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REVIEWED: 16th July 2021
As we take another step closer to living and working with less restriction, we must remain cautious in the face of the ongoing risks.
While ‘Freedom Day’ marks the reopening of many services and a return to greater normality, we are being urged to act responsibly.
The consistent message throughout has been to ensure effective hand hygiene, the wearing of suitable face coverings, and the need to maintain space wherever possible. These are proven measures that reduce risk and should continue while infection rates remain high. Although the vaccination programme appears to be proving effective at reducing hospitalisation and deaths as a result of COVID, a continuation of the simple steps we can all take to reduce risk in the training room and beyond is strongly advocated. Along with minimising the spread of infection, a cautious approach will reduce disruption to daily life and enable a less restricted future.
NAPPI skills in the training room
Participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and masks, plus continue the well-established procedure of regular hand-washing.
We care about the safety of our employees and we care about the safety of your employees - our participants.
During training we:
- Complete health screening which includes a record of each participant’s temperature
- Provide hand sanitiser and face masks
- Maintain social distancing whenever possible
- Establish fixed partners ensuring participants have contact with the least amount of people possible
Where a participant feels symptomatic or tests positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after attending a training session, they must report this to their line managers immediately to initiate Test & Trace procedures.
Using NAPPI skills in the workplace
Practitioners (supported by their organisations) need to take a responsible approach to risk, weighing up the risk of infection transmission, against their Duty of Care and Safeguarding responsibilities.
Proactive primary prevention strategies are always the best option, rather than secondary and tertiary strategies. However, not initiating a restrictive physical intervention, when the rationale to use such skills would ordinarily be clear, will likely result in significant injury or fatality. Use of NAPPI physical skills is approved in such event, providing staff members remain in certification and infection control procedures are followed.
Trainer Development & Re-certification
Facilitation of NAPPI trainer programmes and trainer recertification programmes continues in line with the above.
Guidance has been issued to all Associate NAPPI Trainers working within our partner organisations, outlining measures to ensure safe delivery of essential in-person training.
|NAPPI Remote Delivery.
This approach enables non-physical elements of NAPPI training to continue without any breach to social distancing guidelines. Training can be delivered remotely by NAPPI uk trainers and existing onsite NAPPI trainers who can access materials at no charge. Although developed for newly recruited or previously untrained staff members, this very different approach would serve equally well as an engaging format for refresher training.
For further information on booking onto NAPPI Remote Delivery blocks CLICK HERE.
This information is given, based on current Government advice. NAPPI uk will update this guidance when further information and advice becomes available.
Director of Quality