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Technical Notice: Resuscitation Council 2021 Guidelines

Posted on 17th June 2021

The Resuscitation Council have released the 2021 guidelines, which include updated resuscitation and first aid guidelines. The updated 2021 guidelines can be found on Resuscitation Council UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021: First aid. In partnership with the first aid awarding organisation forum, Safety Training Awards (STA) have been reviewing the updated guidelines to…

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Approved Training Centre (ATC) Regulatory Update

Posted on 16th June 2021

Launch Date: 16th June 2021 As an Awarding Organisation (AO), Safety Training Awards (STA) is required to inform all Approved Training Centres (ATCs) of the new regulations that the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and Qualifications Wales (QW) have introduced. These new enforceable regulations must be adhered to by all Awarding Organisations (AOs)…

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Technical Notice: Changes to First Aid, Pool Emergency Responder, Health and Safety Qualification Assessment Methodology

Posted on 9th June 2021

Following feedback from learners, tutors, assessors and Approved Training Centres, Safety Training Awards (STA) has reviewed and changed the assessment method from portfolio completion to Multiple-Choice Question Assessments for the following qualifications: STA Award in Emergency First Aid at Work STA Award in First Aid at Work STA Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid STA…

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Immediate Update for First Aid Training – Temporary Omission of Practical Rescue Breaths

Posted on 16th February 2021

With immediate effect, the First Aid Quality Partnership, in agreement with the HSE and Resuscitation Council UK, are supporting the temporarily omission of practical demonstrations of rescue breaths from first aid at work training courses. This is a precautionary measure while COVID-19 transmission rates remain high. Our interpretation of this latest measure is that rescue…

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First Aid Training in Northern Ireland

Posted on 28th January 2021

In a follow-up to the recent First Aid training update for England, Wales and Scotland, we now have confirmation from the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI). Their current policy position on First Aid training is as follows: First aid at work training required to comply with health and safety or other legislation…

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COVID-19 Update On First Aid Training

Posted on 25th January 2021

Following confirmation from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), COVID-secure first-aid training and assessments can continue during the current coronavirus restrictions, where it’s sensibly and realistically needed to support an employer’s demand for meeting health and safety provision in a workplace. What is Deemed “Necessary”? For ATC’s to determine if the delivery of training courses…

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Update – Training During Lockdown

Posted on 6th January 2021

Following confirmation from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), COVID-secure face-to-face training can continue through the lockdown where it’s sensibly and realistically needed to support an employer’s demand for meeting health and safety provision in a workplace*. The position for delivering first aid training in devolved administrations is currently being sought by the HSE, due…

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Training During Lockdown

Posted on 5th November 2020

With England now under strict lockdown rules until 2nd December, what does this mean for training providers operating in education and child-care settings, and in public-facing facilities? Claire Brisbourne, Director at Safety Training Awards has reviewed all the Government’s latest guidance in relation to this, and provides the following guidance for Approved Training Centres delivering…

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New £1.5m Re-training Fund Launches for CIMSPA Qualifications That Are Endorsed Against the Sector’s Professional Standards

Posted on 9th September 2020

As an official awarding organisation partner for CIMSPA, Safety Training Awards welcomes the announcement that £1.5m training is being made available to retool the sport and physical workforce. This will include funding for STA’s pool plant operator, swimming teaching, open water swimming and lifeguard qualifications as they are all endorsed by CIMSPA against the sector’s…

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