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Meet Janine Wiggins

Janine was recently promoted to WA Trainer Supervisor and has a diverse background in the Medical and Mine Emergency Response fields.

Janine Wiggins

Trainer Supervisor - WA

 

What inspired you to join FSA as a trainer?
I was inspired to join Fire and Safety Australia as the scope of training appealed to me and suited my experience.

What do you love most about your role?
The thing I love most about my role is the variety I get in training different courses in different locations and the clients from many varied backgrounds. I have had many “cool” experiences delivering training in places not many people get to see such as defence locations, airside at airports, the desert, mine sites, large corporations and small businesses and I have met some truly inspiring and extraordinary people along the way.

What is the most challenging aspect of your role?
The most challenging aspect of my role is ensuring I stay abreast of changes in course content and materials and keep training relevant to the learners themselves.

What is your proudest career achievement?
Being promoted to WA Training Supervisor is definitely one of my proudest career achievements, in saying that I have had many proud moments during my on-road ambulance career and in my mining emergency response roles, sometimes I feel like I have lived 3 lifetimes! I am very fortunate to have had the experiences I have had.

Do you have any safety tips for people?
Slow down and be vigilant, especially on the road. I was recently involved in a car accident where another driver hit me more or less head on as he was busy road raging another motorist. Our only focus on the road should be to concentrate on driving safely and courteously.

What do you wish you knew when you were younger?
I wish I knew when I was younger that it is OK to make mistakes. Don’t be hard on yourself for making mistakes, as long as you learn from them and move on.