A long established, UK based Centre of excellence, delivering courses globally: accredited expedition, exploration and media sector remote and hostile environment safety training and services.
The Expedition Care Program and Exploration Care Program are specialist safety programs catering for the needs of the two respective sectors. Both ECP Programs include medical and non medical safety training elements to address the main hazards whilst operating overseas, from vehicle safety training to water based safety, Hostile Environments Training to Hygiene and Tropical Health and Security briefings. Specialist services also include crisis response training and table top and field exercises. Our training courses have been developed in conjunction with our clients in the respective fields. They are practical, effective and proven. Our consultants include specialists with decades of experience.
These safety programs are underpinned by Remote Environment Medical Training. The ECP modular medical programme was developed by doctors, military trauma medics and experienced outdoor instructors, to meet the growing medical needs of the expedition, exploration, media and travel industries. There are seven standard programmes, catering for the diverse requirements of our customers, ranging from an introductory first aid level through to advanced medical procedures for doctors, nurses and those operating in remote environments where more advanced skills may be the difference between success and failure. Bespoke programmes are also available upon request.
Our instructors are regularly called on to provide specialist lectures on expedition medical and safety issues. These include some of the best known providers in the expedition sector including National Geographic, media organizations such as the BBC and academic establishments such as the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. All of our courses and instructors are fully insured via Lloyds of London.
ECP is a registered Health and Safety Executive Centre for First Aid Training (No: 128/00)
ECP courses continue where traditional First Aid courses end and is taught by an experienced faculty of outdoor and medical instructors including doctors with significant practical experience of overseas expeditions. All of our instructors have a background in the outdoor and expedition industries. Many of them have military backgrounds including UK security forces and RAMC medics. Each instructor is qualified through training delivered by a faculty of instructors from our training division. In addition we develop training experience with recognized trainer qualifications. We also operate a Continuing Professional Development programme to ensure that our instructors are up to date on medical techniques and equipment, such training being delivered by our own training team as well as visiting lecturers and approved external bodies such as the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
ECP were an approved body (by the UK Health & Safety Executive when the HSE oversaw UK First Aid at Work until it relinquished its regulatory function over this area in October 2014) for over a decade and also hold approval from (and are audited by) the Institute of Health and Care Development, are members of the British, European and Australian Resuscitation Councils and are a member of the Wilderness Medical Society.
Now in our 14th year of trading, we have trained over 10,000 people worldwide, encompassing many nationalities, including delivering training overseas from China to Peru, Sarawak to Belize and Germany to Norway. Our clients include Exploration geologists to Outdoor professionals, Expedition Leaders to TV presenters, Gap year students to serving military. We are proud of our client list which includes leading companies from the expedition and mineral exploration industries as well as prestigious academic establishments sending researchers overseas and medics who require training or experience in remote or hostile environments.