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Covid-19 (Corona Virus) 

Essential workers - Training provision. 

As the spread of Covid-19 increases, please be assured by taking recommended precautions, we are doing everything possible to continue to deliver all training for our customers within an essential service/industry as we focus on minimising disruption.

We will continue to offer the highest quality training , and offering our usual range of classroom based as well as looking at some eLearning options.

We  offering a range of options on the method of training  depending on the number of spaces required. 

Closed Courses - for bookings of groups of 4, we will offer this as a closed course, with a nominated instructor to reduced contact and minimise risks. 

Open Courses -  We will limit the numbers attending these courses to allow each delegate to sit a reasonable distance from others with a nominated instructor during the classroom sessions. 

1-2-1 Training will be available on request, please contact us directly. 

If you are interested in talking to us regarding any specific training needs please contact us we are available from 7am-10pm.

You can read our latest news on Covid -19 here or scroll to the bottom of the page. 

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Beat the virus

Train from home!  

IPAF & PASMA

In response to the current Covid-19 situation IPAF & PASMA have both  put in place eLearning to enable us to extend your licence for a further 90 days

- please call for details -

0333 666 1881 / 07956 831539

 Details of the IPAF Operator eLearning module can be found here and you can book your eLearning course here

Please call the training department on  0333 666 1881 for more details or email us to

sales@kingfisheraccess.co.uk 

 

The UK Chief Medical Officers have now raised the risk posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) to the public from low to moderate[1], and the government has published its action plan in response[2]. The risk in the Republic of Ireland remains low[3]. The following guidance has been developed however it is important to note  this is an evolving situation and may be superseded at any point by government advice for your area. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update you if this guidance changes. 

Hygiene Health authorities continue to emphasise the role of good hygiene in restricting the spread of any viral infection.

  • COVID-19 is an “envelope” virus, meaning it is surrounded by a lipid layer which can be destroyed with soap if hands are washed for at least twenty seconds[4].
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Please cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow.

It is already best practice to have a good supply of disinfectant wipes, and desks / workstations, keyboards, telephones, mice/machine control panels etc should all be wiped at the start and end of each shift. There should also be antibacterial hand wash available.

At this point Kingfisher Access would like to assure you we have been taking every precaution possible to minimise the impact of this unprecedented situation.

Please see the list of Kingfisher Access actions below:

  1. Visitor restrictions are in place.
  2. Instructions have been issued to all employees in accordance with gov.uk guidance for businesses.
  3. All key staff have signed up to Public Health England Alerts
  4. We will communicate with all external Awarding Bodies, requesting their guidance on what alternative training methods (e.g. online) can be put in place if the situation escalates
  5. Surface Spray, Wipes and Hand Wash have been placed at key locations on the premises
  6. Disposable Gloves are available for handling machinery etc
  7. Contract Cleaning services have been increased with additional tasks to clean contact surfaces.
  8. All training sites have been isolated from each other with no cross contamination of employees.
  9. Additional advice signage has been added to training centres
  10. Hand washing advice to be added into welfare facilities
  11. Gloves issued to staff cleaning delegate rest areas.
  12. We have also nominated internal staff to clean down frequently touched areas throughout the day
  13. Ensure adequate provision of antibacterial handwashes / soap in all toilet facilities
  14. Stagger delegate breaks to reduce number of delegate congregating and increase clear ups
  15. Plans to produce delegate an information slide and issue to all trainers for housekeeping at the start of courses

As the spread of Covid-19 increases, please be assured, by taking the above precautions, we are doing everything possible to continue to deliver all training for our customers as we focus on minimising disruption.

If you are interested in talking to us regarding any please contact us today.

If you experience any of the symptoms below, please do not come into the centre. Instead, please call your GP or NHS 111 in the UK and Northern Ireland for advice. In the Republic of Ireland, please call (rather than visiting) your GP.

 

  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breathing difficulties

 

Flu vaccination You are strongly encouraged to get the flu vaccination each year – many people are eligible for a free vaccination in the UK[5], Northern Ireland[6] and Republic of Ireland[7]. This is to help restrict the spread of all winter illnesses, as a bout of the flu can leave one more vulnerable to other infections. 

If you are diagnosed with coronavirus within two weeks of attending training please contact sales@kingfisheraccess.co.uk / 0333 666 1881 so we can alert others of possible exposure.

For updated advice including more on how to reduce the spread of viral infections, please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public.


[1] https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public Last checked on 03/03/2020

[2] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan Last checked on 03/03/2020

[3] https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html Last checked on 03/03/2020

[4] Hand washing advice: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-51637561/coronavirus-watch-how-germs-spread Last checked on 03/03/2020

[5] https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/who-should-have-flu-vaccine/ Last checked on 03/03/2020

[6] https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/flu-vaccine-adults Last checked on 03/03/2020 at 11:16 AM

[7] https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/hcpinfo/fluinfo/ Last checked on 03/03/2020 at 11:16 AM

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