Wayne completed his first First Aid course at the age of 8, since then he has always held a First Aid qualification until joining the Mountain Rescue Team and studying casualty care.
Whilst in the Mountain Rescue Team he attended an Advanced Medic Training course. Following this he joined the Ambulance Service on patient transport dealing with a wide range of hospital admissions. He quickly advanced first to a student paramedic, gaining qualifications in IHCD Ambulance Aid and IHCD Ambulance Driving and later became an emergency medical technician. After several years in the ambulance service, he changed direction in his career to utilise his skills in specialist construction.
Whilst working in specialised construction he gained valuable knowledge and experience working in potentially hazardous situations including, international runways, chemical plants, wastewater and water treatment works and the motorway network.
He has been a volunteer Duke of Edinburgh expedition trainer for 17 years and has more recently become a course director and is a member of the National Training Team. He has successfully completed courses in Sea Survival and Downed Aircraft Training.
He is also a qualified Kayak Instructor, Archery Instructor, Walking Leader and Mountain Bike Instructor.
Wayne is also a fully CRB cleared and qualified Level 3 Youth Worker and has recently been employed by a local authority to project manage a Sport England funded initiative to encourage young people to take part in outdoor activities. He has also gained his PTTLS Level 4 qualification enabling him to deliver first aid in schools and colleges.
Teaching his first course at the age of 19 Wayne has seen a lot of changes over the years in both teaching styles and course content. He has now been an Approved ITC Trainer since 2007. He is a valued member of the senior training team at React First, teaching the full range of our courses.
07 January 2010
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