Article summary: The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued new guidelines regarding First Aid in a COVID-19 secure workplace.
With resources stretched, and many people working remotely it is vital to keep your First Aid presence in your business in tune with current guidance and aligned to your Risk Assessments.
First Aid cover is the first line of response to an incident or accident and promoting safety to all involved is critical. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued new guidelines that can be viewed here:
The new guidance from the HSE covers some key changes that should be considered in light of COVID-19. In particular, the need to maintain safe practices when administering CPR, such as focusing on chest compression and using a defibrillator rather than rescue breathes which reduces transmission points.
PETA delivers a range of First Aid courses, from Emergency First Aid through to re-qualification training, including a refresher course on how to deliver First Aid in a COVID-19 present environment.
For information on our courses, or for support in developing your policy and practices including Risk Assessments, please contact us.
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