Professional health and safety trainers throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex

Are you looking for qualified and efficient first aid, food safety, manual handling and health & safety trainer?
MJ Training, based in Lowestoft, Suffolk has a team of professional trainers ready to deliver training across the East of England.
Let us introduce you to the core team –

Michele – Proprietor / Trainer

Michele – Proprietor / Trainer

Having grown up in Essex, I relocated to Lowestoft in Suffolk in 2005 as I found an excellent MLD school for my 13-year-old son who has special educational and physical learning needs. Through my own children as well as other family members, I have experience in caring for children and adults with a range of conditions, including:

Physical anomalies
Cerebral palsy
Mild learning difficulties
Autistic tendencies
Hearing and speech impediments
Panic attacks

Having had personal experience with a child who had significant health issues, I found there was a lack of parental access to basic first aid training across the board. I therefore decided to retrain as a First Aid Trainer, having been a first-aider in the workplace for many years. After 8 years working as a trainer for other training providers, I decided to set up M J Training to focus on providing high-quality courses at an affordable price.

Martin – Trainer

Martin – Trainer

Martin has been a trainer for over 10 years, mainly covering client courses across Essex. Having worked with our team for over 5 years delivering First Aid courses, he has also worked with a number of Private Ambulance Services both as a Assistant Technician and coordinator for the contracts with the National Health Service. In November 2017 he is joining the London Ambulance Service as a Technician but will still support us and deliver some training as and when. Having had personal experience with his brother having various special needs and more recently following the premature birth of his son, it showed him the need for first aid training in the home.

Martin will be starting full time with the London Ambulance Service in November 2017 so will only be available for some events and training during his days off.

Damien – Trainer

Damien – Trainer

Damien is based in Brentwood, Essex and has over 10 years’ experience as a trainer, 8 years of which has been with our team. As a keen cyclist and martial arts’ practitioner, Damien understands the importance of having first aid training in a sports environment. Accidents can happen in any sport or leisure activity and having a trained first aider on hand can be lifesaving.

As you can see, your training is handled by experts. If you’re looking for professional first aid trainers, you can rely on MJ Training. Contact us to discuss your needs.

Jamie – Event Staff Coordinator

Jamie – Event Staff Coordinator

Jamie is a highly skilled first responder, as a full time lifeguard and Duty Manager for a leisure centre, he has had plenty of experience in treating a whole host of illnesses and injuries. Recently he completed his Level 3 Frist Response Emergency Care Qualification (FREC) to enable him to work part time as one of our Event First Aiders. He also takes a huge interest in the rest of the workings of the business and we often find him assisting on first aid courses or being one of the casualties for scenarios.

As you can see, your training is handled by experts. With all our trainers having a background in other areas prior to becoming full time trainers – including within the retail, leisure, care and hospitality sectors – you can be sure of a trainer that can relate to you and the needs of your business. We can come to you to deliver training on your premises, across Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, including Chelmsford, Ipswich and Norwich.

The training that we recently had received from Michelle was outstanding.

The training was pitched at a level that could easily be understood by everyone, it was also relevant to our work.
It was also up to date with the latest practice and had added value, for example with some top tips in regard to medical ID on mobile devices.
Highly recommended and one of the best First Aid courses I had participated in.

- Julian A


The impact of a fire is always very devastating. One of the primary benefits of undergoing fire safety training is that you will learn a few fire safety tips. Follow them and you can save lives and minimise damage in case of a fire. Saving lives become easier when necessary measures are in place and effective procedures followed. Few things you can install to minimise fire damages when they occur are fire alarms, emergency lighting, smoke detectors, escape routes and fire routes. If you are willing to ensure your safety, there are a few fire safety rules you can follow.

5 Fire Safety Rules Taught During Fire Safety Training

  • Check The Smoke Alarms

Just installing a few smoke alarms in your property is not sufficient. You need to ensure that they are working correctly. If the alarm in your kitchen doesn’t alert you even after the bacon has burned, it is an indication that you have to install a new smoke alarm. Their primary objective is to use visual and audio signalisation to warn people about a possible fire and save lives. Check them every week instead of removing the batteries just because you think that you won’t require them.

  • Quit Cigarettes

Whether you are willing to keep your residential or commercial property safe, make sure you ban indoor smoking. You will be surprised to know that careless smoking is one of the leading causes of fire deaths. Leaving burning cigarettes unattended is a strict no-no! Don’t smoke if there is gas, aerosol cans, newspapers, paints or other flammable object around. Such fire accidents can occur anytime and the easiest way to prevent them is by completely removing the risks.

  • Avoid Burning Candles

Even if you are one of those people who love burning candles and incense, avoid lighting them in your room if you want to prevent fire hazards. Though scented candles help students unwind and chill out, they are often banned from campus accommodations by the hostel authority. Reed diffusers and battery candles are always considered to be a safer alternative. They even last longer than traditional candles and help you save money.

  • Know The Safety Equipment

People undergoing fire safety training in Norfolk are taught how to use fire blankets, fire extinguishers and other fire safety equipment. Whether you have them in your home or office, remember where you are keeping them and how to use them. Every second matters in case of a fire. Even if you have a tight budget, buy a small fire extinguisher and you can have more peace of mind.

  • Switch Off Phone Chargers

Not everyone using smartphones are aware of the fact that fires caused due to phone chargers is gradually enhancing. Don’t forget to switch off the charger after it has charged completely. If you are planning to replace them, buy official replacements. They are manufactured and tested to the highest industry standards and are safe.

These being said, it’s time you follow the fire safety tips stated above and undergo relevant fire safety training to keep yourself and your family members safe.