How do you know your first aid provider is really providing a plus service?
As an employer or health & safety manager, it is challenging to justify spending money on health & safety and first aid training, it is something you have to have – and want to spend the least on!
Cheap is not always cheerful!
It seems that everyone and their dog is ‘doing’ first aid training. It is a mind field and finding the right provider for your business is essential.
So What Are You Looking For??
As a company or individual requiring first aid training, it is important to consider the following points when deciding which provider is for you (remembering that when (if) the HSE disbands its regulation on first aid at work, this responsibility will be yours!)
1) Does the company have their OWN HSE APPROVAL?
It is increasingly popular for people to ‘franchise’ their HSE approval to other companies, this means they are not necessarily up to the same standard as those holding their own registration (who have monitoring visits and audits)! Our training division Marton Life Support Ltd has their own HSE approval! – so don’t be afraid to ask us about it!
2) Does the company have a good reputation?
Does the training provider have a good reputation within the market? Do they work (like we and other reputable companies do) with blue-chip companies? If they do, it is likely they have gone through pre-vetting to ensure they are a sound organization both in the services they offer and financially.
3) How Much? … for How Much?
Many of the individuals or companies that are merely ‘dabbling’ in first aid training will promise the earth for their training for very little money compared with the larger providers. They usually do not have any premises, financial viability or stability and in some cases; NO insurance!! So paying a little more to use a good first aid training company with a good reputation will save you in the long run! – Trust US! many of our customers have had negative experiences elsewhere.
Marton Life Support Ltd is committed to providing a high quality, dedicated first aid training service at very competitive prices and has been doing so for over 10 years!. We offer regular courses at our training centre in Chester but are equally at home providing “in-house” courses for our customers in Cheshire, the North West, North Wales, nationally and internationally.
We maintain our own HSE registration, we do not franchise from 3rd party providers. Our training is approved by a number of bodies including, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Ofqual, Qualsafe, OFSTED, EvacChair and Highfield. In addition to this, we provide a full range of bespoke first aid, medical and health & safety courses. Our courses are recognised by The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) under their Grant Code Scheme.
Our head office is based at Jigsaw House, set in the beautiful countryside of Cheshire, this is the main ‘Hub’ of Jigsaw Medical Services Ltd and incorporates meeting and conferencing space, offices, stores and a training suite.
Our main training centre is based on Sealand Road in Chester, in the buzz of retail and commercial space and originated following our acquisition of Marton Life Support Ltd. It contains a number of training suites and offices, it is also home to our casualty simulation makeup department, which is a key aspect in many of our First Aid training Courses.
Be sure to afford fun, informative cost effective and experienced training….
Call our dedicated training team today on 01244 380 699.