How we're making training with us safe
Lots has changed since we were last in touch but that doesn't mean we haven't been busy!
Our team is working really hard making sure our training centres continue to be safe and are ready to take care of you and your teams.
When will we be open for training?
Our training centres across Wales are now open and adhering to strict Welsh Government guidance.
The safety of our students is paramount and so if the Welsh Government advice changes, we will support this.
Further advice we will be following includes:
Public Health Wales
Health & Safety Executive
Paediatric First Aid Certificate Extended
How will we be keeping you safe?
We've implemented the following measures to ensure you and your delegates will be safe in our training centres:
Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 will be asked to not attend training - A free transfer to a future course will be provided
Hand sanitiser is readily available - all entering our centres will be asked to use
We may check your temperature before you enter our classrooms - making sure everyone is well and able to take part
Implemented strict social distancing measures - will be in place at all times
Reduced student numbers - making social distancing easier
Staggered break times - limiting the amount of people mixing
Maintaining rigorous manikin cleaning - all manikins contain a one way valve
Each student will have their own manikin for CPR practise - reducing the potential for cross contamination
Continuing to provide gloves - for relevant training sessions
Our trainers will remain socially distant from students
Face coverings will not be provided - however you are welcome to bring your own should you feel more comfortable. In our Newport venue masks must be worn, so please bring your own, or you can purchase one from the venue at £1.00 if you forget.
But where can I train? What do I do if my certificate is going to expire soon?
We've got all the answers to these questions and more below!
Where can I train?
All our venues are open, please check our website for a full list. Website - https://training.stjohnwales.org.uk/
Which courses will I be able to book?
All of them! Our entire range of courses will be available to book.
Will you still be providing on site training?
Yes, providing you are able to meet and adhere to the required social distancing and infection control measures at your site.
Please note: minimum delegate numbers apply.
Where can I purchase first aid supplies?
Looking to stock up or replace expired supplies? We've got you covered!
We continue to supply first aid kits, defibrillators and more.
Order your supplies here
My certificate has expired or is about to, what can I do?
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that First aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work certificates which expired on, or after the 16 March, and you were unable to access training to requalify due to the coronavirus outbreak, the validity of these certificates can be extended to 30 September*. (We anticipate this may be extended in Wales)
The extension only applies so long as you are able to:
- Explain why you haven’t been able to requalify.
- Demonstrate what steps you took to access the training, if asked to do so.
You should book onto requalification training as soon as you are able.
The above is in line with HSE guidance.
Read the full HSE statement here
What can I do to refresh my skills before I attend my next training course?
Our friends at St John Ambulance in England are giving first aiders free access to their online e-learning First Aid at Work annual update course for a limited time.
The e-learning course will help first aiders keep on top of their first aid skills, refresh their knowledge either in the workplace or at home until our face-to-face training courses resume.
Please note: The e-learning course doesn't replace or update your current qualification. You will still need to complete your requalification course for a new and valid certificate.
Click to register and gain access to the e-learning update
Why train with us?
Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, our volunteers have been on the front line providing vital support in communities across Wales.
Profits from the sale of our training courses and supplies help fund our charitable work, including; community and schools first aid training, running youth programmes, where children and young people can be taught the skills they need to save a life as well as developing their personal and professional skills.
Thank you for your continued patience. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.