VELG conference in Adelaide with Paul de Gelder

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Last week First Aid Accident and Emergency CEO, Scott Whimpey attended the National VET conference in Adelaide and had the privilege with meeting many inspirational people.  VET stands for Vocational Education and Training and is also affiliated with RTO’s (Registered Training Organisations).

The VELG conference covering a broad range of topics including leadership, compliance, accredited courses, human resources and so much more.  The conference was sold out and after attending the event, it is easy to see why.

As a training institution, First Aid Accident and Emergency prides itself in always further educating ourselves and improving our courses and training techniques which is why it is so important to attend conferences and workshops such as the National VET Conference.

In addition to receiving a lot of valuable information and resources, Scott also got to meet one of his hero’s, Paul de Gelder.  Many of us would recognise Paul as the Navy Seal clearance diver who survived a near fatal shark attack in 2009.  Paul lost several limbs through the attack and was only saved by the quick thinking first aid treatment from his team. Paul’s story is one of survival, determination and making a difference and it was very inspiring to listen to him speak about his journey so far.

First Aid training is a valuable asset to have if not only for yourself but to save others.  Having regular training and keeping your knowledge up-to-date is imperative in being able to react to a situation quickly such as Paul’s team did – however minor or extreme the situation is.

Scott Whimpey of First Aid Accident Emergency with the inspirational Paul de Gelder.

Scott Whimpey of First Aid Accident Emergency with the inspirational Paul de Gelder.