Trade body announces new safety measures to restart training sessions

TRADE association, SELECT has announced a range of Covid-19 safety measures as it prepares to restart partial training sessions at its HQ outside Edinburgh.

Staggered start times, reduced class sizes, clear signage and a range of hygiene measures are all now in place as The Walled Garden prepares to receive delegates once again.

SELECT said the measures will enable the association to safely deliver the practical part of its SQA Customised Award in Initial Verification to BS 7671 Course (18th Edition).

Jenny Cryans, SELECT training manager explained, “We are delighted to be able to welcome delegates back to The Walled Garden, and have taken every precaution to ensure they feel safe during training. The training rooms are isolated from the rest of the SELECT offices, with clear signposting, hand washing facilities and other precautions against the spread of Covid-19. Delegates will also be thoroughly briefed on hygiene issues before and during their training.”

The new course – also known as the 209 course – comes in three parts:

  • Part One – introduction, completed online, takes around 2½ hours
  • Day One – theory, delivered as a virtual classroom session from 9am to 3pm
  • Day Two – practical, delivered at SELECT headquarters in Midlothian.

This third part of the course will take around two hours to complete, with candidates given either a 9.30am or 1.30pm allocated time when booking. This final part will also see a reduced class size, with only a maximum of four people in the training room, including the tutor.

Last year SELECT Training ran 260 courses and trained 2,407 delegates. During lockdown, the department delivered 42 online courses for 253 delegates via its e-learning platform.