Triple One Care


Nelson’s Triple One Care in the Wakatu Industrial Estate benefits from a team that have many years of knowledge and experience in the first aid industry. Triple One Care have recently had an addition to their ranks and would like to welcome the newly appointed Regional manager for Nelson, Tasman and West Coast district, Lisa Mellish.  Lisa has a background in emergency management which started when she began her career with the New Zealand Army, followed by the Red Cross; working as a team leader for the response team on the west coast, which she helped set up and operate, and included her involvement in the Christchurch quakes and Pike River mine. Lisa has also worked with Civil Defence on the West Coast as well as a St John, Ambulance Officer. Supporting her is Brian Robinson; former regional manager, tutor, medic and backbone of the branch who is a current and long-time member of the local Land Search and Rescue team, Louis Standfield; main tutor and medic who is also a current and long-time member and Team Leader of the Nelson Search and Rescue team and Jock Stewart; a part time tutor who is highly experienced and highly recommended. His previous placements include being an instructor for AUT and a paramedic for St John for many years; a job he still maintains part time. “We don’t mind if our tutors/medics go out and work or volunteer part-time for another similar company, in fact it’s beneficial as it gives them a wider range of skills and experiences.  Some people within the industry are hung up on what emergency service is better, my reply to that is, get a grip people, we are all here for the same goal at the end of the day, which is to help people regardless of what emergency service you work for,” says Lisa.

With Triple One Care’s services being in high demand and growing nationally, it only makes sense that the offshoot to that is high demand coming into the Nelson Tasman and West Coast region; needless to say Lisa and her team will be looking for additional medics and tutors in the near future.  Those that do become part of the Triple One Care team must know their stuff in theory and have the practical skills to back it up. “We aren’t volunteers, we’re all paid professionals and we’re highly experienced and that’s how we like to keep it,” says Lisa.  If you think you have what it takes, contact Triple One Care today.

People may be surprised to know that Triple One Care is not only a 100% New Zealand company, but is also the largest commercial nationwide first aid provider.  They have branches and franchises throughout New Zealand and are looking at opening further franchises this year to meet the growing opportunities.  Their services are currently in high demand because they not only provide first aid training, but also offer medical cover at public and private events, supply first aid products, offer one-on-one industry consultations and conduct tailor-made private courses.  These services are in high demand as the tutors not only get to talk the walk but walk the talk too.  You know you are in good hands with Triple One Care.

With the new Health and Safety bill looming this year, companies are ensuring they are compliant.  Talk to Triple One Care today about them being your one stop shop for all first aid requirements. When it comes to getting your employees through a first aid course, they can arrange for this to happen at a time convenient to you. They can come to your location or you come to their training room at no further cost and they can even split the course in two so your employees are not away for the whole day.  Need to get your first aid kits compliant as well?  Talk with their friendly team and they will recommend a kit that best suits your needs, they can even come to your location on a regular basis and audit your kits so they are always clean, tidy, fully stocked and up to date.

Courses offered by Triple One Care cover many areas of first aid, from workplace first aid, pre-hospital emergency care, CPR and outdoor first aid to first aid for young children.  They also provide specialist courses for the New Zealand Resuscitation Council, specialised courses for dental practices and GP’s under the NZ Dental Association and the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners. Their outdoor education courses are not only run by Triple One Care within their regions but NMIT also utilise these courses and Triple One Care trainers nationwide.  Triple One Care is the only government approved provider on the MBIE web site servicing major government departments offering a syndicated procurement contract.  Schools nationwide also come under this contract with some schools locally having already taken advantage of the discounted rates they are eligible to.

Other national clients who choose Triple One Care as their preferred first aid provider include NZ Land Search and Rescue, Surf Life Saving NZ, Coastguard, Immigration NZ, Med Call, Mountain Safety Council, BNZ, BCITO, HHL etc.

Triple One Care is the specialist in event first aid and medical cover, offering their services to a diverse range of events. They work predominantly with larger events like national sporting competitions such as mountain biking competitions, although will take on the grass-roots, local events. Triple One Care has a network of fully experienced medics across the country that provides experienced support to hundreds of events throughout the year.