September 2016

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HSE revises first aid at work syllabuses The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revised its emergency first aid and first aid at work syllabuses. From 31 December 2016, all workplace first aiders will now be required to be trained in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) on all first aid at work courses. Bigfoot Services Limited are already compliant with this and use a Cardiac Science AED Training unit.Read More →

November 25th – 27th DARTMOOR The Expedition Skills Module is an optional module available to walking leaders. It’s an opportunity to increase your skills where you will be trained and assessed to lead groups on multi day camping expeditions. The flexibility of the module makes it useful for Lowland Leaders, Hill and Moorland Leaders and Mountain Leaders in terrain and conditions within the scope of their respective leadership award. The Expedition Skills Module is ideal for those involved with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and/or Ten Tors training (among other things) because the skills covered apply to expeditions using commercial campsites as well as wildRead More →


October 1st/2nd – at Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer: 3 places remaining on this REC Level 2 Outdoor First Aid + AED Awareness course. The course is delivered by a REC Senior Trainer and IML with SQA L6 accreditation and is also ISO9001:2008 registered.Read More →

September 23rd – in a partnership with SPR Expeditions Limited, an illustrated lecture about Nepal was hosted at Millets Farm Centre. Future activities with SPR Expeditions include REC Outdoor First Aid courses and the Lowland Leader Award course which will be in the Oxford/Abingdon area and on the Chiltern Hills. These small group training course will be limited to 6 candidates per course. Further details available on request from Bigfoot Services Limited or SPR Expeditions Limited.Read More →

TRAVELS THROUGH NEPAL AND THE HIMALAYAS – A PRESENTATION BY INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN LEADER ALAN WARD. . Friday 23rd September, 1300 hrs. . . . . . . Venue, Millets Farm, Kingston rd, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB. Reservations please telephone SPR Expeditions Ltd on 07805 222582. . . . . . . . . . As well as the mountains of The Himalayas (The Kingdom of Mustang – Everest Base Camp – Ladakh), take in with this magnificent slideshow, the lifestyle of those who live there. With a certain amount of humour injected, this makes for a most enjoyable experience. The presentation will be followed byRead More →

July 23/24th: RGS Off Site Safety Management – a recommendation from candidate Paul Donovan (IML) “I recently attended an RGS OSSM Course, delivered by Alan Ward at Cardiff International White Water Centre. First & foremost, the venue was an ideal setting for such a course with both a nice relaxed delivery room overlooking the white water course and lots of outside space for break out sessions and reflection time. The structure and content of the course allowed us time and opportunity to share our experiences as well as reflect and understand the RGS OSSM course aims: To develop knowledge and understanding of off-site safety managementRead More →