Martin Griffiths has been a first aid trainer for over 20 years, he was a first aider from the age of 18 in various industrial jobs from foundry to furniture, to construction. The job role changed but the first aider seems to have stuck firmly with him.
So much so, he volunteered for West midlands Ambulance Service as a community responder and became chair of the responder group before leaving due to work commitments.
Martin Griffiths decided to build up his skill level and currently his qualifications are first response in level 3 and level 4 ,he also holds a first aid at work and Paediatric certificate also intermediate life support City and guilds, Medical gases AED trainer, City and guilds teaching in the lifelong learning sector and a NEBOSH qualification. Martin gets huge pleasure in providing medical cover at various events which keeps him busy through the summer months from town centre to larger events for his local council. He also covers the Bowls England Nationals at Leamington Spa in August.
The advantage of doing this work is it still gives Martin hands on patient contact which as a first aid trainer is so important.
Originally from Bridgnorth in Shropshire Martin Griffiths is now living in Stourbridge with his wife and two grown up sons, 26 and 23 years old both have flown the nest , but he also has 1 granddaughter and 1 grandson.
He enjoys the great outdoors, walking especially as he has two Labradors that are always ready to go and never refuse a walk. Martin also thoroughly enjoys range shooting, do-it-yourself projects, and he also likes to think of himself as a bit of an amateur mechanic and uses it as downtime and a way of relaxing.
Martin’s teaching style is relaxed and he has a good sense of humour which is essential not only in training but also in life. Learning if you attach an emotion we will always remember.