We are back open for training from 15th June and this is how we will keep you safe

Training Room set up: 

• Delegates will be seated at least 2 metres apart at all times 

• Our class sizes will hold a maximum of 12 delegates per course 

• Our training room is large, well ventilated and has access to a large outside space

Learning will take place outside, depending on weather (all delegates will need to ensure they are wearing/bring warm clothing)

On Arrival:

Delegates will be asked to thoroughly sanitise their hands and advised that if they need to cough/sneeze, this should be done into a tissue that is disposed of immediately. Failing that they should cough/sneeze into a bent elbow and NEVER cough/sneeze without covering their mouth and nose.

Delegates will also be asked to regularly wash their hands with soap and water, and will be shown the following videos as part of the course orientation on how COVID-19 spreads and how to wash your hands properly:

1. https://youtu.be/1APwq1df6Mw

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGJNspLRdrc

Training Room Cleaning and Toilet Facilities:

Regular cleaning and disinfection routines will take place in all areas of the venue and deep cleaning will take place every 2-3 weeks.

Thorough cleaning and disinfection routines will be in place for all toilet areas throughout the day including doors. Toilets will be used on a one on one basis but will be shared with the other delegates and trainer. Soap and paper towels will be provided.

Although we always do our best to maintain bathroom hygiene, please bring any provisions you feel are necessary to use in a shared toilet space.

Refreshments:

We ask delegates to bring their own morning refreshments with them to the course and we will provide one refreshment break in the afternoon with disposal one use only provisions.

Equipment:

We will use as many manikins as possible to minimise sharing and keep one manikin to the same small group of delegates all the way through the course, to prevent the possibility of course-wide infection spread.

Our trainers regularly change the training equipment in between our courses and all used equipment is fully sterilised in line with hospital sterilisation techniques. Resus Annie disposables, such as lungs, are thrown away in accordance with good hygiene in between courses and all equipment is fully cleaned with medically graded wipes between delegates on the course, as per the Resuscitation Council (UK) Guidelines.

During the Course:

Prior to CPR practise, the delegates will be explained the protection that is in place to prevent infection during CPR practise, and before and after each practical session delegates will be asked to sanitise or wash their hands.

Delegates must ensure that 2 meters of physical distancing is always maintained between themselves and the trainer, unless relevant close contact (less than 2m distance) is necessary for teaching or assessment purposes.

Physical distancing must be maintained during CPR practise; therefore, delegates will be asked to act as a solo first aider.

The skill of providing rescue breaths must still be included in CPR training and assessment, however recent adaptations to first aid guidelines ensures the safe performance of first aid during the current COVID-19 outbreak should also be taught. Delegates can also purchase a face shield for the purpose of performing CPR for a small fee.

Unconscious Casualty:

To minimise close contact, delegates must be assessed performing the primary survey part of the assessment on a manikin – delegates MUST NOT place their ear close to another delegate’s mouth, even when both parties are wearing a face mask or facial covering.

Choking Casualty:

Delegates should sanitise their hands before and after demonstration and should demonstrate back blows and the correct hand positioning for abdominal thrusts on a manikin. Any shared equipment should be wiped down between delegates.

A professional discussion may follow to ensure the trainer is confident that the delegates knowledge and skills meet the assessment requirements.

Wounds and Bleeding:

The delegate can demonstrate applying a bandage to themselves – on a leg wound if necessary, followed by placing themselves in the appropriate position to treat shock. Alternatively, a head wound on a manikin can be simulated.

A professional discussion may follow to ensure the trainer is confident that the delegates knowledge and skills meet the assessment requirements.

Management of Anaphylaxis (where applicable):

The delegate can demonstrate how to administer a ‘trainer’ Adrenaline Auto Injector (AAI) on their own thigh before placing themselves into the correct casualty positioning for anaphylactic shock.

A professional discussion may follow to ensure the trainer is confident that the delegates knowledge and skills meet the assessment requirements. The delegate should sanitise their hands before and after touching any shared equipment.

Face Masks and Facial Coverings:

We do not provide Face Masks or Facial Coverings on our courses, but we do encourage our delegates to bring and wear their own which they would normally have for public places. The trainer will not be wearing a mask.

Illness:

Please do not attend training if you have the symptoms of COVID-19 and follow the PHE advice to self-isolate. Currently our terms and conditions of business do not apply and you can rebook any training session without charge providing you let us know that you are not attending due to Covid-19.

Should our trainer become unwell on the day, we may need to send a replacement trainer and we will text you on the morning of the course. The start time of the course will be extended by 2 hours, in order for us to make alternative arrangements, for example if you are due to attend at 9.15 am the course will begin at 11.15 am instead.

If you have any concerns about your course booking, please contact us on 01483 238268 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.