Gallagher Bassett to provide first aid training during lockdown

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Gallagher Bassett to provide first aid training during lockdown

Gallagher Bassett will offer an online first aid refresher course to help businesses remain compliant with employee safety standards.

Due to travel and gathering restrictions to slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, employee access to training courses, including first-aid certification, has been significantly reduced. With qualifications needing to be renewed every two years, the ability to stay first-aid certified is compromised, said Gallagher Bassett.

The new virtual refresher course covers relevant topics required for attendees to effectively and competently complete the training, including refreshing unit standards. According to GB New Zealand relationship manager Rachael Smith, the central purpose of the refresher first aid training is to update skills and demonstrate knowledge and management of first aid situations and conditions.

“The virtual training will ensure employee engagement and upskill whilst maintaining compliance, even when working remotely,” said Smith, who added that this will eliminate the need for a six-hour face-to-face session.