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Safety and medical training for media workers

Lazarus Training provides safety and medical training for media workers preparing or expecting to work in challenging environments. Whether in a remote location, post disaster zone or a hostile environment, we have a training course that can help you.

2017 was a bad year for media worker safety, with 74 media workers dying in relation to their work.

Safety and first aid training for media workers

There is a need to support staff operation in all environments including the normal workplace and in high threat and risk locations. In many environments the need to provide basic life saving medical care is of paramount importance as staff may well experience time line delays from point of injury/illness to receiving professional medical care.

Organisations with an international presence may find themselves being “judged” against international standards for their duty of care and training procedures, therefore using an international training organisation working to international guidelines shows due diligence.

With approaching 74 journalists killed in 2017, the need for robust first aid training has rarely been higher.

We don’t just provide training, we are also happy to provide advice and guidance.  Here’s a video about our recommended contents of an individual first aid kit.


Safety and medical training for media workers

We pride ourselves on adapting each course to meet the specific requirements of each training group, but we do have some courses which have proven to be very popular over the years.

Working in a Post Disaster Zone

Hostile Environments Training

First Aid in Remote Locations

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Lazarus Training’s media work- Top Gear

Lazarus Training has a firm association with the media industry with a  wide range of media first aid training courses and media safety training courses, but we are also often asked to provide slightly different help with some productions.

We have trained many media workers, provided advice on first aid and medical kit, assisted with pre-deployment planning, but one task which sticks in the memory was when we were asked to help the BBC programme Top Gear on an ambulance based segment.

Many people will be familiar with the format of Top Gear, one of the BBC’s big products. We were asked by the production team to help with a planned segment of the most recent [probably last] series, where the presenters would develop and test home made ambulances.

Having meet up with a number of the team we discussed what medical skills might be carried out in the back of an ambulance. There was a balance to be found, between what actually happens in the back of an ambulance and what would come across well [and be funny] on the show.

Having made a short list of “skills” we provided equipment [both medical and casualty simulation] and advice on best medical practice, the latter being mostly ignored!

The Top Gear production team had access to props makers who could give everything the final polishing touches to ensure the TV magic, but “our” stuff was there to be seen come the broadcast date of the episode.

So it was with some excitement and a little nervousness that we all settled down in our respective homes one Sunday evening to watch the episode. Whilst it might not be an accurate portrayal of the work of medical staff, it was certainly an entertaining slot in the show. Which was ultimately the whole idea. One resusannie was harmed in the making of the show.