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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.


  • 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:


New Telephone Number – 01782 901070

Posted on: April 16th, 2019 by Gemma

Our telephone line has been fixed and we have a new telephone number which is 01782 901070.  The old number will no longer work. If you need any help with First Aid, Mental Health or Health ad Safety Training please give us a call or email us at info@a1trainingsolutions.com


First aid training ‘should be a mandatory part of the driving test’

Posted on: March 8th, 2016 by Gemma

First aid training should be made a mandatory part of the driving test, a Tory MP will say today. Will Quince believes all new drivers should have to undergo the training before they are granted a licence in a move which he believes has the potential to save lives.


Just shy of 2,000 people were killed on the UK's roads last year and the Colchester MP insists the "simple step" of introducing a first aid element to the driving licence process would "reduce road deaths and increase knowledge in Britain of life-saving skills".


A number of European countries already do something similar with Switzerland requiring that prospective drivers prove they have received 10 hours of certified first aid training in order to qualify for a driving theory test. Mr Quince believes that doing something similar in the UK would give drivers the tools to be able to act at the scene of an accident.


He said: "The sad reality is, in Britain, knowledge of first aid is patchy. "Through no fault of their own, many people do not feel confident enough to intervene and provide first aid in crash and accident situations.


"Mr Quince is advocating a four hour practical first aid course run by an approved provider as the minimum requirement. He said: "Put simply, this change will give many more British people the chance to learn life-saving skills and potentially save a life. "Mr Quince will present his Driving Licence (Mandatory First Aid Training) Bill using the 10 Minute Rule Motion procedure which allows any MP to bring forward draft legislation.

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December First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work Course

Posted on: October 2nd, 2014 by Gemma


Our November Level 3 First Aid at Work and Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work are now fully booked. Don't despair we have an open Level 3 First Aid at Work and Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work in December in the Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, area.  The details of the course are as follows:


Level 3 First Aid at Work


Dates: 2nd, 3rd and 4th December 2014

Location: Hanley, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Price: Special offer of £130.00 per person


Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work


Dates: 2nd December 2014

Location: Hanley, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Price: Special offer of £65.00 per person


If you would like to book onto any of these courses please email info@a1trainingsolutions.com or telephone 01782 915475.  All of our courses can be delivered in your workplace with a minimum of 6 delegates attending each course.


The Law has changed for emergency inhalers in schools

Posted on: October 1st, 2014 by Gemma


After almost four years of campaigning, the law has changed to keep children with asthma safe at school. From today, the 1 October, schools will be allowed to hold spare emergency inhalers. Thousands of campaigners have kept up the pressure to change the law, and together they have made a change happen that will help keep more than one million children with asthma safe.


We know that 86% of children have been without their own inhaler because it was lost, forgotten, broken or had run out. Previous legislation meant it was illegal for schools to have a spare emergency inhaler to use in the event of a potentially life-threatening asthma attack, even though exemptions existed for organisations like the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the armed forces. Now schools will be able to hold spare emergency inhalers if they choose to.


Guidance for schools


For schools in England, the Department of Health has issued guidance which can be found here, setting out how schools should safely keep and administer spare emergency inhalers.


In Scotland, the Government is reviewing guidance for schools on managing medicines. 


In Wales, we are expecting guidance to be issued shortly.


In Northern Ireland there is a need now to revise the existing guidance on supporting pupils with medication needs.


A King Is Born

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013 by Gemma

All At A1 Training Solutions would like to wish congratulations to the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge on the birth of their son, our future King.  A proud day for all.  

22nd July 2013 at 4:24pm weighing 8lbs and 6oz

New Website Launched!

Posted on: February 17th, 2012 by Gemma

Hello and welcome to the A1 Training Solutions Blog. Here we will keep you up to date on our latest news, training courses and services. We will also keep you up to speed with the latest information on health and safety legislation to help keep you and your company up to date with the latest laws and regulations.