The latest news from Bigfoot Services

March 17th/18th – another REC Level 5 Travel + Expedition First Aid course completed at Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer. This two day course is available anywhere in the UK for small groups. The next scheduled open course is on December 1st/2nd and is limited to a maximum of 9 candidates. A half day REC certificated High Altitude First Aid course is also available with the next scheduled course on April 15th at Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer.Read More →

March 9th at Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer: REC certificated half-day High Altitude First Aid course for six International Mountain Leaders from including full use of Portable Altitude Chambers. Positive feedback from the candidates was positive – thanks guys! This course is available on request for small private groups. May 15th – open course at Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer – limited to 6 candidates. CPD compliant for Mountain Leaders etc….Read More →

March 17th/18th @ Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer by Course Tutor Alan Ward – International Mountain Leader A two day course (16 hours). The travel first aid course is designed to introduce a systematic way of advanced first aid for managing casualties. Topic learning and practicals intermixed with scenarios of real situations. The course includes: Development of skills gained at emergency level In-depth review of emergency care topics Advanced techniques • skills • development Review of special interest topics by the candidates The Content First aid training with the REC scheme is easy and fun. The course is progressive by building on each session, introducing new scenariosRead More →

I’ve got a busy but varied work programme in March: IOSH Managing Safely Course @ CIWW REC High Altitude First Aid Course (+ PAC): CPD for BAIML Members Two Introduction to Mountain Navigation courses free for WTBB members Mountain Training’s Hill & Moorland Leader Training Course REC Level 5 Travel & Expedition First Aid for aspiring or current Expedition Leaders An ISO Awareness/Training consultancy near LHR All of these courses can be run on a private basis for clients anywhere in the UK and even further afield. We ran an IOSH Managing Safely and REC AED course in Jakarta in January.Read More →

April 3rd – 4th: This two-day course will involve backpacking and an overnight wild camp. The Gold National Navigation Award builds on the skills acquired at the Bronze and Silver levels and adds techniques and skills for dealing with complex contour features both large and small. The Gold National Navigation Award is delivered in two parts with separate Training and Assessment courses giving you ample time to practice. Gold National Navigation Award Syllabus Utilise the skills and techniques of the Bronze and Silver Awards in the context of GGold National Navigation Award navigation strategies. Utilise contours and fine detail as the prime method of navigation.Read More →

Bigfoot Services Limited uses a wide range of training equipment to make courses very realistic. This includes Laerdal SkillGuide CPR training manikins which provide instant electronic feedback to candidates, Choking Charlie and ActFast Choking Vests, full size AED training units and lots of other props to make for an interesting and realistic Rescue Emergency Care (REC) course: REC Level 1 EFAW REC Level 1 EFAW + F REC Level 2 Outdoor Emergency First Aid REC Level 3 FAW REC Level 3 FAW + F REC Level 5 Travel & Expedition First Aid (incl. High Altitude + PAC) REC High Altitude First Aid (+ PAC) RECRead More →

May 2nd, 2018: “The Himalayas by Alan Ward – International Mountain Leader” will be an evening event to raise funds for the CBMRT on Wednesday 2nd May at Cardiff University’s John Percival Building.   The tickets will cost £5 and be bookable in advance.   The illustrated talk will feature treks and expeditions in Nepal and Ladakh.   During the intermission there will be a raffle and over £500 worth of outdoor equipment has already been donated.Read More →

Bigfoot Services Limited are pleased to have helped the CBMRT by supplying them with some replacement CPR training equipment following their depot fire recently. The photograph shows the equipment in action during a recent team training session. Update news from CBMRT: “Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) is an essential life skill for everyone. Each year we take everyone in the team regardless of their role, through a refresher evening. Last night around 30 of the team had a very fun evening discussing the merits of Nelly the Elephant v Staying Alive as the best tool to use to ensure good timing of their compressions. WhileRead More →