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Tidal Training Direct Ltd. Statement regarding First Aid Qualifications. Important COVID-19: Statement from HSE and DfE relating to certificate expiry.

 As the current situation with COVID-19 quickly develops and further to the Prime Minister’s Statement last night, we have brought together all the current advice from the HSE and our awarding body, Qualsafe Awards. While advice is changing quickly, we hope that this helps you to stay informed and make informed decisions.

From the Health and Safety Executive and DfE

The Health and Safety Executive and Department for Education have released a statement, which extends the validity of various qualifications by 3 months, including Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work. This allows any requalifications to be postponed until a later date.

 

Health and Safety Executive statement

 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is aware that people holding Offshore Medic (OM), Offshore First Aid (OFA), First Aid at Work (FAW) or Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificates nearing expiry date, might experience disruption to access to requalification training as a result of events or circumstances generated by the coronavirus pandemic.

HSE’s current guidance on the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981: https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l74.pdf and the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989 https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l123.pdf is that those holding an OM, OFA, FAW or EFAW qualification should undertake retraining before their original certificate expires and HSE strongly recommends that  employers, and individuals holding those qualifications should plan for requalification training well in advance of expiry dates.     

If however requalification training is prevented for reasons associated directly with coronavirus or by complying with related government advice, it is reasonable and practical to extend the validity of current certificates by up to 3 months.  Anyone taking advantage of this extension should be able to describe clearly their reasons for delaying requalification training, and demonstrate steps they have taken to undertake the training, if required.

This guidance comes into effect for certificates expiring on or after 16th March 2020. HSE will review this matter over the coming months and will issue further statements as necessary.

Department for Education statement

The Department for Education supports the HSE statement regarding the extension of first aid certificates during coronavirus emergency and that it can be applied to paediatric first aid certificates held by staff in early years provision.

 

At Tidal, public safety and supporting government protocol are paramount We are only undertaking essential training to support NHS and key staff.

The coming weeks and months will be a challenge for us all. As a diligent, robust and strong business, we can assure you, you will always have our very best service, professional care and attention you have come to expect from us. As always, please get in touch with any queries on 01242 371 999/799.

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Wishing you and your family the very best.

Stay well and please stay healthy.

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    17 November 2021

    5 star review  BeSocial@theCentre have been using Tidal Training for our staff training needs for a couple of years now and we could not be more pleased with the service and quality of training that they provide. When we contact the office, the staff we speak to are very friendly and helpful – every query or issue we have is always dealt with professionally and efficiently – 100 % customer service satisfaction! The ‘Trainers’ who we have had the pleasure of meeting, either face-to-face or online, have always been fantastic. Very clear in their presentation, knowledgeable in their subject and have made learning enjoyable. Sitting through a dull training session certainly is not on the agenda with Tidal Training! The flexibility and understanding, that BeSocial@theCentre have experienced with Tidal Training during recent months, due to a change in Centre staff and then COVID-19 pressures, has be second to none. Both Clare and Colin have been fantastic in changing dates and fitting our staff members in to different sessions to fit our requirements – We can not thank them enough for their patience with us. Thank you to the whole team at Tidal Training – We will see you at our next session!

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    24 October 2021
  • 5 star review  Brilliant course! Amazing to be able to practice CPR with a live link to assessment software. Now I know my skills are going to be effective if ever needed. Very reassuring to have my own CPR dummy for the duration of the course, and super confident of the safety protocols that Clare and the Tidal team have in place.

    thumb Joanne O'Hagan
    24 August 2021

    5 star review  Great course and instructor, well paced and good level of detail.

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    24 August 2021

    5 star review  Wonderful training day, I now feel so much more confident in delivering First Aid thanks to Tidal Training Direct. I hope I don't need to use my skills but I am pleased I have the confidence and vital knowledge available to help save someone's life.

    thumb Jake Pearson
    24 August 2021
  • 5 star review  After attending this first aid training I was impressed with the amount of information that was covered in the day as well as being taught in such an engaging manor so the information was retained well. I especially liked that the trainer for the course was an active Paramedic and was able to relate the first aid training to real life scenarios and experiences and share stories which kept the course interesting and gave character to the course. Overall an enjoyable training course which has left me feeling confident in providing many forms of first aid, highly recommended.

    thumb Peter O'Connell
    24 October 2021

    5 star review  I attended my first course yesterday and what a wonderfully empowering experience it was. The highly trained paramedic teaching put us at ease straight away and I am looking forward to learning more of these invaluable skills. Lovely staff and great communication too. I will be recommending these courses to everyone - thank you.

    thumb Jules Cornelius
    24 October 2021

    5 star review  Had a first aid at work training with Tidal and it was a great experience overall. The teacher was clear and very knowledgeable, the class went at a really good pace there was plenty of time to ask questions when needed yet the day went by very quickly!

    thumb Paolo Nicosia
    24 October 2021

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