ELST has become our favoured provider of First Aid, because of the knowledge and skill they bring to the course, their understanding of our needs working outdoors and with machinery. Most of the teaching is outside, and the training scenarios are tailored to our work and much more realistic than a classroom-based providers. Our staff say they feel more confident and able to deal with an incident and that they really enjoy the training. Thanks Andy!

Pete Crawford Strategy Lead, People & Wildlife, Sussex Wildlife Trust

The Caravan Club has been working with Emergency Life Support Team for a number of years, initially to ensure new staff were suitably certificated before they started work on Club sites. Due to the quality, relevance and value of the training delivered by Andy and his team, ELST are now the major provider for The Caravan Clubs First Aid training needs. Comments from Club colleagues who have attended ELSTs training include.

“Refreshingly different from other courses attended – full marks”

“Well presented with a common sense approach to First Aid”

“Extremely informative, I’ve learned a huge amount, thank you”

“Very impressive course and teaching techniques”

“Gave me confidence in my response to an emergency”

“Best course ever”

“Very professionally presented and well suited to our needs on site”

“Brilliant – relevant – has taken away the mystery of first aid and I am now more likely to try to help”

“A practical course which applied to our job and work place situations”

“Enthusiasm and dedication shown by the trainer”

“Easy to understand, plain language – very good”

“Clear and precise, well put across”

“Extremely beneficial”

“Good knowledge of subject and made you at ease in the practical exercises”

“Very rewarding”


Rebecca Whipp Training Manager , The Caravan & Motorhome Club

Andy was an absolutely fantastic tutor and the confidence and knowledge I gained was night and day from that of a standard classroom first aid course. Thank you so much Andy!


Lauren Shipton , Outdoor First Aid Course

I recently attended one of Andy’s ‘Wilderness First Responder’ training courses in a woodland area close to Hastings. I was very impressed with his passion and engaging style of teaching. Not only a first aid course but an education through scenario based learning. On the training day we had a wide range of younger to older and inexperienced to advanced first aiders. From the way that the group developed over the two days of the course, including an over-night camp, Andy’s people skills and inclusive approach made it a great, all-round rewarding week end.

Francis Mark Miller, Emergency Management Assistant

By far the very best first aid course that I have ever attended.

Good practical examples in realistic situations Gave great confidence to who all who attended that they would be able to deal competently with situations as they arose.

Terry Davies, Police Inspector retired.

Hey Guys,

Where to start?! Needless to say, we all had a fantastic time at the November First Responder course the other weekend.

I personally never thought it would be so simple to save a life, and am still a little shocked that so few people have gone down that route of getting some basic training as the one we received thanks to you guys.

Despite the increase in paranoia resulting from the course, I feel it was absolutely invaluable, and hope that if and when the day comes, all won’t have been lost, and certainly not a life, thanks to these newly gained skills.

A big thank you three (Ali, Andy and Pete) for the great weekend and knowledge shared with us.

Good luck to you all!

Wilderness First Aid Course Hastings East Sussex

Tommy, Plumpton College

I have the Scottish Mountain Bike Leaders Association, Trail Cycle Leader qualification and to quantify it I am required to have a recognised First Aid qualification. So on 28th – 29th May 2011 I attended the Wilderness First Responder course held atBedgebury Forest,Kent for the first time.
I am currently serving in H M Armed Forces and therefore have to undertake quite a rigorous First Aid training assessment each year. However this is not a civilian recognised qualification as it is aimed towards operational life saving techniques.
The Wilderness First Responder course has given me greater self confidence in my ability to assess, react, control and maintain first aid on a casualty(s) in any given situation; not just in the Wilderness situation.
I will definitely be returning for refresher days and have passed on details to colleagues who also require this qualification.

Thank you Andy and the team; keep up the great work.

Kev Young, SSgt Royal Signals

Most of the club coaches, ride leaders, race organisers and trail builders have recently been on a brilliant Wilderness First Responder course. Andy Sullivan of Emergency Life Support Team ran the course at Bedgebury and having attended various courses run by St Johns Ambulance and British Red Cross over the last 20 years, I can honestly say that I learnt more with Andy in 2 hours than I did in all the time with the other providers. These courses mean we can deal effectively with any accident which occurs on our rides; indeed one of our club members has already received life saving first aid by a First Responder trained by Andy after a serious crash on an outride. On Andy’s site at http://www.elst.co.uk/wilderness-first-responder-first-aid-kent-may-2011-bedgebury-forest-kent/ you can see some photos of the sometimes horribly realistic training (don’t worry – all the blood is fake, but is more convincing than the acting!)

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