Lastest Training Update – 16th June 2020


Resumption of Training 

We are pleased to announce that from the 1st July 2020 we will be resuming training on a phased basis both here at Canberra House and ‘on site’ at your location if required.

We have implemented some important changes, for both your safety and our instructors.

We will continue to carefully monitor the Government and Health & Safety Executive guidance issued as to how we deliver our courses to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus, our procedures and risk assessments will be continually adapted in line with any changes.

How will we make our training safe for everyone?

Please be assured that the highest levels of infection prevention and control will be in place when we restart our training.

Some additional measures we have introduced include;

  • Social distancing seating plans
  • Additional manikin safety procedures
  • Individual delegates PPE training kits including (hand sanitiser, face shield, pen, manuals, gloves, bandage & sling)
  • Solo practical training sessions and assessment procedures inline with The First Aid Quality Partnership and First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum statement & Guidance to maintain social distancing.

The full list of additional measures and copies of our Risk Assessments are available on request so please do not hesitate to contact us.

Current First Aid training certificate expiry dates, extended due to the pandemic including Paediatric First Aid will expire on the 30th September 2020.

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) announced that if your First aid at work or Emergency First Aid at work certificate expired on or after the 16th March and you were unable to access training to re-qualify due to the corona virus outbreak, the validity of these certificates could be extended up to 3 months.

The cut off point for re-qualification training to be carried out is the 30th September 2020, after this point your certificate will expire.

The extension applies so long as you are able to:

• Explain why you haven’t been able to re-qualify.
• Demonstrate what steps you have taken to access the training, if asked to do so.

Additional First Aid course dates to be added.

Due to the postponement/cancellation of First Aid courses from March 2020 we have now added additional First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work Re-qualification, Emergency First Aid and Paediatric First Aid course dates to our website. Each course  running at our venue will be limited to 7 delegates per course.

To ensure you retain a valid certificate and due the limited numbers of places, we recommend that you reserve your place as soon as possible.

Please visit out Scheduled Course Dates page for availability

New dates will be added to the schedule should they be required so please continue to visit our website.


Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Customer Guidance/statement

As a company the safety of all our instructors, customers and learners is of paramount importance.

To ensure everyone’s safety we are following daily guidance from our Awarding Organisations, The Health & Safety Executive and The Resuscitation Council.

Here is our latest response to the Covid-19 outbreak for all courses at present;

Class Induction Process – All Courses

On arrival our trainers will check all learners and politely exclude anyone exhibiting respiratory virus symptoms (cough, cold, flu). If any learners are excluded or self-exclude, our administration office must be informed immediately, who will then contact the company organiser to arrange new training dates for these learners.

Additionally, learners that have recently returned from or been in contact with a person who has recently returned from a category 1 location or if someone has been in contact with someone who has returned from a category 2 location who is showing symptoms of fever should also self-exclude or be cancelled from the course. Please see full list of Category 1 & 2 locations on and check on a regular basis.

On arrival all learners will be given an anti-bacterial hand wipe or asked to thoroughly sanitise hands using appropriate hand washing techniques. Instructions on coughing/sneezing into a tissue or bent elbow will be given and if coughing or sneezing into a tissue, the direction for disposal straight into a waste bin with immediate hand washing will be given.

All Learners will be shown the following video

Training courses incorporating CPR

The biggest risk of passing on germs is from hands as a great many protective procedures have been put in place already to prevent infection from other forms of transmission during CPR training.

Measures taken include;
 Replacement of manikin lungs after every course
 One-way valves to stop air coming back out of manikins.
 Provision of alcohol/sanitising wipes/spray for manikins faces, foreheads and chest areas after every use.

The Health & Safety Executive and Consultant Microbiologists at NHS England have approved theses measures as sufficient. However, in the current climate we are also issuing face shields for student’s individual use, these must be disposed of after the course.

Before and after every theory and practical sessions, all learners will be required to wash their hands.

Advise for everyone who may be called upon to carry out real word CPR/Defibrillation

 First Shout for help and call 999/112

 For laypeople and first responders with a duty of care (workplace First Aiders, sports coaches etc) that may include CPR you should be guided by your employer’s advice.

Because of the heightened awareness of the possibility that a victim/casualty may have COVID-19, The Resuscitation Council UK offer this advice.

1. Recognise cardiac arrest by looking for the absence of signs of life and the absence of normal breathing. DO NOT LISTEN and FEEL for breathing by placing your ear and cheek close to the patient’s mouth. If you are in any doubt about confirming cardiac arrest, the default position is to start chest compressions until help arrives.

2. Make sure an ambulance is on its way. If COVID 19 is suspected, tell them when you call 999

3. If there is a perceived risk of infection, rescuers should attempt compression only CPR and early defibrillation until the ambulance arrives.

4. Early use of a defibrillator significantly increases the persons chances of survival and does not increase risk of infection
5. If rescuer does have access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) e.g. face mask, disposable gloves and eye protection, these should be worn.

6. After performing compression only CPR, all rescuers should wash hand thoroughly with soap and water. They should also seek advice from the NHS 111 coronavirus advice service or medical advisor.

Paediatric CPR Advice

Paediatric cardiac arrest is unlikely to be caused by a cardiac problem and is more likely to be respiratory, making ventilations crucial to the child’s chances of survival.

The most important thing is to act quickly to ensure the child gets the treatment they need in a critical situation, call an ambulance and taking immediate action cannot be stressed highly enough. If a child is not breathing normally and no action is taken, their heart will stop and a full cardiac arrest will occur.

