Course Joining Information for Learners
BEFORE THE TRAINING
- Prior to training, you should be formally appraised of the risks and the mitigating steps being taken.
- You should be engaged in a 1:1 check-in with your employer prior to training to ensure you have understood the activity-specific risks and mitigations, training site protocols in place, are physically and mentally well enough to engage in return to training and have actively ‘opted in’ to engage in the training.
- You should agree with your employer any conditions for your return to work, if you have been in self-isolation or you are recovering from coronavirus.
- You and your employer should agree and be clear about your route to ‘opt out’ of the organised training environment at any time without unreasonable steps being taken against you consequently.
- You need to declare your Pre-Screening for Covid19 symptoms in the week before training using our symptom declaration form, being sent to you by email.
- If you are coming back to work from isolation due to suspected or confirmed COVID-19, you should be medically assessed prior to return.
- The training host will be responsible for providing a suitably cleaned and well-ventilated room for our training course. You will receive instructions on how to enter / exit the building, how to find the training room and which toilets can be used (including any protocols) from the host.
WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING
- Please watch this video for our standard instructions on what to wear and bring.
- You should change into ‘training clothes’ before the training, and then change into ‘work clothes’ after the training, being mindful of contamination from the clothing you take off or put on.
- You must bring warm clothing and extra layers as one easy way for your trainer to reduce risk is to create good ventilation in the training area, particularly by opening doors and windows to the outside air. This is likely to make the training area cooler, requiring warmer clothing.
- If you have long hair, you must tie it up or back during the training, as it may be a virus transmission hazard.
- You should bring and use your own refreshments, including water bottle or snacks. You should stay in the training room during breaks, unless it is possible to have the break outdoors, during which time you should minimise transmission risk as per government guidelines.
- Please do not bring non-essential items to the training area. There is no available space in your bubble to store these items. A suitable space is provided by the training host where you can store these items.
DURING THE TRAINING
- You will use your own mobile phone to register yourself on the course and declare your acceptance to undertake the training. Please bring your smartphone or tablet.
- You will be working in a Bubble. We have asked your employer to – wherever possible – assign you to complete the training alongside people you regularly work with.
- Your bubble will be assigned a socially-distant area of 5m x 5m in which to work. The area will be shown to you and may be marked on the floor to make it clear. You will be asked to complete all aspects of this training by working inside this area.
- Your bubble will have its own Hand Sanitiser station, to be shared only within your bubble. You should use it frequently during training. People who have allergies to hand sanitiser must bring and use their own alternative.
- Our Risk Assessment recognises that sessional use of gloves is not practicable during this kind of training. If people are wearing ppe gloves, they should be aware that despite this being a barrier to their hands transmission can still occur if they touch their face or other items with an infected glove.
- Face masks are subject to government advice only in closed environments such as public transport (i.e. sealed vehicle spaces) and therefore are not seen as necessary in our open, well ventilated and socially-distanced / bubble training format.
Learners may use face masks during training if they wish but they will be observed for safe use and disposal of the masks.
- Your Dynamis instructor will maintain social distance of 2m+ during the training. We have modified our training course so that we can use equipment, audio-visual resources (e.g. video clips) to provide demonstrations and augment verbal instruction. Your Dynamis trainer will use a face mask if they need to breach the 2m distance for any reason.
- Drills and Exercises where learners are directly face to face have been eliminated in the training programme. Instructors will devise training drills which encourage side-on and oblique entry methods which reduce face-to-face close contact, or use 2m+ distances to teach the concepts in the training.
- Your Dynamis Instructors will reduce contact time to the minimum necessary as a constant theme in the training, balancing the need for realism and experience in the training sessions.
- Dynamis Trainers will Anti-Bac your chair before you use it. You will need to mark the chair as your own (your Dynamis trainer will show you how) and you will only use your marked chair during the training.
- If you need to leave the training room*.
Hand Sanitiser before leaving.
Clean door handles on exit and re-entry.
Hand Sanitiser after returning.
Check in with instructor re: Contact while out of room.
*Prior to the training you should prepare so that leaving the room is not necessary except for using the toilet or in an emergency.
- If you feel unwell during the training or you start to display symptoms, we will ask you to remove yourself from the training as soon as possible. Those who have trained with you will be encouraged to go home, avoiding public transport if possible and follow the current guidelines. Management will be informed immediately.