Case Study: Aberdeen Snowsports Centre
ASC asked initially for an outdoor First Aid course for some of their staff members, using his experience from several winter seasons' skiing and snowboarding, Tom was able to tailor the course specifically to the instructor's environment - a mixture of an urban dry slope at the centre, ski resorts in the mountains, and remote back country situations.
Following a successful first course, and reacting to demand from members of the public, a partnership was set up, where ASC advertised courses on their public programme, and we then run them. This has proven extremely popular and we are now running several course each year, a situation which benefits everybody.
These courses have been a mixture of general outdoor first aid, and more specific courses tailored to Snowsports enthusiasts. The centre have been able to not only provide a service for their customers, but also regular opportunities for their staff to stay up to date with the first aid qualification requirement for their BASI instructor licences.
Beth Woodall, Snowsports School Manager at the centre, said:
"The first aid training partnership has been great for us, our customers really appreciate having access to regular courses in a convenient location, and it's been very helpful for me and the staff here to be able to keep our first aid qualifications up to date with the minimum of hassle"