Based on information from:

First Aid Quality Partnership
Resuscitation Council (UK)
Qualsafe Awards
World Health Organisation
British Government

We take your safety and that of the wider population seriously. A risk assessment has been conducted for training courses and the following represents safe systems of work to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 on High Peak First Aid Training courses amongst staff, learners, visitors and to the wider population.

We have been providing training throughout the Pandemic and have adapted our training to have minmal impact on you whilst keeping you safe.

On arrival

  • Learners park facing the training centre door, the stand alone building in the back car park and stay in their vehicles. Please ensure you can see the door to ensure you enter the training centre at the allocated time.
  • Between 0830hrs and 0845hrs the Tutor will call the first person forward to receive their lateral flow test. In addition, the learner will be asked if they have shown any signs of COVID-19 in the last 14 days or have been near anyone displaying symptoms.
  • All other buildings are out of bounds within the grounds of the training facility.
  • Learners are not to put belongings in each other vehicles.
  • If you are not able to wear a face mask for medical reasons please inform us at time of booking so we can make provision to keep you as safe as possible during training.
  • We supply face masks individually wrapped.
  • Learners will enter the centre one at a time with the minimum of belongings to wash hands for 1 minute, dry with disposable paper towel, alcohol 70% and don a mask correctly under supervision of the Tutor.

During Training

  • The learners will be supervised all time as far as is practicable.
  • High Peak First Aid reserves the right to remind learners of current correct procedures.
  • Any breaches of COVID 19 safety procedures will be logged along with the new measures to mitigate against further occurrences.
  • High Peak First Aid reserves the right to ask a learner to leave the training in the event of deliberate disregard for COVID 19 safety procedures that could put other learners at risk. The rationale for this will lie with the Centre Manager and be fully documented.
  • Antiviral cleaning products are used along with Clinell 100 wipes and 70% alcohol gel.
  • Both classrooms are ventilated by windows and air circulated by Dyson Hot and Cold fans that can project 200l/sec on full flow, filter allergens and keep the rooms at a working temperature.
  • We have two Hextio air decontamination units in the training rooms.  These units are proven to kill Coronvirus in the air with a Coronavirus DF2 – 99.9999% kill rate. In addition the units have a 99.9999% kill rate for Polio, Adenovirus, and Infleunza.
  • Robots hoover and sanitise floor areas throughout the day.
  • Building touchpoints are sanitised every four hours.
  • Gloves are worn when sharing equipment (this is unavoidable on some pre-hospital care courses such as FREC 3 and 4, hands are sanitised or washed after.
  • All mannequins are cleaned in line with current recommendations plus an additional non-reusable face shield over the top.
  • No coats and bags permitted to minimise cross infection. We can adjust heating in less than a minute to be warmer or cooler and can maintain a constant temperature if needed.

End of course cleaning

  • The following are sanitised using 70% Alcohol Gel, Clinell 100 wipes, Antiviral spray as appropriate: shared equipment, flat surfaces, chairs, desks, touch points (bannisters, handles, door frames) floors.
  • Floors are hospital grade, anti-slip flooring.
  • One door mat changed twice a month by professional cleaning company.
  • Bandages and tourniquets are washed in sterilising fluid and rotated with a 72hr rest between each group using “bins” to store equipment when not in use.
  • Waste is removed during the day and at the end of the day.
  • Bin with a closed lid is cleaned with 70% alcohol gel inside and out at the end of every day.
  • Zapptizer anti-viral mist system used for hard to clean areas if necessary.

First Aid Provision

If needed, given by Tutor ( a healthcare professional) wearing a face mask and gloves abiding by current protocols.  An AED is present on the premises

Post Course

  • Learners are told that anyone presenting with COVID-19 symptoms or testing positive up to 14 days after leaving HPFA must contact the Tutor so that others present can be contacted if necessary and in compliance with the relevant authorities.


  • Delivery drivers leave goods outside under supervision of the Tutor.
  • Classroom Door Mat changed twice a month under supervision of the Tutor.
  • Site management only enter for repairs if need under supervision of Tutor.
  • No unauthorised visitors on premises.


  • Continuous throughout the day. Written changes at the end of each course and each version kept.

Written by Nicola Pickering, Company Director and Tutor, MSc Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management