Only 1 year after completing a degree in University of Limerick, while working in industry, I witnessed my manager suffer an accident, which lead to an amputation. This was a real wake-up call, I knew then that the first aid training the staff and I had received had not prepared us. We did not react correctly. My skills needed improving.
Since then I have strived to improve my First Aid skills, and that of others. This lead to my volunteering with the Army Medic Corp as a reservist, where I still instruct and help many members of the defence forces.
A few years later S.T.A.C. was formed with the goal of providing First Class, First Aid Training. Teaching the skills is not enough, we build confidence, confidence in people so they can react better than I did when first put in the situation mentioned above.
5000 people approx. die each year in Ireland from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Ireland currently has a survival rate of approx. 7%, 68% of cases happen in their home including my uncle. 40% do not receive early CPR, & 87% do not get early defibrillation. S.T.A.C’s mission is to improve this by giving these lifesaving skills to as many people as possible.
I have built a team, all of who are passionate about top quality First Aid. Nobody in the S.T.A.C .office is ‘just admin’ all have thorough knowledge of the certification systems involved and a long history and involvement in providing first aid in different sectors, industry, red cross, army medical corp.
“First Aid! Sure aren’t you steeped in it”. That was the comment from one Primary School principal in Co.Clare when she met with Michael O’Leary at her school recently.
She knew Michael when he was County Secretary of the Clare Red Cross in the early 1980’s.
Michaels’ involvement in First Aid now spans five decades, “my father was involved with the Civil Defence in the 1960’s” he commented, “I guess it all stems from there”.
Michael joined Seamus as Training Coordinator and Instructor at S.T.A.C. in 2011 and now delivers courses from Basic First Aid to FETAC Level 5 Occupational First Aid Courses nationwide.
There is no training more valuable than a first aid course – training that enables you to save a life. It really is that simple. It could be the life of a colleague, a child, a senior relative, or perhaps the life of a complete stranger, but that life is priceless when you consider the minor cost of a first aid course. A first aid courseis a must-have for everyone, whether they know it or not.
A First Aid Course for Everyone
Whatever your requirements, we have a first aid course to fit. We tailor our courses to the needs, the profile and the activities of your business, your family unit, your club, your crèche, your school or your organisation. If you are simply a group of friends with a shared interest in first aid courses to keep those closest to you safe, we will design and deliver a course especially for you.
Childcare is one of our specialities. If you worry about your children or the children who are regularly in your care, stop now. We have designed first aid courses specifically for the treatment of babies from three months up to children of 13 years of age, and all the trouble they can get into in between! Please contact us to find out more about how you can help them when it matters most.
STAC First Aid Course Ireland
Sinnott Training and Certification consistently delivers first aid courses in Ireland to a very high standard. Because of this, we were the first independent training company in the mid-west region to attain full recognition from the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council. Such a vote of confidence in our first aid courses motivates us to improve our courses even more, and we hope it inspires confidence in you too.
All Sinnott Training and Certification first aid course instructors and examiners hold current certification from:
- Occupational First Aid Assessment Agent (OFAAA)
- Pre Hospital Care Council
- Health & Safety Authority
Our instructors have a wealth of field experience in first aid care and in delivering first aid courses throughout Ireland for many years. They are familiar with the dangers and the hazards in all environments, and what you can do in specific situations to give effective first aid care at home, at work or at play.
STAC first aid courses Ireland consistently deliver first aid courses of the highest standard throughout Ireland in areas such as Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway & Waterford. Please contact us for more details.