COVID-19 update 20th Oct 2020

Sinnott Training & Certification Ltd are taking the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our staff and learners very seriously. We were one of the first training institutes to close our doors to learners when the outbreak began. We did this to limit the effect of COVID-19 on our staff and learners. Since then, we have continually studied all the guidance from all regulators and advisors, including the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council, Health Service Executive, Health & Safety Authority, Health Protection Surveillance Centre, and World Health Organisation. Considering all this information & guidance, STAC Training will continue to operate through the COVID-19 Level 5 restrictions.

  • According to the ‘White Paper on Adult Education-Learning for Life’ section 1.3, the activities of STAC are

Continuing Education and Training: i.e. professional or vocational development of people in the workforce or re-entering the workforce; regardless of the level;

  • As per www.gov.ie, as of today, 20th Oct 2020, under Level 5 restrictions
    • Higher and adult education Primarily online with exemptions for essential onsite activities.
    • Essential Services, Education
    • 16. The following services relating to education activities:
    • (b) higher and further education, insofar as onsite presence is required, such education activities cannot be held remotely.
  • STAC have eLearning capabilities and are firm believers that the best achievement of the learning objectives of our courses is done by in-person training.
  • STAC have the following controls in place for our training centre in Raheen, Limerick.
    • Large classroom, giving ~6m2 of floorspace per individual
    • HEPA air filtration 100% of the time
    • Ozone sanitation of full premise & all equipment every evening
    • No sharing of equipment between learners in a class
    • Ample supplies of hand sanitiser & PPE available.
    • Screening & temperature screening of all personnel daily.
    • Any personnel displaying symptoms of Covi-19 will be asked to leave the premises.
    • First Aid provided at EMT & EFR level during all training. Phone on site to contact Ambulance/doctor.
  • STAC will provide training on a client’s site if the following can be achieved.
    • Large classroom, giving ~6m2 of floorspace per individual
    • Sanitation of training room before our arrival
    • No sharing of equipment between learners in class (managed by STAC)
    • Ample supplies of hand sanitiser & PPE available. (managed by STAC)
    • Screening & temperature screening of all personnel daily. (can be managed by STAC if not provided by client)
    • Any personnel displaying symptoms of Covi-19 will be asked to leave premises
    • First Aid provided at EMT & EFR level during all training. Phone on site to contact Ambulance/doctor.

We expect that not all of our clients will consider their planned training to be ‘essential’ and hence our volume of course delivery may decrease. 

If you have any queries, please do call me to discuss.

Sincerely,

Seamus Sinnott

Managing Director

Sinnott Training & Certification Ltd

061-595290

 

COVID-19 Update 8th May 2020

The global pandemic of SARS NCOV2 (COVID‐19) has resulted in significant challenges and changes in how healthcare (including pre‐hospital care education) is delivered in Ireland.

Sinnott Training & Certification Ltd are taking the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our staff and learners very seriously. We were one of the first training institutes to close our doors to learners when the outbreak began. We did this to limit the effect of COVID-19 on our staff and learners. Since then, we have studied all the guidance from all regulators and advisors, including the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council, Health Service Executive, Health & Safety Authority, Health Protection Surveillance Centre, and World Health Organisation. Considering all this information & guidance, STAC has developed the following policy & procedures.

Training in STAC Training Centre.

  • No occupational exposure to COVID-19.
  • Disinfection mats at the entrance for shoe disinfection.    
  • Hand sanitizing upon entrance to the training centre.
  • Temperature check of all personal upon entrance to the training centre.
  • Screening questionnaire of all personal upon entrance to the training centre.   
  • Any personnel displaying symptoms of Covi-19 will be asked to leave the premises.
  • Ample supply of hand sanitiser available throughout the training centre.
  • Full premises sanitization with Ozone night before all classes.  
  • Two-meter distance between all learners’ chairs.       
  • No sharing of equipment. All learners to have their own CPR manikin.
  • Full-body manikin is available for students to practice skills on; recovery position, dressings etc.         
  • Ample supply of sanitiser wipes available to learners, instructors & staff.   
  • PPE masks & gloves are available but not compulsory for all staff, instructors & learners.  
  • First Aid provided at EMT & EFR level during all training. Phone on site to contact Ambulance/doctor.

Read the full COVID-19 Policy here

Risk assessment for our training centre here

Risk assessment for work on our clients' site here 

COVID-19 Update 21st May 2020First Aid for COVID-19

To meet the many queries we have received regarding the First Aid element of the new 'Return to Work Safely Protocol', STAC Have developed and released a short easy access e-Learning module. COV-Aid is available here

Lesson 1 - Understanding COVID-19

Lesson 2 - Scene Safety, Clinical PPE

Lesson 3 - Revised approaches to treatment, updated CPR Protocols, decontamination & reporting.

Only €20pp, pay via PayPal or contact us for group invoicing. 

Click here for the course https://stac.moodle.school.

 

COVID-19 Update 7th July 2020

As a long-standing and preferred supplier of First Aid Training to over 400 schools, we have had many requests for help with staff inductions for COVID-19. To meet the many queries, STAC has developed and released a short easy access e-Learning module. COV-Scoil is available here

Lesson 1 - COVID-19 in details, Planning, Policies & Procedures

Lesson 2 - The chain of infection, reducing the spread of COVID-19 

Lesson 3 - Control Measures, Hand Hygiene, PPE, Cleaning.

Lesson 4 - Dealing with a suspected case of COVID-19

only €20pp, pay via PayPal or contact us for group invoicing discounts. 

Click here for the course https://stac.moodle.school

COVID-19 Update 20th March 2020

As a long-standing or a new customer of STAC Training, your health, safety and wellbeing are paramount to us.

Therefore, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all training for April due to the COVID-19 crisis.

As First Aid and Emergency Response Training is, by its nature, hands-on, to maintain the high standard of training you have come to expect from STAC Training, we can not offer these courses online. To do this would not provide you with the life-saving skills you will need in the future.

To keep you up to date with developments here at STAC Training, we will keep in regular touch with you by email.

Frequent updates will be posted on our Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin pages.

We look forward to seeing you here soon for your training in Raheen or at your premises around the country.

Keep Safe and stay well.

Regards

Team STAC

While our office will be closed, our emails will be monitored. If you need to contact us email info@stac.ie