Search & Rescue

This 2 day course is only available to the registered personnel of the Lowland Rescue.

Become a qualified Search & Rescue Leader and Trainer with a nationally recognised award

We are the official provider of the MIAS (Mountain-bike Instructors Award Scheme) Search & Rescue Leaders course

This is a 2 day course. The first day covers all aspects of the syllabus to ensure each candidate has the required knowledge and understanding of the content. The second day involves the candidates assessment in a group ride scenario where each candidate will be taking the lead role and managing the group and any situations that may arise.

The objectives of the course are:

All S&R coaches/leaders should have practical and theoretical knowledge in the following areas:

  • Code of safe practice
  • Kit and equipment
  • Access and conservation
  • Bike familiarisation
  • Bike preparation and maintenance
  • First aid relating to biking activity
  • Bike skills (on and off road)
  • Bike leadership
  • Risk Assessment
  • Search & rescue systems and techniques

Levels of S&R Mountain Bikers

  • Level 1 – RESPONDER
  • Level 2 – OPERATOR
  • Level 3 – LEADER/TRAINER

Course syllabus

  • Group management
  • Communication
  • Coaching skills
  • Navigation
  • Route planning
  • Risk assessment
  • Management
  • Legal issues
  • Recording systems
  • Access & conservation.
  • Equipment requirements
  • Riding skills
  • Emergency repairs