing the spread of infection and how to use PPE correctly.
  • We will explain the extra safety measures in place such as hand washing, physical distancing and cough/sneeze etiquette.
  • In addition to normal ‘housekeeping’, we will explain procedures for leaving/re-entering the room at any point as well as what will happen if anyone becomes ill during the course.
  • We will discuss the changes to practical work and assessments including how the equipment will be cleaned safely between uses.
  • You will be given your candidate pack including course manual, personal training resources and PPE.

During the course

  • All learners and trainers will be expected to keep a 2m safe distance from each other wherever possible.
  • Group sizes have been reduced and sharing of resources limited, to minimise contact.
  • You will be asked to work with the same partner for the duration of the course.
  • Each group will given their own box of equipment and learning materials.  
  • Every learner will have their own first aid manikin(s) for the duration of the course.
  • You will be asked to wash/sanitise your hands after every theory session and before/after any practical work.
  • First aid courses – you will be asked to practice first aid skills on yourself to begin with – this is to reduce physical contact as much as possible.  Whenever you must work within 2m of your partner (e.g for assessment), both of you will be required to wear a face mask and disposable gloves.
  • Clinical waste bins will be set up around the room for safe disposal of cleaning materials, tissues and PPE.
  • At the end of the course all re-usable materials will be collected for washing and disinfection.