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COVID-19 & The Renewable Energy Sector – Positional Statement

COVID-19 & The Renewable Energy Sector – Positional Statement – Guidance for Advanced First Aiders

A new module has been added today to our Renewables Sector Maintenance of Skills (MOS) package. Please click here to login and view this in our Learning Portal.

Some key points to note with relation to COVID-19 are :-

  • There are no specific first aid treatment measures for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 casualties.
  • There are significant risks to a first aider when assessing and treating a casualty with COVID-19.
  • If there is a risk that your team could be assisting casualties from outside of your organisation, then add the following items to your response bags :-
    – Surgical face mask x 2
    – Oxygen filta mask
    – Clear plastic drape
  • If members of your organisation are reporting to work fit and healthy and a first aid incident occurs, then the risk to the first aider is very low.
  • If there is a risk that your team could be assisting casualties from outside of your organisation, then :-
    – Basic first aiders should follow the Resuscitation Council UKs guidance.
    – Advanced first aiders should follow the positional statement – See link below.

We will continue to update this position as further evidence, guidelines and advice are produced. If you have any queries in the meantime please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Please click the link below to view a positional statement with guidance for advanced first aiders.

New Learning Portal & Online Maintenance Of Skills

Trauma Resus trusts that you and your families are staying safe and healthy at this challenging time.

Initially provided for the Renewables Sector, we have today launched our new Learning Portal and Online Maintenance Of Skills (MOS) programme.

Students who have attended, or are enrolled to attend, one of our advanced first aid courses will have started to receive their login details, directions to the new site, and the first month’s MOS content to work through.

The Online MOS programme is designed to work in tandem with the Laerdal RQI system. RQI manikins have arrived at Laerdal, but cannot be delivered until the current restrictions are lifted. For any clients who are not planning to use RQI, we will offer a new alternative programme for face-to-face MOS delivery throughout the summer months.

Client Group Leaders will also be provided with access to the Learning Portal, to enable the tracking of students’ progress through the programme.

It is our intention to provide access to the new Learning Portal to clients in other sectors, over the coming months.

As ever, we welcome all feedback on the new system, to enable us to modify and improve our future learning programmes.

New – Mental Health Training Courses

Mental Health Awareness Training Personal Resilience and Mindfulness Training

We now offer a series of courses relating to mental health awareness and managing mental health, which are accredited by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England. Courses available include :-

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace
Mental Health Awareness Workshop
Adult Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health Champion
Personal Resilience & Mindfulness
(1 day)
(1/2 day)
(2 days)
(1 day)
(1 day)

For full details, please click here.

Update on Family Fun Day at Seven Woods

We had a great time on Sunday at the Seven Woods in Westbrook, Warrington, where they are trying to raise money for a community AED.

On the day we set up a teaching station, showing people how to perform good CPR and use an AED. Thanks to everyone for coming along !

John (white shirt) had a cardiac arrest in the area not too long ago, and his son Mark successfully defibrillated him. This shows the benefits of good CPR and early defibrillation.

These skills and devices are a necessity for every community.

Family Fun Day at Seven Woods Westbrook, 25 Aug 2019

On 25 August 2019, the Seven Woods Pub in Westbrook, Warrington is raising funds to purchase an AED, which will be installed outside for public access in the community.

But do you know how to use one ?

We’ll be there all day, training people how to use an AED and perform good CPR.

If you’re going to do anything over the Bank Holiday weekend, why not learn how to save a life ?

See you there !

A great honour to work with Hornsea One

It is an honour to be a part of this project – Delivering the GWO Enhanced First Aid training standard, and providing Clinical Governance.

With a coastal distance of 120km, it’s important that those working in this environment are well equipped with life saving skills !