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We are a family business and family and community are at the heart of everything we do. In accordance with the Prime Ministers recommendation we have temporarilly postponed all scheduled face to face training for 3 months from March 16th. This temporary closure will safeguard individuals and our community to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Please see the HSE statement below regarding certificates that are about to expire:
“The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is aware that people holding Offshore Medic (OM), Offshore First Aid (OFA), First Aid at Work (FAW) or Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificates nearing expiry date, might experience disruption to access to requalification training as a result of events or circumstances generated by the coronavirus pandemic.
“HSE’s current guidance on the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981: https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l74.pdf and the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989 https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l123.pdf is that those holding an OM, OFA, FAW or EFAW qualification should undertake retraining before their original certificate expires and HSE strongly recommends that employers, and individuals holding those qualifications should plan for requalification training well in advance of expiry dates.
“If however requalification training is prevented for reasons associated directly with coronavirus or by complying with related government advice, it is reasonable and practical to extend the validity of current certificates by up to 3 months. Anyone taking advantage of this extension should be able to describe clearly their reasons for delaying requalification training, and demonstrate steps they have taken to undertake the training, if required.
“This guidance comes into effect for certificates expiring on or after 16th March 2020. HSE will review this matter over the coming months and will issue further statements as necessary.
What does this mean in practical terms?
The HSE statement says that all certificates that are due to expire on or after 16th March will be extended by 3 months. The Department for Education has introduced the same extension for all Paediatric First Aid certificates coming up for renewal on or after 16th March.
We will be in contact with anyone that has booked on any courses prior to the middle of May to make suitable alternative arrangements. In the meantime #STAYSAFE.
We pride ourselves in putting customers first and delivering an enjoyable course, tailored to your working environment, at a time and venue to suit your needs, whilst offering good value for money. We can come to your work place and deliver all training to small or large groups (working within industry regulations).
Our experienced training team deliver courses in a friendly and relaxed manner, with a focus on building confidence through discussion and activities that make the day both interesting and rewarding.
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