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About Chris Garland Training

Our Expert Training Team

We are proud to be joined by a panel of expert instructors and assessors who join us to provide sector specific and bespoke training courses. Our instructor team includes;

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Chris Garland

Founding the company in 2012, Chris has grown the business to what it is today; a multi-faceted medical & safety training consultancy.

As a degree qualified building surveyor Chris’s first career was in the private, public and third-sectors where he worked as a senior construction project manager across the UK & Europe.

During this time Chris qualified as an advanced industrial climber and tower rescue specialist. These skills led him to join Cheshire Search & Rescue team and later, as a community first responder alongside North West Ambulance Service.

However Chris wanted to get out of the office and back to one of his passions – being outdoors.

As a qualified “bushcraft & wilderness survival instructor & mentor” and as a forest school leader, the vision was to teach traditional crafts alongside the burgeoning bushcraft, survival and forest school education movements. This developed into a passion to teach people new skills, leading to the launching of Chris Garland Training in 2015.

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Phil Cracknell RN

Phil is a Senior Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Urgent Care and a Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) Registered Nurse. Phil works as a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at the University of Wolverhampton, and privately as an Independent Healthcare Consultant to businesses across the country.

With his expert knowledge, Phil leads our pre-hospital medicine courses including the wound closure courses, First Person on Scene (International) courses & First Responder courses.

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Julian Woodall

Julian specialises in remote areas first aid, having served with the British Army for 15 years in multiple theatres around the world, where he cross-trained as medic.

Qualified in Crisis Disaster Risk Management & holding the NEBOSH General Certificate, Julian now works throughout the United Kingdom, Middle East & Africa as a training & safety consultant.

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Luke Taylor

Luke is our expert consultant in Health and Safety, with over 10 years of working in the sector; many of these at director level within the health & safety and asbestos removal industries.

Trained in ISO9001 Lead Auditing and UKATA Asbestos Management, Luke ensures that training courses are delivered effectively and to the highest possible quality standards.

Through completion of the NEBOSH General Certificate and alongside study of Level 6 NCRQ in Applied Health and Safety, Luke takes pride in creating an engaging and simple approach to developing systems and promoting a positive culture.

Luke leads our Health and Safety courses, including our face to face Asbestos awareness courses and fire marshal courses.

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Andy Ravenscroft

Andy’s background is in military security & medicine, having served with the British Army for 10 years in multiple theatres around the world.

After leaving the military, Andy spent more than a decade working in the NHS Ambulance Service & private healthcare sector. During this time, Andy worked alongside the police, responding to incidents with mentally disordered offenders in the Criminal Justice System.

Through both these roles, Andy gained extensive experience of working with adults and children with mental illnesses, learning disabilities & challenging behaviours, in both the secure and community settings.

Andy’s skills aren’t limited to the classroom or ambulance, as he continues to work on the frontline within the Private Security Industry. Andy leads a team of security professionals, providing security at festivals, sporting events and nightclubs, including eviction teams.

Andy is also an advanced instructor in physical intervention & mechanical restraint. With this vast experience and skill set, Andy delivers a wide range of courses, including our face to face Conflict, Safety & Security courses and many other courses which are available by request.

Trusted Training Partner

These are just some of the businesses and third sector organisations who trust Chris Garland Training as their training partners.

Where are we?

We’re based in the Cheshire countryside town of Knutsford, although we operate nationwide. Knutsford is just off the M6 motorway (junction 19) and conveniently located on the Manchester Piccadilly-Chester train line.

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