COVID-19 &

First Aid Training

First Aid & CPR Courses are still running for essential services workers.

Dear Customers,

As we are now facing a second wave of the COVID-19 Virus, we have re-assessed our first aid courses and worked even harded to continue our strict hygiene protocols.

FAAE would like to inform you all that first aid & CPR courses are still running due to the amount of people that need the qualification for essential work, healthcare, licenced trades and childcare workers.

FAAE Management feel it is important to continue delivering CPR, Defibrillator and First Aid courses as there are still numerous medical emergencies and thousands of Australian workers in essential positions that require this qualification to continue work.

Scott Whimpey – FAAE Director, “I would also like to personally assure you that we are committed to hygiene, social distancing and safety in our CPR and First Aid courses, both in your worklaces and at our training sites in Coomera and Varsity Lakes”.

We will be asking you at time of booking: 

  • Have you visited a “Hot Spot” in the past 2 weeks? If the answer is yes, then you CANNOT attend our course.
  • Are you working in an essential job to the community? If yes, you can attend the course.
  • Do you feel sick or have flu-like symptoms? If yes, you CANNOT  attend our course.
  • If a person turns up for a course with flu-like symptoms or a temperature, they cannot attend the course until they are in good health.
  • Have you travelled internationally in the past month?  If the answer is yes, you cannot attend our course for 14 days from the time of arriving in Australia.

Our Procedures in Hygiene:

CPR and First Aid are nationally recognised training courses and have practical skills. Some of these skills require students to be assessed doing an activity. We cannot compromise the integrity of our assessments, but have simply made some reasonable adjustments during the assessment, as requested from ASQA – our governing body. In addition to our standard measures we have implemented the following:

  • All participants and staff to wash their hands frequently with soap and water
  • We have provided hand sanitiser for all students
  • We have provided alcohol wipes for use on equipment and surfaces
  • Course numbers have been reduced to meet the government requirement of 1 person per 4sqm
  • All equipment (including furniture, handles and bathrooms) will be thoroughly cleaned with disinfectant wipes before and after training
  • Each student to use hand sanitiser and gloves when conducting practical activities
  • Bandaging techniques will be practiced on yourself instead of other students
  • No face to face contact when performing the CPR assessment on a manikin, 2 breaths can be practiced off to the side of the manikin
  • 1 Manikin per student will be provided per student
  • Minimal touching where possible in practical assessments

As a family-owned and operated RTO, we have taken the advice of the Australian Prime Minister and continued to keep essential business running.  We appreciate your patience and support, the health and well being of our customers, team members and the overall community are paramount and we are committed to ensuring a healthy and safe environment.

If you would require any further information or have any concerns, please call our office on 07 55205068

Scott Whimpey,  Director – First Aid Accident & Emergency RTO 32508

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