Have you met our Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Technical Training Manager?
Matthew Skeldon is our GWO Technical training manager, and our supervisor of training operations in South Australia and the Northern Territory.
Matt is based out of our GWO and Safety Training Centre in Wingfield, South Australia. Matt has been with the FSA team for approximately 5 years. His background is in Mines rescue, remote medical response, swift water rescue, vertical USAR Tech and Helicopter rescue. Matt has a wealth of experience and knowledge and the FSA team is very fortunate to have him. Matt travels the country to ensure that FSA is conducting GWO training to the international accreditation standards, and to upskill our national team for continuous improvement and quality auditing purposes.
In Matt’s work with FSA he loves the student interaction and incorporating real life experience and examples into practical drills. Matt prides himself and his team for creating realistic scenarios for all types of rescue situations, medical and evacuation drills. During his career with FSA, Matt has brought constant innovation into our training courses and facilities. The Wingfield GWO training centre has been recognised as industry leading by our clients, and Matts constant saw him recognised as one of our annual superstar award recipients for living our core values ‘passion for safety’.
The thought and planning that goes into his GWO Basic safety training and GWO Advanced rescue training and GWO rescue scenarios is second to none. Matt’s training demonstrates our core values consistently to everyone in the business, and everyone in our industry. The way in which Matt uses trauma moulage equipment to provide memorable training, and the way in which he consistently raises the bar of training (including phone recordings of patients screaming that he implants into rescue mannikins!), and to ensure that FSA’s training is always memorable in the eyes of our clients and learners, genuinely makes a difference in the lives of many learners each year.