Fred Cochrane and Mark Tennant were first class. Very encouraging, approachable and had plenty of time for everyone. I certainly felt confident in them because they really knew what they were talking about, and had first hand experience of it all. I don’t think any of us will forget to keep the casualty’s airways open, and to monitor their responsiveness.
The outdoor sessions were particularly good, bringing home to me the need to get the casualty to a safe place if possible, but also to keep them warm – and what a challenge that can be.
(Christine Hill) The trainer was very approachable, helpful and knowledgeable. She is clearly very passionate about teaching First Aid.
I found the practical exercises very useful for gaining confidence. Also, it was a good chance to make mistakes in a non-emergency environment, so that next time we can get things right.
I would definitely recommend BASP to friends and others who are looking for a First Aid course.
John Holmes was really informative and had a huge bank of knowledge on the various units we had to do. He also made the scenarios as real as possible and I feel this helped a lot.
Really enjoyed the course, I feel I got lots out of it. John was a great instructor and really knowledgeable and I felt confident with most of my decisions.
Jeff Starkey was outstanding. A great motivator and role model. I feel fortunate to have learned from someone with his depth of knowledge and experience.
Mark Fair was a pleasure to learn from and be around. His medical background was a terrific asset to the delivery of the course.
Great – I have done this course 3 times and Gerry was the best trainer yet!
Trainers – Lynne Warden, Rod McIntosh & Mark Tennant
What an absolutely incredible few days! The wealth of experience shared by the three trainers was unparalleled. I thought the structure of the course was well thought out with things running seamlessly. As a total first aid newbie I was apprehensive but the trainers really kept things straightforward and simple which was great. Took a lot from it and feel so much more confident. Would thoroughly recommend the course to anyone and can’t wait till my 3 years is up and I get to do it all again.
I just wanted to say thank you so much to Mark Fair, Chris and Lynne for their superb delivery of the Advanced First Aid course at Glenmore Lodge on 29th & 30th April. The course was superb – I felt supported and pushed to achieve the best possible outcomes all the way through. Their knowledge and skills are second to none.
(Chris DiRollo) Brilliant trainer – very relaxed approach, made it all seem so much easier! Great course!
(Chris DiRollo) Very knowledgeable, experienced, interesting and enthusiastic trainer. A pleasure to be on the course and I learned a huge amount. His depth and breadth of experience makes a huge difference to a course such as this, as he can furnish it with real examples (including from his experience in ambulances as well as in the mountain rescue service) and give much more background information to the ‘syllabus’ subject matter.
I would like to just take this opportunity to pass on my thanks to BASP for the excellent service that I have received from them over the last few years, I’ve been really impressed at every level from administration to teaching and I will be really sad not to return to Glenmore later this year (now retiring from MRT) to see Rod and the team again. Please pass on my thanks and best wishes to the whole BASP team and I wish you all well in the future.