18 Aug 2014

Bristol Hospital take part in bespoke course

Volunteers from Bristol University Hospital have completed Helipad Firefighter training with help from Newcastle Airport Training Academy.

The bespoke 2 day course, which took place at Newcaste Airport, was put together by the Academy and the hospital after it was revealed that it required a course that covered aspects on raised heliport operations.

Tim Oakes Training Academy Manager says “As an approved CAA Training provider we can add real value to our Bristol clients. Not only do we have a life size duel fuel raised helicopter platform that offers realistic scenarios, Newcastle International Airport manages a similar setup at the Royal Victoria Infirmary based in Newcastle upon Tyne. We as a training partner offer a real insight in to not only the firefighting aspect but also the day to day management of the heliport operation”.

Attendees provided exceptional feedback during the training, commenting positively on the very realistic tuition, hands-on training using practical scenarios and how well presented the course was.

The team of volunteers from the hospital will staff the raised helipad, providing fire cover and assistance to the medical teams with casualty handling. The helipad will be linked to the adult emergency department, the Bristol Children’s Hospital and the nearby Bristol Heart Institute.