About Us

Who we are…


Welcome to the West of Scotland’s most innovative training company. We bring extensive knowledge and experience including an Ex Military instructor in first aid and battlefield casualty first aid, private security team medic and Red Cross event first aider, we have years of experience in the training arena. Train with us and you will receive outstanding instruction in a comfortable and inclusive environment.

We want our customers to leave our courses armed with everything they need to confidently handle any situation which is why we have invested heavily in some of the most up to date training equipment available. Every course is delivered in a positive and encouraging environment ensuring you get the best out of your time with us.  We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver flexible, dynamic and up to date training at competitive rates.

Our online training courses are delivered via the most engaging and interactive platform on the market. Our platform and packages are used by learning organisations such as the NHS, BMI, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, RVS and the Ministry of Defence.

Our online training courses are accredited by the UK’s number one supplier of compliance based qualifications.

Here at Initial Safety training we believe in giving back to our customers. We provide outstanding training at competitive prices and tailor our courses to suit the specific needs of your workplace. We are really passionate about what we do and that comes through in our courses. We are growing rapidly because we deliver on our promises. Have a read through the other tabs to find out just one of the ways we give back.

HSE strongly recommends that individuals completing either EFAW or FAW take a short refresher training course each year. We completely agree with this, as 3 years between courses is too long. Skill fade is extreme in first aid if you aren’t applying your skills on a regular basis. 

What we don’t agree with is charging our clients and customers a fortune for the privilege. As such, every person completing an EFAW or FAW course with us will receive one – two hour refresher, completely free of charge if taken before your certificate expires. The refresher courses are held on specified weekends throughout the year. Please get in touch for more details.

Our Team

Ross Muir – Managing Director
Ross delivers our technical training courses. With 17 years experience in delivering courses during a career in the Armed Forces and the offshore industry, Ross incorporates the technical needs of each client to produce market leading courses. Mixing Instructor-Led-Training with our digital e-learning platform ensures every candidate gains the most out of our courses.
Kenny Macalister Hall – Creative Director
Kenny has over 15 years experience as a designer, working on brands, websites, apps and user-interfaces. Working with our clients, Kenny delivers all creative, aesthetic and functional elements for IST’s bespoke service. IST’s digital e-learning platform is constantly evolving as we explore new technologies. It’s Kenny’s job to stay on top of these emerging areas of technology and ensure that the service we provide is of the highest standard.