Murdo Macauley – Why & how do we search – HM Coastguard Agency

Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! Murdo explains the reason effective Search Management is vital when looking for missing people. Discussing the rational and some of the techniques behind the decisions that are made supported by in-depth research. Additionally  the role that BASICS and Read More …

Paul Watson – Palliative Care

Paul Watson, project lead for end of life care at the Scottish Ambulance Service talks about how the service is striving to bring better palliative care to patients across Scotland with some discussion around the areas of non-technical skills, “just in case” boxes, and the other tools that can be used to support these patients. Read More …

Duncan Tripp – UK SAR

In this podcast Duncan explains the role of Coastguard operations including the interaction with the Emergency Services and BASICS Scotland Responders.         Key points from this podcast: Escalate early via trauma desk to the ARCC Look at the online ISAR resource ahead of time Follow up any jobs and feedback About Duncan Read More …

Adrian Kay – H.M. Coastguard

Adrian Kay, Senior Coastal Operations Officer for H.M. Coastguard, explains more about the 3 sections of the coastguard service, and how the 3000 volunteers make up the 400 UK crews. Understanding how these crews fit into the responder network, and what their roles, responsibilities and capabilities are, will allow BASICS Scotland Responders to make better Read More …

Peter Lorrain-Smith – Police Scotland

Responders of all types are focused on saving life but what happens if the scene becomes a crime scene?  What is a crime scene and how do we manage this?  Peter takes us through the roles, responsibilities of the police and responders at the scene and what might happen post the event.   Key points Read More …