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RIDDOR COVID 19 – Reporting of COVID-19 In Your Workplace

Posted on: April 7th, 2020 by Gemma

 

You must only make a report under RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013) when:

  • an unintended incident at work has led to someone’s possible or actual exposure to coronavirus. This must be reported as a dangerous occurrence.

or

  • a worker has been diagnosed as having COVID 19 and there is reasonable evidence that it was caused by exposure at work. This must be reported as a case of disease.

What to report

Dangerous occurrences

If something happens at work which results in (or could result in) the release or escape of coronavirus you must report this as a dangerous occurrence. An example of a dangerous occurrence would be a lab worker accidentally smashing a glass vial containing coronavirus, leading to people being exposed.

 

Read about RIDDOR   regulation 7, Schedule 2 – Section 10 on legislation.gov.uk  

 

Cases of disease: exposure to a biological agent

If there is reasonable evidence that someone diagnosed with COVID-19 was likely exposed because of their work you must report this as an exposure to a biological agent using the case of disease report. An example of a work-related exposure to coronavirus would be a health care professional who is diagnosed with COVID-19 after treating patients with COVID-19.

 

Read about RIDDOR  regulation 9 (b) on legislation.gov.uk

 

Make a RIDDOR report online

 

Find out more about what you must report.

Make a report online:

 

Covid-19 and First Aid

Posted on: March 18th, 2020 by Gemma

As you will be aware, the UK Government have issued further advice for the public and workplaces in relation to COVID-19

 

The government have advised against ‘social gatherings’ for people to work from home ‘where possible’.  Also the advice for those who should self-isolate has been increased

 

We should note that first aid training is not a ‘social gathering’.  First aid training is essential training that is needed particularly by workplaces where it is not possible for staff to work from home, and particularly when there are severely extended ambulance response times due to the crisis. As such it is NOT a ‘social gathering’.

 

We have implemented a 10 step plan to ensure hospital-grade infection prevention and control in your classroom.  More information available on request

 

We will be teaching learners about COVID-19 infection prevention and control and this included in the course free of charge – it is the FIRST lesson on the course!

 

At A1 Training Solutions, we are also taking precautionary measures to ensure that we can still support your business while keeping our own staff safe and healthy. We can assure you that while this situation develops, we will be maintaining full business continuity and our usual high level of customer service.

 

If you have any further questions at all, please call us on 01782 901070 or email info@a1trainingsolutions.com.

Mental Health First Aid – Course Bookings Now Open for November

Posted on: October 1st, 2019 by Gemma

We are pleased to announce that the Open Level 2 Mental Health First Aid course bookings are now open. We are offering a £15 discount off the course if you quote MENTALHEALTH at time of booking which reduces the course cost to £75 per person. The course will take place in Hanley, Stoke on Trent on 26th November 2019.

If you would like to book a place please get in touch at Info@a1trainingsolutions.com and www.a1trainingsolutions.com