TRAINING COURSES

We've been running our courses safely, with strict hygiene measures and social distancing in place, for some time now, and we believe we have things about as safe as we can get them. We're very happy to see the latest 'Roadmap' announced by the governments in England, Scotland and Wales, although this does not change our plans too much, we will continue to run courses for essential workers through the lockdown, and as the restrictions start to ease we will gradually see some return to normal. However, we will still continue with the safety measures we have in place until we're sure that it's safe to relax them. You can learn more about the actions we're taking here:-

Our courses cover an essential health and safety subject and they run with very small, manageable groups. Our course is a skills-based health and safety course, mostly for essential and key workers, and the large amount of practical on the course means that it’s not feasible to offer it online. Furthermore:-

  • Travel is permitted for education and work purposes,
  • Some of our attendees are key workers - either in care homes, retail, distribution or the NHS and need the training for their own business continuation and safety,
  • Some of our attendees have been made redundant from other businesses and are retraining from other careers and so need the skills to seek alternative employment.
  • People are permitted to 'go to work' if they can't work from home, and educational events are allowed if they are for key practical subjects that cannot easily be delivered remotely.

We've been taking advice directly from central government, following the published guidance but also consulting directly with the cabinet office and colleagues at BEIS to make sure we make the right decisions and get the best advice. Where appropriate we've also liased with local licensing departments to make sure we're not breaking any local rules; especially in Wales and Scotland where the rules have been slightly different to England. Our main issue is finding hotel venues which are able to host us safely - so in some cases we are having to switch venues, but we'll be in touch with everyone if this happens.

Where we can run courses we are adopting the following measures:-

  • Each learner will seated at an individual table, and will be 2m apart (at least) for the training - both for the lecture part and the practical exercises, unless 2 or more people attend from the same household. Learners will be asked to wear a face covering for the practical session and demonstrations. If delegates are exempt from mask wearing, then of course we will respect that, although we will ask people to distance from the other learners as much as possible.
  • We will use the largest rooms available for the course (as a guide we will use rooms which, prior to Covid-19, could accommodate 150+ people but limiting our course numbers to max 6 or 8 people.)
  • Equipment for the practical part of the course will be cleaned and disinfected prior to the practical exercises and between each user.
  • Any food and refreshments provided will be individually served (eg pre-packed sandwiches or hot meal, depending on the venue.) We will still work with the venues to make sure that the catering is as good as possible under the circumstances, but the focus will be on safety and distancing.

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We are taking bookings for all of our courses at the moment. In the event that cirucmstances change meaning that we have to postpone any dates - then you will be offered a space on the new date, or a refund if appropriate.

If you're booked to attend a course in the next few weeks but you're worried about attending, or perhaps travelling etc, then please get in touch. Also, give us a ring or drop us a line if you're unable to attend because you're self isolating. It goes without saying that you mustn't attend if you have ANY Covid Symptoms. We'll be happy to move your booking to a new date if we can.

Please don't just not show up on the day though, if the course is full (most of them will be, becausre we're keeping the group sizes very small) then you'll be taking up a space which we could have offered to someone else, and we won't be able to refund or rebook you without charge in this instance.

PAT Testing Jobs

We are able to carry out PAT Testing without any difficulty now, so please assume that we'll still be arriving as planned if we have a job booked in. Although we are being VERY careful with social distancing and hygiene measures, it is possible for our engineers to carry out PAT testing safely; and in fact is a good time to get essential maintenance tasks out of the way before things start to return to normal.

This is a very difficult and worrying time for many people and we are a small business like many others. We know that the effects of this virus will be many and far reaching for many businesses, and we will work with our clients, suppliers and colleagues to make the best of a terrible situation. However, everyone's health is much more important than anything and keeping safe will always be our number one priority.

Please continue to be vigilant, keep your social distance, and of course, stay safe!

Please email info@pat-testing-expert.com if you require more information.


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