First on Scene’s COVID-Secure Strategy

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Training Safely with Us!

Following a Government update on 21st February 2022, many legal requirements related to the Covid-19 pandemic are now being removed.

Having reflected on the current situation and having undertaken a review of our training provision, we have decided that some of measures we have previously introduced, should either remain in place or continue in an updated form. Our intention at this time remains to continue providing a safe training environment and reassure our learners.

Listed below is a summary of the measures we have in place following this review:

Activities/Covid Control Measures Notes
Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) We will continue to ask learners and trainers to undertake LFT before attending our courses, whilst they are still freely available.
Positive tests Joining instructions for learners will remain clear that anyone with Covid-19 symptoms or a positive test result should not attend training.
Temperature Checks Temperature checks will continue before training commences to give reassurance to other learners on the course.
Covid-19 CPR Protocol Adaptions for how to give CPR if you suspect infection (based on RCUK guidelines) will continue to be taught.
Classroom Training Will continue using larger training venues and 2 metre spacing for our courses where possible.
Manikin faces and bandages We will continue to issue each learner an individual manikin face and a personal pack of bandages.
Classroom Ventilation Our trainers will aim to ensure that all classrooms continue to be well ventilated.
Provision of alcohol hand sanitiser Hand sanitiser will remain available, and learners will be encouraged to use it before and after touching any shared equipment.
Practical teaching and assessing of choking We aim to return to using choking vests for both training and assessment of choking  (subject to review).
Teaching and assessing of catastrophic bleeding We aim to reinstate this important element of training (subject to review).


Frequently Asked Questions


Can some of my course be completed away from the classroom?

It is now possible to complete some elements of your First Aid at Work (Initial or Requalification) or Paediatric First Aid course online. More details can be found here.


Can I still have courses delivered at my premises?

Yes. If you wish to organise an on-site course at your premises, please contact our customer service team for more information.


My certificate expired during the pandemic. Is it still valid?

Unfortunately not. You will need to requalify to be recognised as a first aider. The HSE and DfE did offer extensions to first aid certificates during the pandemic, but these deadlines have now all passed.


How do I make a transfer or cancel an existing booking?

Please contact our friendly customer service team is available Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm on 03303 112 199*

*Due to high call volumes, we encourage customers to book online where possible.


"I have been using First on Scene for all our First Aid training for the past 4 years. I find them efficient, reliable and professional. First on Scene are able to make the training ‘come alive’ as their trainers have years of real life experience." Hazel Archer RGN, DIP HE (OH), Occupational Health Manager at Greggs
"The feedback I get from my team is always extremely positive and the trainers manage to inject some humour into what can be a very dull subject as I always hear laughing coming from the training room! I would definitely recommend First on Scene Training as your first aid training provider!" Emma Vithlani, Mind
"First on Scene are excellent trainers of First Aid needs. The team regularly trains the First Aiders in the RSPB Northern Region and the service that they provide is second to none." Craig Hartley, Visitor Operations Manager at RSPB
"First on Scene’s training was excellent and the feedback from the clinical and admin staff was extremely positive." Maria Lawton, Practice Manager at Hall Green Surgery
"First on Scene are always very polite on the phone and extremely helpful when we have queries. I find their services very efficient with joining instructions coming minutes after putting the phone down. I would definitely recommend First on Scene and will continue to use their service for any first aid training in the future." Danielle Hunt, Learning & Development Coordinator at Leeds Building Society