Body & Mind First Aid Training is committed to achieving the highest standards of health and safety. Instructors, learners and clients and who work with us are expected to share this commitment by complying with our policies and procedures.
Body & Mind First Aid Training will aim to ensure the health and safety of all persons who may be affected by our activities by:
- Consulting with staff and candidates regarding their own health and safety so that they are aware of any hazards or potential issues.
- Only using venues which are safe and where risks to health are controlled.
- Keeping up to date with best practice in relation to health and safety and complying with all relevant legislation and authoritative guidance.
- Including information on relevant health and safety legislation and standards in course syllabus’ where appropriate.
Body & Mind First Aid Training has a duty of care to instructors and course learners. We will take the following steps to ensure working and learning environments are safe:
- Venue risk assessments
- Clear explanation of emergency procedures
- Use of course registers
- Candidate joining instructions and pre-course questionnaires
- Regular maintenance of training equipment
- Good Practice
Body & Mind First Aid Training deliver training at a variety of third-party venues, all of which will be checked to ensure Health & safety policies are in place. Venue assessments will be carried out the first time a venue is used prior to any bookings, and again if there are changes to the venue. Students will be introduced to premises layout, health and safety requirements, emergency and first aid procedures during housekeeping at the start of each course.
To protect young persons and vulnerable adults, all our trainers are CRB checked. Learners are reminded of ‘safe practice’ and use of equipment throughout the duration of training. Adjustments will be made to training activities for learners who are pregnant or have disabilities, they are asked to inform us on booking or at course registration.
Use of Equipment:
Our trainers are all qualified and experienced to operate training equipment required to deliver the relevant courses. All training equipment is modern and regularly/properly maintained with faulty equipment being replaced as necessary.
All accidents and incidents will be recorded by the trainer and reported to the director as well as the delegate’s employer if appropriate. RIDDOR procedures will be followed when necessary. The Director will take appropriate action to reduce or eliminate the chances of recurrence of serious injuries / incidences. First aid materials and equipment will be readily available, and clearly displayed. Trainers and venue staff will have ready access to the emergency services.
Training venues will have clearly marked emergency exits, regular fire alarm testing, appropriate fire extinguishers and clearly identified evacuation procedures and assembly points. Trainers will inform learners of fire evacuation routes and procedures at the start of the course. In the event of an evacuation the learner register will be checked at designated assembly points.
Where possible there will be off road vehicle parking. Convenient access will be provided for those with disabilities however where this is not possible, it will be published on course joining instructions. Wherever possible, reasonable adjustments can be made for people with disabilities or impairments.
Learners under the age of 18 are to be clearly identified so that they can be safeguarded (see separate policy).
Onsite training facilities will be the responsibility of individual businesses/companies. All venues will have appropriate heating, ventilation and lighting.
Monitoring & Review
The procedures set out in this policy are mandatory for everyone involved with Body & Mind First Aid Training. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed as soon as possible and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the company.
This policy will be reviewed annually, or when needed due to changes in legislation and/or government guidance.
Review date: 10th May 2021