WHO ARE WESTERN EMERGENCY SKILLS TRAINING LIMITED
Western Emergency Skills Training (WEST) was originally established in 2014 by a board of Directors. They became a Registered Company in NI on the 26th February 2019, and the Company Registration Number is NI659345. The Company at the point of establishment had also registered with the Health and Safety Executive in Northern Ireland for the purposes of teaching First Aid in the Workplace, under Company Reference Number is No 165. WEST still provide First Aid at Work Training in NI under the First Aid Regulations in NI and takes due cognisance of the HSENI Guidance on such provision of FAW Courses.
The majority of the Management Board of Directors are health care professionals working in Health and Social Care and the Higher Education Sector in Northern Ireland (NI) for many years. Dr Kevin Moore is the Managing Director for the Company. Many of the Company Directors have over thirty years’ experience in health and social care and the instruction of first aid and emergency care in NI. We recognise the increasing and complex need for provision of quality healthcare and first aid training that is responsive to industrial and employer’s needs in NI. The need for flexible, quality assured training is at the forefront of every course we deliver. Our course evaluations and reports from completed training are a testament to such standards and can be viewed on our web site and Facebook pages.
The majority of our First Aid at Work Instructors and Assessors are Registered Health Care Professionals with many years’ experience in the front line of emergency care. Some are Registered Nurses working in the field of Accident and Emergency Medicine and in the Higher Education Sector, others are front line paramedics registered with the Health Care Professions Council UK, working every day in the delivery of pre-hospital emergency care. Many of our tutors are also members of the Voluntary Ambulance Services and work alongside the Statutory Services in NI at major events providing first aid and emergency cover at First Responder or Emergency Medical Technician Levels. These life experiences are an essential element to the quality of our teaching in that our instructors can introduce real-life situations that will guarantee students benefit from their expertise, skills and knowledge in a meaningful way. We assert that our tutors are highly skilled and competent and this sets us aside as a unique training organisation in NI.
WEST Ltd often provide courses in one of the most prestigious Training and Enterprise Centres based in Omagh in NI and full details of the available facilities are identified here, including a link to their web site. We can offer excellent state of the art training facilities situated in the heart of County Tyrone on the main A5 access route with ample parking and excellent catering facilities. We can also offer training at your own venues and our tutors will travel to you, and often this is more convenient for many purchasers.
As a training organisation we have established links with many providers of health care and first aid organisations in NI and Ireland. We are also actively seeking accreditation with other approved providers such as OfQUAL to enhance the quality of the educational services that we provide.
We currently offer a wide range of First Aid at Work Training courses, Paediatric First Aid Courses, Mental Health Awareness Courses, Child Protection Training, Protection of Vulnerable Persons, End of Life Care Pathways Training for Health Care Workers, Anaphylaxis Emergency First Aid Management, Pain and Symptom Control Management for Health Care Workers, Continence Management for Health and Social Care Workers to name but a few.