Shropshire professor launches safety company

A Shropshire physics professor has launched a specialist safety training company to ensure people could help a colleague or friend in an emergency.

Robert Price, from near Market Drayton, has launched Inrad-Medical, a first aid training provider, specialising in educational, industrial and outdoor pursuits groups.

Dr Price, a former research professor, said his courses were taken into the client’s premises, including schools, colleges, factories and office suites so the course attendees are taught in the surroundings where they would usually need to carry out first aid and where they would face familiar obstacles.

The First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work courses are Health & Safety Executive approved through Rescue Emergency Care (REC).

“It works much better to hold the course at a client’s premises and to look at what issues they may face there - this also provides flexibility for the client.

“We can adapt to their environment within the limits of the legal requirements,” said the former medical physicist.

“Although we are based in Shropshire, we have already won contracts to run HSE first aid courses in many parts of the North West, including Cheshire, Staffordshire, and North Wales.

“Everyone should learn basic first aid techniques to assist in the case of an accident, whether that’s at home, at work, at school, in the street or on holiday.

“Having appropriate first aid knowledge will give them the confidence to act in the correct manner, protecting the safety of themselves, bystanders and the casualty. It could make the difference between life or death.”

Dr Price’s enthusiasm for first aid was born out of his experiences in cave and mountain rescue, as well as a climbing and mountaineering instructor.

He is also offering paediatric specialist courses for those working in schools or as childcare professionals.

“The 12-hour paediatric course, which has to be run over a minimum of two days but can be spread over several days through mini sessions, gives people the essential skills for infant and child first aid and provides basic lifesaving and first aid techniques.

“This course has already proved popular with pre-school groups and parent toddler groups where first time parents are eager to know what to do in the early days but also during the bumps and scrapes encountered during the pre-school years.

“The most important aspect of Inrad-Medical courses is the practicality of them. I know people will be able to take the skills they learn on our courses and put them into action,” he said.

Dr Price can also provide courses for charitable organisations, where organisers and volunteers need first aid training for events.

Inrad-medical are fully insured and provide event first aid cover.

For more information about available courses or event cover, visit the website at or call (01630) 647165.


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