Chamber Chat with Andy Manwaring

February 10, 2021 - 12:00am

Chamber Chat with Andy Manwaring

Most businesses are aware that a lot of hands-on Training as been postponed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, but are you aware of where that leaves you with your legal requirements and duty of care, to your staff and customers?

Initially the HSE extended the renewal of existing First Aid qualifications/certificates to the end of Sept 2019 and then the end of Oct 2019. They have now said that they will now permit a six-month extension to any current certificates, from the expiry date if during the Pandemic.

However, as you are still required to provide adequate provision for emergencies, you are still required to provide the training for new staff or those required to meet your legal requirements.

Also have you updated your Procedures for the performing of First Aid during the Pandemic, in the PPE being issued or used and if Rescue Breaths are to be given ‘if there is the potential risk of Covid?

All First Aid training currently being delivered adheres to strict Covid-19 guidelines on the PPE, Sanitisation, and updated procedures.

Affiniti Training has been a trusted partner and supplier of Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce in partnership and together are delighted to bring you regular one day Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work Courses (National RQF qualification accredited through Affiniti Training, A registered Qualsafe Awards Centre, for Ofqual Qualifications.)

The one day First Aid Training course will benefit anyone requiring the minimum level of First Aid training for the workplace, most appropriate for smaller workplaces or environments that present few health and safety risks. This course is recognised by the Health & Safety Executive as the approved one-day First Aid training course, qualifying First Aiders for low risk environments.

The next course is on Wednesday 3rd March, to book simply get in touch with the Chamber team on 01524 381331 or email

Andy Manwaring TMICM CertEd, CEO/ Senior Training Consultant at Affiniti Training

Chamber Member and Chamber trusted COVID secure training partner