Meet the trainers

Graham Ferris

A former technician and technical instructor for communications equipment with various government departments both at home and overseas, Graham joined IFEDA as their General Manager in 2008. As well as producing and running fire training courses including fire extinguishers, dry risers, fire hose reels and train the trainer, Graham is a member of various industry working groups including FSH/2 and the BAFE SP101 scheme monitoring group.

Graham delivers IFEDA’s fire extinguisher, dry riser, and hose reels courses.

John Gardiner

Has worked for over 40 years in the fire safety and safety training with organisation such as: Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service; Portsmouth & SE Hants Health Authority; Northumberland Health Authority; Thorn EMI, Thorn Security, Kidde Thorn.

In addition he is a Fire and Safety consultant working closely with fire protection companies, businesses and several colleges.

Qualifications include:

City & Guilds Adult teaching certificate; Diploma of Safety Management (British Safety Council);

CIEH approved instructor; NCFE approved instructor; NEBOSH (Gateshead).

John delivers IFEDA’s fire extinguisher, dry riser, hose reels and train the trainer courses.

Andy Salsbury-Newman

Andy has worked in the industry for 20 years, starting as a Salesman and Sales Manager for 12 years before starting his own business delivering a cross section of fire safety related services. The backbone of which was fire extinguisher maintenance. During this time his company became proud members of IFEDA. The business was also BAFE accredited and held ISO 9001 & 14001 along with numerous H&S accreditations.

Having sold the business in 2015 to pursue other interests, Andy now has great pleasure in maintaining his relationship with IFEDA.

Andy delivers IFEDA’s fire extinguisher training courses.