We have already put in place a number of precautions relating to COVID-19 In order to minimise any risk of cross infection. These precautions are constantly under review and will be modified as necessary.
- Course participants with signs of respiratory infections (flu-like symptoms, fever, cough, sore throat) or who have mouth or facial lesions (cold sores, chicken pox, impetigo, wounds) will not be permitted to participate in group training. If our trainers notice any of these symptoms, they will be kindly and discreetly asked to leave and rebook another session. (at no cost of disadvantage)
- All participants are asked to be extra vigilant with good hygiene practices, especially the washing of hands before and after the use of practical sessions. We will attempt to have alcohol based hand wash available at all sessions however due to the limitation of supplies available this may not be possible. If you have this on site it will be of great assistance.
- We will increase the use of gloves in practical scenarios
- We are using alternative equipment for CPR rescue breaths, such as a Resuscitation mask and one-way value, or bag value mask, eliminating the need for mouth-to-manikin breaths
- Each student will be provided with alcohol wipes to wipe their manikin down before and after use.
- We have implemented enhanced hygiene practices in relation to all of our training equipment utilized in training
- Our trainers have been asked to be conscious of room layout to minimize the contact between participants.
These measures are in place as a precaution and are appropriate based on the current knowledge of the risks presented. The arrangements will continue to be monitored and adjusted as necessary.
ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAMS NOW AVAILABLE – NATIONALLY RECOGNISED
It has been a productive few weeks at Allens Training and MidCoast First Aid and Safety Training have been finalising the NEW online training programs.
In the current environment, we understand that some of our clients are unable to continue with the delivery of traditional group training. So, we have developed a number of enhanced online learning programs for a number of our nationally recognised units.
These online programs involve participants undertaking extensive online training and theory assessments prior to a short face-to-face assessment. The face-to-face assessments are currently capped at two participants, and run for between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on the course.
This new delivery model is currently available for our key first aid programs (outlined below) and will be extended to cover other vital training programs in time.
This new approach to training allows individuals to complete the online component of training at their own pace, followed by a quick practical assessment with a trainer. In this current environment, we are taking actions to minimise the risk and this new program ticks all the boxes.
- Most learning and training is done online
- Very quick face-to-face assessment with only one or two people present
- No more large groups in one training room for long sessions
- Nationally recognised training
Enhanced Online Learning First Aid Courses
HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Approx. 2 hours of online theory and theory assessment with a 15 minute face to face practical assessment with the trainer.
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid: Approx. 5.5 hours of online theory and theory assessment with a 20 minute face to face practical assessment with the trainer.
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting: Approx. 6.5 hours of online theory and theory assessment with a 30 minute face to face practical assessment with the trainer.
HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & UETTDRRF06 Perform a rescue from a live LV Panel Course Set: Approx. 4 hours of online theory and theory assessment with a 30 minute face to face practical assessment with the trainer.