As expected some amendments must be made to our usual operating procedures. Please review the information below so you know what to expect and what we are doing to maintain best practice. Our aim is to safeguard your and our staff's health and minimise the risk of infection. This means adding alot more thought from us and you to how our training days operate...
Usual seating arrangements (as below) will not be utilised until COVID-19 social distancing advice/measures have been lifted:
Limited Course Numbers: 4 x people per course to ensure social distancing between students in the classroom
Classroom Layout: A layout similar to the adjacent image will be used to ensure social distancing
FIRST AID: Demonstrations of good CPR practice will be given by instructor, students shall practice without face to face contact with manikins or giving breaths. Manikins will be cleaned with alcohol based products between uses.
VHF: Gloves will be worn when using VHF training sets + alcohol hand gel will be used by all students
NAVIGATION: Gloves will be worn by all, navigation equipment will not be shared unless students are from the same household.
The Life Jacket Association (LJA) provides the following guidance. For more information on the LJA please visit their website at www.lifejacketassociation.org
If you think your product has been exposed to a virus, clean as recommended by the manufacturer and then let dry in warm, low humidity environment for at least 72 hours before reuse.
Manufacturer’s recommendations for cleaning your PFD:
CLEANING AND STORING YOUR PFD: To clean your inflatable PFD, hand wash or sponge down in warm, soapy water, taking care not to submerge the inflator. Rinse your PFD with clean water and hang to dry on a plastic coat hanger. Do not dry-clean, use chlorine bleach, or apply direct heat. Always store your fully dried PFD in a warm, dry, well ventilated place out of direct sunlight.
Inherently buoyant PFDs (foam) are cleaned in the same manner except they may be fully submerged.
If you must reuse your product within 72 hours, the following precautionary guidance is suggested.
DISCLAIMER: Remember it is not possible to carry out or guarantee complete disinfection, the goal is to minimise risk.