COVID 19 Safety Management Plan
Complying with DHHS guidelines to limit the spread of COVID 19 while training
Measures in place to protect participants and trainers during training
Using hospital grade disinfectant on all training equipment before and after each session
YES WE ARE STILL TRAINING ESSENTIAL SERVICES THROUGH STAGE 4 RESTRICTIONS IN MELBOURNE!
COVID-19 has hit Melbourne businesses hard and we understand that this is a difficult time. Resus Ready is commited helping you maintain a safe working environment for your businesses.
Resus Ready now offers an online training model with face-to-face assessment only for our CPR and First Aid courses. We have a detailed COVID Safe Plan which can be viewed here.
DHHS social distancing guidelines will be enforced and each person must stay at least 1.5m away from other people
Personal Protective Equiement (PPE)
Face coverings must be worn during class as well as when traveling to or from a training session.
Hand sanitiser and disposable gloves will be provided and must be used during practical assessments.
Modified Practical Assessments
No mouth to manikin breaths during CPR assessment. Breaths as simulated.
Each participant is provided an individual "training pack" which includes disposable gloves, alcohol wipes and bandages for the practical first aid assessment. These are single use and not re-used.
Individual training equipment (such as manikins etc.) will be provided for each participant to use during the practical assessment.
Cleaning of Training Equipment
All training manikins, epipens, asthma inhailers and spacers are cleaned thoroughly with hospital grade disinfectant before and after training.
Decreased group sizes and training time
Group sizes are now limited depending on the area available to train in.
Majority of training has been moved to online via Training Desk and face to face time has been reduced to assessment only.
Resus Ready First Aid Training – COVID Safe Plan
Plan Developed – 4th August 2020
a) From Wednesday the 5th August 2020 for a 6 week period or until stage 4 restrictions are reduced.
a) This plan is applicable to all operations of the business and covers the expected behaviours of students, trainers and staff working during the restriction period.
3) Staff Attendance at the Workplace
a) Any employee that can work from home must work from home
b) No staff member is to attend the workplace (or training location) if they are unwell. If unwell the employee must return home and unwell employees are directed to arrange COVID testing.
c) Attendance at the workplace following a test is not permitted until the results have been received as negative.
d) Any close contacts of a suspected COVID case must not attend work until they are advised it is safe to do so by DHHS representatives.
4) Training Activities Permitted During Stage 4 Restrictions
a) Only training activities that deliver necessary safety related training to permitted businesses are allowed to be conducted during this time.
b) All client booking contacts must sign a declaration that the training they are undertaking is necessary for the continued safe operation of their permitted workplace or that they meet the published exemption criteria.
c) All individuals attending training that is not organised for a client group must each complete a signed declaration confirming that they are undertaking training necessary to perform a role at a permitted workplace or they meet the published exemption criteria.
d) The signed declarations should be retained for a period of no less than 6 months following the training
5) Use of PPE – General
a) All employees/contractors attending a workplace must wear face coverings at all times unless they have specific medical exemptions
b) All employees/contractors must follow the social distancing guidelines published by the DHHS
c) All employees/contractors must stay at least 1.5 metres away from people they do not live with
d) All employees/contractors must follow specific PPE requirements when delivering training.
6) Use of PPE – Delivery of Training
a) All employees/contractors must wear face coverings when traveling to or from a training session
b) All employees/contractors must wear face coverings when moving around the training facility such as using the restrooms or lunchroom.
c) All employees/contractors must wear face coverings and disposable gloves when conducting practical assessment activities
d) Employees/contractors may remove face coverings when delivering training content in the training room
e) All students attending training must wear face coverings at all times
f) All students must wear disposable gloves, in addition to face coverings, when undertaking practical skills assessments.
7) Workplace Attendance Records – General
a) All persons attending the workplace must enter their details in the attendance register and record the time of arrival
b) All persons must sign out on the attendance register at their time of departure.
c) All students attending training must sign in at the time of arrival and the time of departure recorded in the training records.