The Resuscitation Council accept that doing rescue breaths will increase the risk of transmitting the COVID-19 virus, either to the rescuer or the child/infant. However, this risk is small compared to the risk of taking no action as this will result in certain cardiac arrest and death of the child.

We will be continually monitoring the situation and will provide updates as appropriate.

Emergency Response Training Ltd
Canberra House Training & Development Centre • 10 First Avenue
Robin Hood Airport • Finningley • Doncaster • South Yorkshire • DN9 3GA
T. 01302 802016 • F. 01302 802017 • E. •
Company Reg. No. 04524265 • VAT Reg. No. 796 8588 36

Christmas Closure Dates from Emergency Response Training Ltd



 We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your business during the last twelve months and we look forward to assisting you with your training requirements in 2020.

Please note our offices will be closed for the festive period from

4.30pm on Tuesday 24th December 2019


8.00am Thursday 2nd January 2020.

Best Wishes from everyone
at ERT

If you have any urgent enquiries over the Christmas period please contact us on . Emails will be monitored on a regular basis.


Would you know what to do in an Emergency?

Lifesaver was developed by the Resuscitation Council (UK) combining forces with award-winning production company UNIT9. It was written and directed by BAFTA award-winner Martin Percy, and features the actress Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens).

Lifesaver is a cutting-edge way to learn life-saving skills anytime, anywhere, through four action-packed scenarios. It throws you into the heart of the action as you make the crucial decisions and learn the essential skills needed to save a life.

Why not renew your skills, refresh your knowledge on crucial decisions and learn the essential skills needed to save a life?

Give it a go now;

Emergency Response Training achieve Constructionline Approval and acclaim Accreditation!

Constructionline is a register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants, assessed to ensure that correct commercial, technical and financial competencies are reached.

Following the approval process, we are proud to announce that we have also been accepted and listed on the Places for People Dynamic Purchasing System for Whole House Contractors.

We would like to thank the members of staff who worked tirelessly to compile our submissions and to our clients who kindly assisted in providing references for this successful submission.


IOSH Audit 2017

We had our IOSH Quality Assurance Review in August, here are our results;

“Emergency Response Training Ltd have been graded as Outstanding from the results of Quality Assurance Review dated 29.08.2017”

“The review was highly effective in exceeding all IOSH standards in the audit.”

If anybody would like information on our IOSH Courses then please do not hesitate to have a look under the health & safety tab on our website or contact us on 01302 802016.

Have you seen the new AED signs yet?





The Resuscitating Council (UK) have worked with the British Heart Foundation to develop new and improved AED location signs.

The aim is to ensure more people understand what AEDs are used for and to encourage people to use them.

A supporting information poster has also been designed to reinforce the following key messages:

• Anyone can use an AED – you do not need prior medical first aid training.

• It’s easy to use – just follow the instructions.

• It is for use on an unconscious person who is not breathing normally.

Standard sign for AEDs

The new AED location signs make the following changes to the current one:

• It changes the lightning bolt icon into a stylised ECG heart trace – respondents overwhelmingly said they would be more likely to use a sign with this icon on.

• The description is changed to “Defibrillator – Heart Restarter” – respondents said they thought this term would most encourage them to use the device.

• A supine person was added, showing the suggested placement of the defibrillator pads, to reinforce (by way of a strong visual cue) how the device should be used.

Click here to download and print the updated signage


Rigid, laminated copies of both signs are available in our shop

Certificate Expiry Reminder Service

Don’t be the one to expire without a reminder!

Emergency Response Training Ltd provide a free qualification reminder service to all of our first aid customers. We would like to extend this service to everyone.

If you would like to benefit from this service please send your details including certificate expiry date and email address to us on or call us on 01302 802016.

All reminders are sent out roughly 3 months before certificates are due to expire.

If you are already aware of your expiry date and would like to book your place onto one of our courses then please click Here to book online.

ER Training expand their team!


At ER Training we understand the importance of delivering First Aid training to children at a young age so we have expanded our range and invested in 6 Flat Stan child friendly manikins.

 PIC 1 Flat Stan

We know you’re never too young to learn basic life saving skills and the importance of First Aid and Flat Stan’s purpose is to help provide resources for more colourful, practical, fun training sessions for children between the ages of 4 and 11 years.

It’s a great way to let them enjoy learning important skills in a memorable way.

Short courses can be tailored to the children’s age group and can include topics such as:

  • Personal Safety
  • Speaking to the Emergency Services
  • Compression only CPR
  • Simple bleeds (bandages)
  • Choking
  • Asthma

Defibrillator (AED) & training packages to suit any workplace

A Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen to anybody of any ageIPAD_SP1_1!

So we’ve put together a special package for the simple to use IPAD SP1 automatic Defibrillator which includes;

IPAD SP1 automatic Defibrillator (AED) unit
2 x electrode pads
1 x carry case
2 x ready kits
1 x Defibrillator (AED) training session for up to 10 people

Total – £1145.00 plus vat

The IPAD SP1 converts easily from Adult to child output with the flick of a switch making this the ideal unit for a school environment.

With no confusion or worrying about which pads to use!

The IPad SP1 is available in automatic or semi-automatic with a 7 year unit warranty and 4 year battery warranty.

To order or for a no obligation chat please contact us on;

Tel: 01302 802016 or by email at