Covid-19 meant that for several weeks our training centre was closed. Thankfully we were able to deliver our courses remotely and our customers could receive the training they needed. However, we know that many of you prefer to learn in a classroom environment, so we’re pleased to report that we recently resumed face-to-face courses at our training centre here in Skipton.
Of course, we wanted to ensure that all delegates felt comfortable and as safe as possible during their visit, so we undertook a thorough Covid-19 risk assessment prior to re-opening. As a result, we have put several safeguarding measures in place.
Covid-19 Safeguarding Measures
- No more than 6 classroom-based places available per course
- Hand sanitising stations located throughout the building
- Disposable masks and gloves available
- NHS Test and Trace QR Code check in
- Sign in via mobile phone/tablet
- Tables spaced 2 metres apart in the training room
- Doors kept open to limit unnecessary touchpoints and assist ventilation
- Clear screen at the office door
- Thorough cleaning and sanitising of premises each day
- Individually packaged lunches and refreshments
View our video
For anyone unsure about attending, we have created a short video to put your mind at ease. You can see for yourself that we are taking the safety of visitors, trainers and staff very seriously.
We also asked delegates on our recent 5-day Level 4 Food Safety course how safe they felt coming to our premises. Here’s what a couple of them had to say:
“I feel fully confident in your good procedures and feel adequate steps have been taken – the best you can in the given climate. Well done!” J.P.
“I feel very safe here. People maintained social distance and everyone used hand sanitisers prior to having refreshments” M.G.
In addition, we have successfully managed to combine classroom-based and remote training. Through the use of audio visual technology, both sets of delegates are able to see and interact with each other and the trainer.
“Really good and interactive day! I had my doubts about how it would work with some delegates at the VWA office and some remote, but it worked really well with a great set-up. Lots of activities and discussion to keep the day interactive.” C.W.
See you soon!
For those of you who prefer to train remotely, we will continue to run courses in this format. If, however, you fancy getting away from it all and training in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, why not come back to Broughton? We’d love to see you.