We are currently developing specialist training courses at awareness level (initially) for employers and others who require the training.
I originally wrote the following article last August prior to the NATO Conference in Newport.
It is unfortunately more relevant now than it was then in light of recent events in France and the stopping of a 'fake' ambulance and crew smuggling drugs.
Today, the Director of Maritime Operations, Richard Parkes officially opened the Search and Rescue Helicopter Base at MOD St. Athan.
Rob spent the day at the National Ambulance and Clinical Patient Safety Conference at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. This is a day of CPD (Continuous Professional Development) training provided by West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and the College of Paramedics.
Rob was out training with Burry Port Coastguard Rescue Team and Burry Port RNLI. He was acting as casualty so the whole team could practice their water rescue techniques including throw lines and swimming to an unconscious casualty to perform a snatch rescue.
We're extremely pleased to announce along with the new formation of Redkite Specialist Ambulance & Rescue as a company, we have a brand new, mobile friendly website that not only looks clean and modern in the 21st century and makes the browsing experience better for users on smartphones and tablets, but also reflects our approach to business and health and safety consultancy.
When working in Technical Rescue, there is lots of information required, as well as training and knowledge required to perform a perfect rescue. To aid this, similar to those used in medicine and first aid, there are loads of mnemonics used to 'make life easier'.
When HSE’s FAAMS (First Aid Advisory and Monitoring Service) was replaced with the concept of Awarding Organisations (AO’s) in October 2013 and the HSE as a body no longer approved first aid training providers or qualifications a massive increase in training providers hit the market across the United Kingdom.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 give a definition of ‘confined space’.
As a former casualty care medic with a civilian Mountain Rescue Team I am well aware of the additional hazards involved with remote first aid and the prolonged care of a casualty in locations far removed from the roadside where an ambulance can reach you and take over your patient.
As someone who has spent over fifteen years working in event medical cover as the former operations manager and emergency medical technician for an independent ambulance and event medical provider and have provided event emergency planning for some major international events and I am dismayed by the current ‘trend’ from some event organisers when they go for ‘first aid on the cheap’.