Safety-Care® Trainer Training Infection Precautions
North America has experienced a pandemic of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). During the pandemic, QBS will run in-person trainings in accordance with local government requirements and also use the following guidelines.
- By attending and participating in an in-person Safety-Care class, you attest:
- That you are not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19
- That you have not, to your knowledge, been exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days
- That if you have ever suffered from COVID-19, you have fully recovered and are no longer infectious
- Any trainee who comes to class with symptoms of COVID-19 or other communicable disease as assessed by the Master Trainer, indicates exposure within the last 14 days, or has tested positive within the past 10 days and is not asymptomatic will be asked to leave the class
- QBS will not send or allow any Master Trainer to participate in a training unless they also meet the above standard
- Trainees are expected to bring and wear a face mask to in person training. If you don’t bring one and we are not able to provide one, we will have to ask you to leave
- In almost all training circumstances, the mask is to be worn the entire time (the only exceptions being when the training is outdoors or in an extremely large and well ventilated room where all participants can be more than 6 feet from each other). The mask is to be worn over the nose and mouth when in the training location, except briefly when drinking or eating
- The Master Trainer and Trainees are expected to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer between working with individuals throughout the training session to help minimizing exposure to those within their group
We will conduct training in a manner that is intended to minimize the likelihood of infection. However, it is important to understand a couple of things:
- Any grouping of people presents some risk of infection among the participants.
- It is impossible to practice and correctly learn Safety-Care physical procedures without touching other people—the training will involve physical contact. We will take precautions to minimize the risk of infection during the training, but those measures cannot mean zero contact and full social distancing for trainees who wish to be certified to use physical procedures.
If you are unable or unwilling to accept the risks of participation in this class, please speak with the Master Trainer privately. You can choose to skip (and be restricted on) any or all physical procedures during the class. As a Trainer, a restriction means that you are not certified to use or teach that procedure.
We will use the following procedures during training:
- Trainees will be expected to complete an online pre-training class before an in-person core curriculum initial or recertification class. This will free up time for infection precautions.
- If this is a training at the QBS training center, we clean and disinfect training spaces daily. If another organization is hosting the training, we get affirmation from that organization that proper cleaning and disinfection have occurred in that room since any other activity.
- Frequent handwashing and use of hand sanitizer (when available) are expected and encouraged among all participants.
- Trainees will be divided into groups of 2–4 partners. Each member of a grouping will only touch other members of that grouping (and the Master Trainer if necessary).
- One trainee will be asked to be the Master Trainer’s demonstration partner, who will only have contact with the Master Trainer. The Master Trainer will demonstrate physical procedures with their partner. If the Master Trainer has contact with anyone else, he or she will thoroughly wash or use hand sanitizer before again having contact with the demonstration partner.
- Training rooms will be arranged so that trainees stay at least 6 feet away from each other while seated. When moving around, trainees may have contact with their training partners and the Master Trainer. A trainee who is being certified in a procedure will need to accept that physical contact will happen with other members of the grouping and the Master Trainer.
- The Master Trainer will wash hands or use hand sanitizer between physical contact with one trainee and a trainee from any other grouping. Trainees will also wash hands or use sanitizer between instances of physical contact with the Master Trainer or other trainees.