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SRFAC Updates for Training Centres (240420)

  • Suspension of training and audits during COVID-19 outbreak
    1. As informed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on 27th March 2020, TCs are to cease all training until further notice.
    2. TCs within healthcare institutions (public and private), SAF, SCDF and specific TCs (reviewed and approved by MOH) supporting the before mentioned, are exempted from the suspension and must comply with the safety measures from the following link – https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/advisories-for-various-sectors.
    3. TCs which would like to seek exemption to resume training for essential service providers may apply via http://covid.gobuisness.gov.sg/ to appeal their case.
    4. TCs’ accreditation status that expire from 27th March 2020 until the end of the training suspension, will be extended until training and audits can resume. Renewal audits must be completed within 6 months of the suspension being lifted and the new accreditation status will be backdated to the original expiry date.
    5. Instructors’ validity status that expire from 27th March 2020 until the end of the training suspension, will be extended until training can resume. The remaining required sessions needed to renew instructorship must be completed within 6 months of the suspension being lifted and the new validity status will be backdated to the original expiry date.
    6. Trainee-Instructors will have 6 months to fulfil their remaining required attachments once training can resume.
    7. Once training suspension has been lifted, individuals whose certificates are still within the default 3 months’ grace period after the stated expiry date, may enrol for a refresher course, while those whose certificates are past the default 3 months’ grace period after the stated expiry date, will have to enrol for a full course.
    8. Regardless of the certificate expiry status, SRFAC would like to encourage everyone to step forward and provide care during an emergency to the best of their ability.
  • Removal of CPR(Mouth-To-Mouth)+AED course
    1. CPR(Mouth-To-Mouth)+AED course should no longer be conducted from 1st May 2020.
    2. CPR(Hands-Only)+AED course will be the default CPR+AED course to be offered by accredited TCs from 1st May 2020.
    3. CPR+AED Instructor Training Centres (ITCs) will need to revise their materials to cater for the Hands-Only version of the instructor course by 1st May 2020.
    4. With immediate effect, learners seeking to learn mouth-to-mouth ventilations will be encouraged to enrol for BCLS+AED course.

 

  • E-learning matters
    1. TCs offering to provide E-learning packages for Standard First Aid and Child First Aid courses are recommended to seek approval with Skillsfuture Singapore (SSG) for the E-learning track to ensure consistency in the delivery of the course. TCs within healthcare and educational institutions are exempted.
    2. Learners enrolled in the E-learning packages during this period can complete the theory lesson component but will have to wait for the training suspension to be lifted in order to complete the remaining hands-on practice, practical and theory assessment which must be conducted in the presence of the instructor for all SRFAC accredited courses.

SRFAC Advisory for Training Centres on COVID-19 (27/03/2020)

Dear all,

From 27th March 2020, all SRFAC resuscitation and first aid trainings and audits will be suspended till further notice. All training centres ARE NOT ALLOWED to conduct any classes and any training centres found doing so will be subjected to disciplinary actions from SRFAC and Ministry of Health (MOH).

Stay Healthy and Stay Safe.

Thank you.

SRFAC Advisory for Training Centres on COVID-19 (26/02/2020)

In view of the COVID-19 infection in Singapore, the Government has stepped up our safeguards accordingly. SRFAC would like to advise all accredited Training Centres (TCs) to take appropriate precautionary and infection control measures to protect the health and wellbeing of their training participants and staff.

Please see the official advisory (PDF): SRFAC Advisory for Training Centres on COVID-19_260220.

Please see the following disinfection recommendation for the various manikins:

Ambu: Ambu Manikin Maintenance and Disinfection Guide

Brayden: Brayden Manikin Maintenance and Disinfection Guide

Laerdal: Laerdal Manikin Maintenance and Disinfection Guide

Sherpa X: Sherpa X Manikin Maintenance and Disinfection Guide