8) Hygiene and Infection Control Measures During Training
In addition to following social distancing measures, we have implemented several other strategies involving modified practical assessments, smaller class sizes, larger training spaces, single use training aids, and heightened hygiene precautions. Following a risk assessment, below are the steps that are being taken:
a) Course participants with signs of respiratory infections (flu-like symptoms, fever, cough, sore throat) will not be permitted to participate in group training. Students are notified of this prior to attending training and if our trainers notice any of these symptoms, the participant will be kindly and discreetly asked to leave and rebook another session.
b) All course participants are asked to be extra vigilant with good hygiene practices, especially the washing of hands before and after practical sessions. We provide alcohol-based hand rub at sessions and this must be used prior to commencing training.
c) Each course participant is provided an individual ‚‘’training pack”, which includes gloves, alcohol wipes and bandages for the practical first aid assessment where appropriate for the course being delivered. All of this equipment is single use and is not re-used.
d) Each student is provided and is required to wear gloves during practical assessments.
e) All training equipment is thoroughly cleaned and wiped with alcohol wipes between sessions and with hospital grade cleaning agents before and after training.
f) As per advice from the Australian Industry and Skills Committee, there is no mouth-to-manikin breaths in CPR. Breaths are being simulated.
g) Social distancing requirements are being followed and are discussed with clients prior to booking training to ensure client training spaces are suitable for the group size.
h) Trainers have been asked to be conscious of room layout to minimise the contact between participants.
i) Training is to be scheduled in a way that minimises the number of participants in each session. Where possible one on one assessments are utilised.
j) Full details of course participants are recorded in our training management system (Training Desk) so we know who has attended training, where the training was held, and when. These records are always available, and data is never deleted.
k) The frequency of cleaning all business-controlled Training Spaces has been increased.
9) Reporting of Confirmed Cases
a) Upon becoming aware of any confirmed COVID cases the business will report this information to both the DHHS and Worksafe (unless already notified).
10) Preparing and Responding to a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Coronavirus
a) If the person with a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) is deemed to have attended work and/or training while infectious, or could possibly have acquired coronavirus at work, the following steps will be undertaken:
b) Determine what areas of the workplace were visited or used by the confirmed case by referring to records of staff/student attendance at the workplace/training venue. The more accurate these details are and the more readily available, the more confident DHHS can be about which areas of the workplace need to be closed and for how long.
c) Consult with DHHS on whether the workplace or part of the workplace is required to close for a short period to facilitate cleaning and enable contact tracing. DHHS will determine whether to assign an outbreak management team and deploy DHHS staff to attend the workplace to perform a risk assessment and provide advice.
d) Work with DHHS to provide details that will assist in contact tracing such as records of staff attendance and up-to-date contact details for staff should they be required. DHHS will contact anyone who is identified as a close contact of the case. In some circumstances, DHHS will ask the company to make first contact with relevant staff members with agreed messages.
e) Open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation and close off the affected area before commencing cleaning and disinfection.
f) Organise for the cleaning and disinfecting of all areas that were used by the confirmed case. The workplace or part of the workplace as determined by DHHS should remain closed until this is completed.
g) Wider cleaning and disinfection of the site, paying particular attention to high-touch areas as may be advised by DHHS.
h) Any staff member who tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) should remain at home in self-isolation until they have been notified by DHHS that they have met the criteria for release. The staff member should follow DHHS guidance and their employer’s policy with regards to return to work.
i) Ensure staff who are identified to be close contacts of a person with coronavirus (COVID-19) by DHHS do not come to work for 14 days after their last close contact with the positive case, as they must self-quarantine for this period. During self-quarantine, the staff member should watch for symptoms and seek medical assessment and testing if they develop symptoms such as fever, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or a loss of their sense of taste or smell.
j) If the case or cases are deemed an outbreak, DHHS will maintain active involvement throughout the course of the outbreak including providing advice on when the workplace can re-open or when the outbreak is considered resolved.
k) The workplace should work with DHHS to ensure that all appropriate preventative measures have been taken prior to reopening the business.
l) Following a coronavirus (COVID-19) case at a workplace, risk management controls and infection prevention measures should be reviewed in order to reduce risk of further coronavirus (COVID-19) exposures.
Flexible Training Times
Our training times are flexible to suit your business’ needs. We don’t charge any extra fees for out of hours training. Schedule classes for a time that suits you!
If you want to be the best you should be trained by the best. Our primary trainer Karena Hull has 12 years experience as an ICU Critical Care Nurse at the leading trauma center in Victoria, the Alfred Hospital. Learn from a professional who has experience in performing CPR and advanced first aid.
Our training days are fun and engaging. We focus on delivering our courses by simulation and hands on training tailored to your business’ needs.
By training your employees onsite we are able to immerse them in scenario based learning relevant to your business. Our clients use our training as team building days because first aid is about working together towards a common goal.
Once training is completed employees are available to restart their shift straight away, no down time.
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