Safetywave’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Update 12th May 2020
First Aid Courses – Our public First Aid course have started again from 16th May. Class sizes are limited to allow for the social distancing requirements. These will increase with government lifting its restrictions on numbers in a room. Our guidelines for training are attached for both participants and Safetywave to adhere to.
Safetywave is providing group on site training. All our regular clients that are due for training or had training postponed over the last 5 weeks will be contacted directly by Safetywave.
Guidelines have prepared under the guidance of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) statement on the delivery of first aid training – 15th Apr 2020 for these sessions to ensure the Safety of both participants and our trainers.
The ARC has not changed its position at this time.
The ARC recommends that the teaching of routine first aid and resuscitation courses should be postponed until the current COVID-19 pandemic has abated and expert consensus opinion is that there is no longer an unnecessary risk involved in participating in a course.
The ARC recommends that the requirement for resuscitation training and re-certification be considered in the light of the current concerns.
The ARC will be regularly reviewing this recommendation.
Details from ARC can be viewed here click here
Fire & Safety Training – Safetywave will continue conducting WHS and Fire safety training via Zoom, https://zoom.us/. This will allow trainees to log-in from any digital device such as a computer, phone or tablet.
You will be contacted in due course for session details – please check your emails regularly.
With an increase in uncertainty arising due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Safetywave is focused on implementing significant planning and prevention to ensure our staff and their families’ and participants health and well-being remains of paramount importance.
Please look out for broadcasts (email, website and Facebook) for any changes in our current position.
What can you do in relation to COVID-19?
Everyone must practise good hygiene to protect against infection and prevent the virus spreading. We ask that if you have travelled overseas recently or had contact with someone with Coronavirus (COVID-19) to follow the instructions provided by the Health department.
Good hygiene includes:
- covering your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue
- disposing of tissues properly
- washing your hands often with soap and water, including before and after eating and after going to the toilet
- using alcohol-based hand sanitisers
- cleaning and disinfecting surfaces
- if you are sick, avoiding contact with others and staying more than 1.5 metres away from people
We understand that this might be stressful and may need extra effort and patience from you – but we think these steps are important to implement. We will notify you directly of any further changes that may impact our ability to support you. If you have any further questions or queries, do not hesitate to email our team firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 1300 662 156.
Please refer to this link for real time updates and factsheets from the Department of Health regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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