Since becoming a WAMITAB approved centre in November 2016, we have been committed to delivering high quality training and assessments. Our extensive and ever-growing list of approved qualifications keeps us ahead of the game, catering to the training requirements of those working in the waste industry – and beyond. As a result, demand for our services has continued to flourish at a swift rate.
Over the past few months, we’ve been working on an exciting new project. As 2020 kicks off, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of the Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health, commencing in February.
This informative mental health course will take place in venues across the country and involve classroom-based assessments. You don’t have to operate in the waste industry to book a space: whether you have a specific need for the training or simply wish to improve your skill set, the course is open to all.
As mental health awareness improves, many of us are looking for ways to help those who are suffering. The Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health teaches participants about a wide range of mental health conditions, along with the relevant services provided by professional healthcare providers.
Our mental health is extremely important: it affects our ability to handle a variety of emotions and scenarios on a day-to-day basis. Prioritising mental health in the workplace is vital, and it plays a significant role in the success of a team and business alike. As employers, we don’t just have a legal responsibility to safeguard our employees: we have a duty of care. One of our biggest responsibilities is to look after and protect the welfare of our teams.
Whether work is causing the problem or simply aggravating it, work-related mental health issues must be assessed to measure the levels of risk to staff. Where a risk is identified, steps must be taken to remove or reduce it as far as reasonably practicable. Our training course will give you the vital skills you need to identify these issues and ensure they are addressed quickly and appropriately.
In March 2020 we will run our first classroom based IOSH Managing Safely course. This course is designed for anyone wanting to learn how to apply safety and health basics in their workplace.
Work-related accidents can happen at any time, so it’s essential to promote a safety-conscious culture throughout your company. This IOSH course helps to resolve real problems you face using practical and effective tools, process and knowledge. The training will enable you to improve the safety, health and wellbeing of co-workers at all levels, bringing benefits to the business that go far beyond the realm of health and safety.
During the morning session, the learner will complete the Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health. This qualification will teach learners: how to recognise a range of mental health conditions; how to start a supportive conversation; when and how to communicate that a person should to seek appropriate professional help; how to recognise and manage stress.
The Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe use of an Automated Defibrillator will be completed during the afternoon session. This will teach learners how to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally and an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally.
By the end of the course, participants will also know how to safely use an automated external defibrillator. This will consist of mandatory practical elements that must be carried out at floor level, although reasonable adjustments can be made during the teaching phase.
The certificates earned during this course will remain valid for 3 years from the date of achievement and will demonstrate the candidate’s knowledge surrounding mental health and basic life support.
We have many more courses in the pipeline, so keep your eyes peeled for new dates! If you are interested in Elleteq’s courses or have any questions, please get in touch – we’ll be happy to help.