Published in Berwick Advertiser January 2012
Six candidates undertaking the last Emergency First Aid Training course of the year all achieved passes, and completed a 100% examination pass rate for local trainers Marriner Business Support for the third year in a row.
The training course held at The Black and Gold at Shielfield Park was attended by employees from local businesses to learn basic life saving first aid and the requirements of workplace health and safety regulations in order to be nominated emergency first aiders. They have achieved a Health and Safety Executive approved qualification in First Aid and have demonstrated skills that can be used both within and outside their workplace.
Scott Eddington, who was recently appointed as Secretary to Magdalene Fields Golf Club said “we all enjoyed the day, which was a mix of theory and practical exercises. It was particularly useful to practice on a dummy of an overweight person, because that is the most likely heart attack victim so we have an idea what it might feel like, it is certainly much harder than the usual dummy”.
Rob Marriner, who lead the training said “I am really pleased that this group all passed, and am delighted all candidates passed the examinations again during 2011. We delivered some courses for the first time this year, and while it was challenging to put the training materials together, it has been satisfying to see candidates achieving success, and I would wish them all well for the future”.
The Photograph shows from left to right: Robert Burgon of LC Joinery, Kathleen Turnbull and Scott Eddington of Magdalene Fields Golf Club, Mark Hammill and Gordon Patterson of A Gilholme Joinery and Lee Moore of LC Joinery.