Meet the Trainer – Jim
This month we’d like to introduce you to one of our Glasgow training team, Jim Harrigan, who is celebrating 25 years of practising first aid. Congratulations Jim and keep up the hard work!
“Hi my name is Jim Harrigan, I am 57 years of age and have been involved in first aid since 1991, making this my 25th year in first aid. My introduction to first aid in the workplace was during my time in the Scottish Prison Service. I soon found these skills were very helpful in my family life as I had children of my own and then in helping to run local football teams and scouts etc. Not long after I became a trainer for the SPS, working at various establishments, including the SPS College.
I joined St Andrews in April this year as a trainer/assessor and have never looked back! My skills have been enhanced and my confidence has increased in that time.
I have used my skills in numerous occasions both at work and in public, treating everything from faints to doing CPR, and feel that over the years I have gained great experience. My most recent accomplishment in first aid was to teach my granddaughters Freya (7) and Ellie (4) how to do CPR. Ellie’s quote to her gran was ‘Karen, papa showed me how to save him if he dies!’ Karen’s reply ‘don’t bother darling?’ was a bit much.”