News & Updates

Technical Notice : HSE Advice on Reduced First Aid Cover within an Organisation

Posted on 3rd April 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued advice for organisations to comply with the law, when due to Covid-19 have found first aid cover for their business reduced or they are unable to access first aid training. The HSE are recommending organisations review their first aid needs assessment and decide if they can still…

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STA Go Into Partnership with LogMeIn©

Posted on 31st March 2020

STA members qualify for a 15% discount with GoToWebinar and GoToMeeting STA has taken a proactive stance to further help ATCs and tutors with the delivery of online courses during COVID-19, by partnering with LogMeIn to provide members with an exclusive 15% discount on their market leading GoToWebinar and GoToMeeting communication platforms. Brett Preston, STA’s…

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Technical Notice: Pool Lifeguarding and First Aid Qualifications

Posted on 30th March 2020

Following updated medical guidelines, the following procedure has changed: The treatment for burns and scalds is now: Cool the burn for at least 20 minutes under running water. The updated procedure has been amended within the PowerPoint Presentations, learner portfolio (where applicable) including assessment questions and answers and qualification resource manual for the following qualifications:…

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Qualification Resource Updates: First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid

Posted on 30th March 2020

Following a review by Safety Training Awards, the STA’s First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid qualification resources have been updated. The following resources have been rebranded and updated: Learner portfolios Learner answer portfolios Suggested timetables PowerPoint presentations Qualification specifications Assessment strategy Tutor assessed skills sheet. The updated and rebranded resources can be downloaded…

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Technical Notice: COVID-19 – Lifesaving and First Aid Qualification Expiry Dates

Posted on 23rd March 2020

Following guidance from the Health and Safety Executive and First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum, Safety Training Awards are able to grant a qualification extension for learners who hold a STA lifesaving or regulated first aid qualification which are due to expire. Due to the Coronavirus, if a learners’ qualification expires on or after the 16th…

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Online Pool Plant Operations Revalidations and Conversions – NOW LIVE

Posted on 20th March 2020

Following over a year of development with Safety Training Awards educational and assessment experts, Jason Watkins, Digital Services Manager for the Swimming Teachers Association highlights aspects of STA’s new online pool plant operations revalidation and conversion programme. This industry first for a regulated pool plant operations qualification gives learners the option to revalidate or convert…

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Conference Call Course Delivery – An Alternative Approach

Posted on 19th March 2020

Safety Training Awards are keen to provide new innovative ways of delivering our qualifications whilst maintaining our qualifications robustness and integrity. Luke Griffiths, Qualification Development Manager at Safety Training Awards highlights some options available. With the influx of courses being postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19, we feel alternative options are needed to enable ATCs…

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COVID-19 Update

Posted on 13th March 2020

Please note that with daily Prime Minister press conferences now scheduled, information may change. An updated statement will be issued today. Please always monitor the latest advice here. We would like to reassure all our ATCs, members and customers that we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak, and as a team we are working diligently…

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Job Opportunity with STA: Digital Services Officer

Posted on 13th February 2020

Job Title Digital Services Officer Hours of Work Full time (35 hours) Salary £16,707 Working Base STA Head Office, Walsall, West Midlands Responsible to Digital Services Manager Description STA is an independent swimming teaching, lifesaving and leisure management organisation and is looking to appoint a support officer to join its Digital Services department for an…

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Technical Notice: Fire Marshall Training and Safe Moving and Handling

Posted on 6th February 2020

Following a review by Safety Training Awards, the STA Level 2 Award for Fire Marshall Training and STA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling qualification resources have been updated. The following resources have been rebranded and updated: • Learner portfolios • Learner answer portfolios • Suggested timetables • PowerPoint presentations • Qualification specifications…

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