Trauma Resus has been made aware of some observations from the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regarding the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) EFA standard, with references to drowning and the ACOP standard for oil and gas platforms.
We would like to reassure our clients with the messages from the Trauma Resus Clinical Governance team :
CLINICAL LEAD FOR RENEWABLES, ALEX McENANEY, ON DROWNING :
“The Trauma Resus EURIECA® programme includes the management of drowning as a topic because EURIECA® training aims to provide life skills, and drowning is a leading cause of death in the young.”
MEDICAL DIRECTOR FOR TRAUMA RESUS, DR PETER BARRETT, ON EURIECA® TRAINING :
“With its mandatory Pre-Course E-Learning plus classroom-based theory and practical sessions, EURIECA® training aligns with ACOP for first aid on Oil & Gas Platforms.
The EURIECA® course maps to Level D of the Royal College of Surgeons’ Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine Skills (PHEM) Framework, and is the most advanced first aid course available in the UK for non-healthcare pre-hospital providers caring for patients as a secondary role, and may be dual-certified if required.
We are delighted to confirm that EURIECA® maps across to HSE First Aid at Work standards, fully complies with the HSE and GWO EFA requirements and Trauma Resus clients do not need to action any changes in advanced first aid training.”
BOTH ON MEDICAL NEEDS ASSESSMENTS
DR PETER BARRETT :
“Every aspect of first aid, from curriculum to course length and appropriate provider, is determined by each individual client / team’s First Aid & Medical Needs Assessment.”
ALEX McENANEY :
“We have already undertaken First Aid & Medical Needs Assessments for a number of customers, and are currently advising the operational and safety teams from other clients.
When assisting with their preparation, we include the EURIECA® programme as just one of the available alternatives, and allow our clients to select the option that is most appropriate for their specific situation.”