A hands-on training course externally sourced through Firewatch South West.
This course is externally sourced through Firewatch South West. This course gives the staff hands-on training using all types of extinguishers on “live-controlled” fires. Other areas covered include legal responsibilities, classification of fires, signs and signals, regulations, fire drills and evacuation.
After graduating from University Gillian taught outdoor education for over 10 years and since 1999 she has worked at the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, an organisation which works to promote the independence of service users, mostly from the mental health sector, all of a very challenging nature. She has worked as both Support Worker, Registered Manager and Training Manager. She qualified as a General Services Association Tutor in January 2004 and a NUCO First Aid Instructor in 2014.
I had a week long training induction, very thorough, and since then updates on physical intervention, breakaway, Asperger’s…the induction gives additional skills and is tailored to the people who live here.