Over the past few months we have been lucky enough to have great advice on first aid in regard to heart attacks and stroke; so this month we thought you would like to know a little more about the man and the company behind those articles - Gary Hepburn, Managing Director of local First Aid and Health & Safety training and consultancy company Sirius Business Services Ltd, who are based in Lynch Lane , Weymouth.
Gary could tell Sir Alan Sugar what it really means to start work as an apprentice and what can be achieved. From that beginning with the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Gary rose through many quality, safety and security roles to become UK Head of Security for a major global corporation until in 2001 he started his own company Sirius Business Services Ltd. Sirius is a diverse company and undertakes a myriad of projects in Health & Safety, First Aid, Fire Safety, Security and Media training
Gary's high profile as an expert in these fields means that he works closely with local organisations and is a member of Dorset Police Authority and a non executive director of NHS Dorset. Being part of the community is very important to Gary and he is involved with many local charities and voluntary organisations.
Gary says that fundamental to Sirius's success is that they are happy to work with all sorts of business from public services, country estates, supermarkets, hotels through to sole traders. The Sirius approach is that they can be flexible and develop a bespoke solution for clients as well as using standard courses and off the shelf solutions. Gary tells us that solutions in respect of Health & Safety, First Aid and Fire Safety do not always need to be expensive, complicated and onerous, but
companies do need to take it seriously and imbed it in everything they do.
Gary also does voluntary work with South West Ambulance Service as a First Responder attending category A 999 calls (Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attack, unconscious patients, breathing difficulties or major injuries) and is a strong believer in the importance of everyone whatever age having basic First Aid and lifesaving skills as the first vital minutes before the attendance of skilled medical help really matter and can affect the outcome for the seriously ill patient.