News & Updates

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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COVID-19 Update – Qualification Extension Update – Expiries Extended to the End of May 2021

Posted on 16th February 2021

Safety Training Awards has received official authorisation from the regulators that a further extension can be applied to qualifications due to expire between 1st January 2021 and 31st May 2021. This latest extension, until 31st May 2021, applies to the following STA qualifications: STA Award in Pool Lifeguarding STA Award for Pool Emergency Responder STA…

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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 Qualification Extensions

Posted on 25th January 2021

In response to the questions about qualification extensions during the current lockdown restrictions, Claire Brisbourne, Director of Safety Training Awards sets out the latest guidance here for England, Wales and Scotland.

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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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Qualification Extensions – Update

Posted on 23rd September 2020

Safety Training Awards can confirm that the Regulators are happy to accept certificate extensions, as detailed by the HSE for first aid, for all our other regulated qualifications – this includes swimming teaching, lifeguarding, health and safety and pool plant (see full list here). In all cases, certificates that expired after 16 March 2020 can…

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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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Support for Providing Safe and Socially Distanced Training and Assessing for Aquatic Qualifications

Posted on 28th August 2020

Safety Training Awards has produced a live ‘Support for Providing Safe and Socially Distanced Training and Assessing for Aquatic Qualifications’ document for Approved Training Centres (ATCs), which will be continually updated in line with the government’s COVID-19 guidance. ATCs planning to re-start face-to-face aquatic training, will be responsible for performing a risk assessment to ensure…

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