The latest news from Bigfoot Services

October 1st – 4th: I completed this training course and received the certificate shown to support earlier ISO training courses. Audit assistance and general advice is now available for: BS8848:2014 – Specification for the provision of visits, fieldwork, expeditions and adventurous activities outside the United Kingdom. A one day BS8848:2014 workshop is available from Bigfoot Services Limited and a certificate of attendance issued by us ISO9001:2015 – Quality Management Systems ISO14001:2015 – Environmental Management Systems OHSAS18001:2007 – Occupational Health & Safety Management SystemsRead More →

March 1st – 4th, 2018: Hill & Moorland Leader Training in the Brecon Beacons National Park delivered by Alan Ward (International Mountain Leader) who can also provide appropriate REC L2 Emergency Outdoor First Aid for Hill & Moorland Leader candidates. Get away from the paths and enjoy our wild places as a Hill and Moorland Leader. This qualification is ideal for walkers who want to learn the skills required for effective group leadership in the hill and moorland areas of the UK and Ireland. It is used extensively by those involved with delivering the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as well as many walk leaders andRead More →

September 27th – I was invited as a guest on the visit to the Tactical Medical Wing at RAF Brize Norton for a series of very interesting lectures by key personnel followed by a visit to an A400 aircraft. The visit programme covered: Welcome brief and light refreshements History of Aeromedical Evacuation The Aeromedical Evacuation system Medical Emergency Response Teams Critical Care in the Air Teams Tactical and Strategic Aeromedical Evacuation Static display of Aeromedical Equipment in an aircraft (if available) – A400 Thanks to those who invited me on this particularly interesting visit.Read More →

September 28th/29th/30th – 5 candidates completed this course to an exceptionally high standard with high importance given to forestry type operations and how to deal with incidents/injuries in remote areas away from vehicles. A course for 5 candidates from – Environmental Management Specialists based in Swansea. The group were a pleasure to work with so congratulations for passing the assessment elements to a very high standard. Our next REC HSE FAW is on December 2nd/3rd/4th at Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer in the Brecon Beacons National Park.  Read More →

Keep your workplace safe this World Heart Day World Heart Day takes place on 29 September and highlights that 30,000 people have a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year. * The quick use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), (combined with CPR) gives an unresponsive person who isn’t breathing the best possible chance of survival. To decide how many AEDs you need, consider the size and age of your workforce and the nature of your working environment by completing a First Aid Needs Risk Assessment. *Sources: British Heart Foundation (30,000 people have a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year) and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines forRead More →

Monday – ISO9001:2008 external audit by QMS of Bigfoot Services Limited — Tuesday – Visit Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer — Wednesday – CPD training day at a medical facility — Thursday/Friday/Saturday – REC HSE First Aid @ Work (+F) —Read More →

September 30th @ 0900 – Pont ar Daf Car Park Join members of the WALKING THE BRECON BEACONS group on an ascent of the main summits of the Brecon Beacons armed with litter pickers and black bags. Your help would be much appreciated in keeping the area from from litter.Read More →

December 11th/12th/18th/19th, 2017 at Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer – IOSH is the Chartered body for health and safety professionals Who the course is for Anyone in a management or supervisory role. Why it works Designed for managers and supervisors in any sector and in any country Provides the knowledge and tools required to manage safely Flexibility of delivery that suits your business Efficient and effective learning – health, safety and environmental basics covered in a single programme Managers can attend the Managing Safely Refresher course three years after completion What to expect Memorable and thought-provoking facts and case studies Modules backed by clear examples and recognisable scenarios SummariesRead More →

September 7th/8th, 2017 – REC Paediatric first aid course – 12 hours duration. Suitable for childminders, teachers and nursery nurses – this was a course one one VIP client in the comfort of the family home! This training course meets the CSSIW requirements in line with the National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare in Wales. Note: Candidate completed three test papers over the duration of the course with the following results: Test Paper 1 – 70% Test Paper 2 – 85% Test Paper 3 – 90% The candidate passed the 12hr Paediatric First Aid course to a very high standard. CPR training equipment used isRead More →

September 2nd/3rd – REC Emergency Outdoor First Aid + AED (for outdoor enthusiasts) September 6th – REC High Altitude First Aid (for those travelling to high altitude) September 9th – NNAS Tutor Award (for those wishing to be able to teach basic navigational skills)Read More →