As we enter the latest lockdown we will be moving most of our training online until the situation improves. We have not made this decision lightly, but as we are now faced with a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, school closures and the NHS facing huge pressure, we feel this is the correct moral and legal decision to help to fight the virus.
As experienced training providers we wholeheartedly believe that there is no substitute for face-to-face interaction, but we understand that for essential safety training, you may not be able to wait for classroom training.
What are our solutions?
Option 1 – remote training via Microsoft Teams
We will be offering a comprehensive training program to be delivered remotely via Microsoft Teams. Courses will be delivered by our accredited tutors and will work well for those of you who are unable to delay your courses. Delegates who are furloughed or who may be self-isolating can still undertake this training.
Teams invitations and course materials will be sent out via Microsoft Outlook to all delegates in advance. To work effectively, delegates attending via Teams will need:
- a reliable internet connection
- a good-sized monitor screen with functioning webcam and microphone (mobile phones are not suitable)
- the ability to download documents/exercises to use during the course
- A comfortable, quiet place to undertake the training
Option 2 – delay your training
If you wish to move a booking for any course to a later date, there will be no charge for this. It is our hope that the vaccine roll-out will allow restrictions to ease as this progresses. We will be reviewing the situation as it unfolds and hope to be able to go back into the classroom soon. The earliest we will be back in the classroom will be after February half term, but we will be led by the government guidance and will align ourselves with schools.
For our courses with a practical element, delaying the training will be the only option at this point. The courses that MUST be delayed until we are back in the classroom are:
- Scaffold Inspection
- PASMA Towers and Low Level Access
- Emergency First Aid
- Fire Warden
- Abrasive Wheels.
All other training will be available remotely via Microsoft Teams.
Our other consultancy services will continue unchanged throughout the lockdown, including safety inspections, annual reviews with our members (via Teams) and other services which cannot be undertaken remotely.
We appreciate all the support that we have received from our clients, and hope that together, we can protect our workforces, continue to work safely and come through this most challenging of times with our heads held high.