Vi­sion for train­ing leads to first aid busi­ness

Whitsunday Times - - FEATURE | WOMEN IN BUSINESS -

FIVE years ago AWB First Aid First co-owner Wendy Barker had a vi­sion – to pro­vide com­pre­hen­sive train­ing to save ser­vices that of­fer vi­tal skills for sav­ing lives.

“I en­joy help­ing oth­ers out and have al­ways been com­mu­nity minded. I am a vol­un­teer with the lo­cal SES (since I was 18-years-old), I have also been chair­per­son for Re­lay for Life and happy to an­nounce I will also be co-chair­ing again this year,” she said.

Mrs Barker and her hus­band An­drew started a busi­ness all about first aid.

Lo­cally owned and op­er­ated, AWB First Aid First sup­plies the Whit­sun­days with pro­fes­sional first aid train­ing, first aid kits and sup­plies.

“Our busi­ness is all about mak­ing things easy,” Mrs Barker said.

“It’s im­por­tant to me that ev­ery­one has the skills to help in an emer­gency. I don’t look at this job as a job - I re­ally love what I do.”

AWB First Aid First of­fers a range of op­tions to as­sist clients in achiev­ing their first aid.

Cour­ses don’t have min­i­mum num­bers; and they ser­vice all the Whit­sun­days from Bowen to Collinsville to the is­lands and Blooms­bury.

The Barkers pride them­selves on the com­pre­hen­sive train­ing ser­vices they pro­vide, as they be­lieve first aid train­ing of­fers vi­tal skills for sav­ing lives.

Un­der­stand­ing that first aid train­ing needs vary, they are flex­i­ble and can cus­tomise a course that in­cor­po­rates all of your health and safety re­quire­ments.

They also sup­ply a wide range of first aid kits and sup­plies for per­sonal and work­place use.

In con­junc­tion with first aid train­ing and sup­plies, the cou­ple reg­u­larly utilise their ex­ten­sive skills and knowl­edge pro­vid­ing first aid at lo­cal events.

COM­PAS­SION­ATE: AWB First Aid First owner Wendy Baker.

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