Lots has changed since we were last in touch but that doesn't mean we haven't been busy!
Our team is working really hard making sure our training centres are safe and ready to take care of you and your teams.
When will we be open for training?
While every effort is being made to make sure we're ready from 1st July, our planned opening date, we fully support Welsh Government guidance.
The safety of our students is paramount and so if the Welsh Government advice changes, we will support this.
This may mean our anticipated start date of 1st July is pushed back.
We will let you know through our regular website updates.
Further advice we will be following includes:
How will we be keeping you safe?
We've implemented the following measures to ensure you and your delegates will be safe in our training centres:
Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 will be asked to not attend training - A free transfer to a future course will be provided
Hand sanitiser will be readily available - all entering our centres will be asked to use
We may check your temperature before you enter our classrooms - making sure everyone is well and able to take part
Implementing strict social distancing measures - will be in place at all times
Reducing the number of people across our courses - making social distancing easier
Staggering break times - limiting the amount of people mixing
Maintaining rigorous manikin cleaning - all manikins contain a one way valve
Each student will have their own manikin for CPR practise - reducing the potential for cross contamination
Continuing to provide gloves - for relevant training sessions
Our trainers will remain socially distant from students
Face coverings will not be provided - however you are welcome to bring your own should you feel more comfortable
But where can I train? What do I do if my certificate is going to expire soon?
Where can I train?
We are implementing a phased return, please check our website for a full list of venues. Website - https://training.stjohnwales.org.uk/
Which courses will I be able to book?
All of them! Our entire range of courses will be available to book.
Will you still be providing on site training?
Yes, providing you are able to meet and adhere to the required social distancing and infection control measures at your site.
Please note: minimum delegate numbers apply.
Where can I purchase first aid supplies?
Looking to stock up or replace expired supplies? We've got you covered!
We continue to supply first aid kits, defibrillators and more.
My certificate has expired or is about to, what can I do?
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that First aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work certificates which expired on, or after the 16 March, and you were unable to access training to requalify due to the coronavirus outbreak, the validity of these certificates can be extended to 30 September*. (We anticipate this may be extended in Wales)
The extension only applies so long as you are able to:
- Explain why you haven’t been able to requalify.
- Demonstrate what steps you took to access the training, if asked to do so.
You should book onto requalification training as soon as you are able.
The above is in line with HSE guidance.
What can I do to refresh my skills before I attend my next training course?
Our friends at St John Ambulance in England are giving first aiders free access to their online e-learning First Aid at Work annual update course for a limited time.
The e-learning course will help first aiders keep on top of their first aid skills, refresh their knowledge either in the workplace or at home until our face-to-face training courses resume.
Please note: The e-learning course doesn't replace or update your current qualification. You will still need to complete your requalification course for a new and valid certificate.
Why train with us?
Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, our volunteers have been on the front line providing vital support in communities across Wales.
Thank you for your continued patience. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Welcome to St John Cymru Wales
Why choose St John Wales as your training provider?
Apart from training with a name you can trust to ensure your staff receive quality training we offer our customers...
- Free advice service, over the phone or we will come to you
- Your staff can attend at one of our conveniently located training centres or we will come to you and train on your premises
- Qualified trainers who can draw on their personal first aid and health and safety experience
- All inclusive costs - no hidden extras
- Full range of courses and supplies - your one-stop shop
- We send you reminders when your staff are due to renew their certificates.
- Online booking system, so you can check availability and book instantly at a click of a button
- We have your back - if your staff use their first aid skills outside the workplace when your insurance doesn't cover them, we will.
Above all every pound of profit we generate through our training courses and supplies we gift back to the charity. This means you are not only getting a great service you are also contributing towards helping us to help your local community and meeting your corporate social responsibilities.