Event Medical Cover - Loch Ness Beast Race

We had a rather wet day proving medical cover for the Loch Ness Beast Race, which was in stark contrast to the beautiful weather earlier on in the week when when went for a pre event recce.

Loch Ness during the Beast Race event recce

Loch Ness during the Beast Race event recce

With a yellow met office weather warning for rain, the Beast Race was always going to be a bit tougher than the previous years sunshine, despite the poor forecast over 2100 attended to raise money for Chest Heart and Strike Scotland.

The heavy rain gave us the opportunity to put our specialist equipment to good use, with our ATV doing multiple trips to recover competitors back to our treatment tent.

Avium’s Polaris ATV and 4x4 transporter

Avium’s Polaris ATV and 4x4 transporter

Event Medical Cover - Celtman 2019

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Event Medical Cover - Celtman 2019

The CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon is part of the Xtri World Tour.

The Avium Team were providing Medical Cover for the swim section of the event, we also had a field tent set up at the finish area in Torridon. We had a variety of different issues to treat from cold related exhaustion to soft tissue injuries.

Another great event from Durty Events.

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Shieldaig

Enjoying the sunset before the early start at 3am…

Finish line!

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2 Day (16hr) Outdoor First Aid Course - 12th and 13th June 2019

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2 Day (16hr) Outdoor First Aid Course - 12th and 13th June 2019

A great couple of days on our 2 day Outdoor First Aid course. All the participants were keen to get involved and all enjoyed learning through our practical based scenarios.

Great wild conditions to highlight how important emergency shelters and blizzard blankets are in the mountains regardless of what injuries you are treating!

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 Aviemore 100 - Event Medical Cover

Aviemore 100 - Event Medical Cover

The dreich weather didn’t affect the 300 riders who were all up for the challenge of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland and Mikes Bikes Aviemore Aviemore 100!


We had medical and first aid teams out on the road section first thing, and a few of our team at some of the more technical sections of the mountain bike loop.

Such an awesome local event to be part of! AND fantastic coffee from Coffee Rescue Scotland

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Start line

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Mountain Bike Loop - still smiling!

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Mountain Bike section

Wind Farm Emergency Training

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Wind Farm Emergency Training

We have been providing Emergency First aid training and consultancy on Emergency Procedures for various Renewable Energy site over the last couple years. With so many wind farms being constructed and run in remote locations it would take emergency services an extended period to reach these sites. It’s therefore important that these sites have a way of responding to incidents and provide care to employees until help arrives. We were grateful to be able to help Bam and Siemens with Emergency First Aid Training in particular looking at the types of equipment and techniques to treat injured employees in a winter environment in the Scottish Mountains.

Applying a leg vacuum splint

Applying a leg vacuum splint

During the two one days sessions we looked at different types of vacuum splints, emergency shelters and stretchers, the practical sessions allowed employees to train and practice treating casualties in the setting where they work.

Simulating a Hypothermic casualty

Simulating a Hypothermic casualty

Here’s what some of the trainees had to say about the sessions:

‘Course structure was ideal starting with basics and leading to outside practicals.’

‘Course content was excellent, particularly useful to try new kit for real.’

‘Relevance of course was ideal coming into winter.’

Treating casualties inside emergency shelters

Treating casualties inside emergency shelters

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