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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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Starman Night Tri

Starman Night Tri

A little bit strange for our medical and safety team of 6 to be back on Cairngorm last night providing medical cover for the Starman Night Tri. All the team members work for the Cairngorm Ski Patrol so their used to operating on these slopes during the winter with a little bit more snow, well maybe not last season...

It's always great to catch up with the guys that work with. Whilst Iain was at the event brief at the Loch, the other team members were getting treated to a very fine coffee by Ruari, not a bad way to start the night shift!

First of many coffees of the night...courtesy of  Instinct Guides  

First of many coffees of the night...courtesy of Instinct Guides 

As darkness fell, we set out the markers and glow sticks to mark the run route for the Cairngorm section, and got a little rest before the event started at Loch Morlich at midnight.

Unfortunately, the summit of Cairngorm was in thick mist the entire night which reduced the visibility down to around 3 meters at the summit.

A murky cold night at the Ptarmigan building

A murky cold night at the Ptarmigan building

It was great to provide the safety and medical cover for the Cairngorm section of the race, to provide this cover we had a full evacuation kit, 2 defibs, resus kits, loads of insulated cas bags/bivi shelters and heat packs. It was good to give our new VW Transporter 4Motion a bit of a test coming up the hill road to the Ptarmigan as well, we're very impressed with how easily it got up.

First compeditor reaches the Ptarmigan building on Cairngorm.

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Meall a' Bhuachaille Recce for our Event Medical and First Aid Cover

We took advantage of the break in the incessant downpours to scale Meall a' Bhuachaille in the Cairngorms.

Several of the events that we provide medical and first aid cover for, are based around Loch Morlich and the Cairngorms. Our first event is coming up on 7th August: The Aviemore Triathlon, hosted by Durty Events (www.aviemoretriathlon.com). 

Hopefully the weather holds...

Meall a'Bhuachaille

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Celtman medical cover

Celtman medical cover

We were in Sheildaig and Torridon for the Celtman Triathlon this weekend, a truly amazing event to be involved in. With competitors from over 39 nations taking part it has a great atmosphere from the start on the shores of Loch Sheildaig to the finish at Torridon, with the athletes taking in some of Scotland best roads and mountains in between. 

Avium were providing medical cover for the swim section from the MV Seaflower of Torridon Sea tours and the at the event finish at Torridon Village.

It was great to be up on the West Coast again!