Australia is a large country and medical and other emergencies happen all the time. One of our goals is to prepare individuals and organisation to deal with emergencies and ultimately keep themselves safe from harm.
The passion of emergency responders
Most of our trainers come to us with an emergency response background – paramedics or firefighters. Most weeks we run two or three courses at the office in the John Morris Training room. This room is dedicated to one of our trainers and mentors, John Morris, who died after a long illness.
Many of our trainers provide training onsite all around Victoria and travel to site. These customers include wind farms, school and many more organisations.
Emergencies happen every day
As mentioned one of our goals is to keep individuals and organisations safe. To do this there is a need to prepare for a response. Our emergency managers are positioned to provide analysis and instruction on preparing for the critical phases of response and recovery.
No one phase is more important than the other i.e. preparedness, response and recovery. Contingencies to recover from emergency events, large and small, can not only mitigate the risk to life, but provide systems and processes to ensure business continuity.
Drug and Alcohol testing
More and more organisations are being affected from the impact of illicit drug and alcohol abuse. At the First Aid Training Group we provide drug and alcohol testing throughout Victoria. It seems to be a natural extension of our mission to help keep people safe.
Our first Aid reach is expanding
It could be any Monday when I arrive at work the Training center is buzzing with people. Ready to learn the important skills first aid skills cover. As student line up our very efficient staff sign them in and produce the paperwork to ensure they get a certificate and appropriate recognition.
Each few weeks we also run an Emergency fire warden course. Now referred to as an Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) Course. Over the six hours of the course we cover 1. how to operate as part of an emergency control organisation 2. Lead an emergency control organisation and 3. Confine workplace emergencies (First attack and extinguishers).
The show room providing the resources
At our training center at 826 La Trobe Street in Ballarat we have a good stock of both medical and fire safety equipment. Whether for the home or workplace. Often retired people come in to get supplies before trekking around Australia.