Need First Aid was established in 2006 and is the brainchild of Martin Graham. Martin was born in 1969 and started out by joining the British Red Cross Society at the age of 10. Martin was inspired at a young age for the passion and need for First Aid. After becoming a trainer from the age of 17 and developing his skills & qualifications over the years has given him expert knowledge of what first aid is all about. This now reflects in his teaching, of what can be a complicated subject into a way of putting across a subject to candidates whereupon keeping first aid “sweet and simple” for people to follow, but giving them the understanding of ‘why’ we need to use it.
With over 30 years of providing medical cover at events including TV & Film, British Championship Motocross, High Speed Kart Racing, BMX Racing (as seen at the Olympics), Boxing, Equestrian, Rugby and Football to name only a few, means that Martin has the ability to deliver a course with the knowledge and understanding of using First Aid procedures in real life situations.
Along side First Aid, Martin has worked across the Care Industry in Residential & Nursing Homes, the Domiciliary Care Sector, Mental Health Units and Learning & Physically disabled care homes. Combined with the relevant qualifications, Martin can deliver a ‘People Moving Handling Couse’ with the inside working knowledge of how the Industry works. This gives him a greater understanding when delivering the course to a nursing home, residential home or a group of homecare workers.
Having children himself and teaching into schools, pre-schools and Nurseries, Martin has also the understanding and knowledge to deliver the criteria required for the Level 3, two-day / 12-hour Paediatric First aid course and therefore help childcare settings work towards Mille’s Mark.