When you do a course with Donegal Safety
Training Solutions you really are “in safe hands”.
Aidan Thompson Conducted First Aid Training for the staff and Volunteers of the Bluestack Special Needs Foundation in June 2019. Aidan brings a level of professionalism, knowledge and great entertainment that enabled all to learn while having fun. The overriding feedback from the staff and the volunteers was that they learned more in the few hours about first aid and general life skills than they had done in years. They felt that Aidan was totally approachable, explained everything really clearly and gave excellent examples to really help all understand the risks and protection measures necessary particularly when dealing with young children and more importantly children with disabilities. We are extremely grateful to Aidan and have him booked again to do Manual Handling for him. This is going to be a regular event in our training calendar.
Wendy Fitzgerald McCarry
I recently completed a three day First Aid course run by Aiden Thompson of Donegal Safety Training Solutions.
It had been 14 years since I last did the course so I was starting from scratch again.
The course was well structured, well run and presented in a style that was easy for everyone to learn. Aiden has vast experience through his work as a paramedic and instructor therefore he was very competent and knowledgeable on all topics of the course and was able to answer any questions asked by the group.
He had an ample quantity of CPR mannequins and we all got loads of hands on practice on correct adult and child CPR techniques and also the safe use of a Defibrillator in our cardiac first responder section. The course covered everything from CPR, (adult, child and infant) common Illnesses and Injuries (Cuts, Burns etc).
In relation to topics such as Asthma, Diabetes, or Allergies there was a plenty of examples of the various medical devices such as inhalers and Epi pens for us to practice with and become familiar with.
We were tested on our CPR skills and took a multiple choice exam at the end of the course, which I felt confident doing it as the information had been revised several times over the 3 days.
I found Aiden to be excellent in teaching all elements of the course and would highly recommend everyone to take his course. It is an easy but very useful skill to carry and we should all be trained in First aid.
Aiden provided our Club with First Aid support at our 2018 annual cycling sportive. We were extremely impressed by his professionalism and the quality of care provided especially to one participant who had a nasty fall. Highly recommended and we will definitely be using him again.
I attended the Infant and Child first aid course recently with Aiden Thompson. It was easily the best and most enjoyable first aid course I have ever attended. Everyone got loads of time with the practical elements of the course and Aiden made sure that everyone was happy with all the different stages before he moved on. I would highly recommend Aiden and his company for all first aid courses.