Lowland Search Team Leader (LSTL)
This course is designed to give the participant the knowledge and skills required by a team leader during a lowland search. Although aimed specifically at ALSAR teams and compliant with current ALSAR syllabus, this course is also available to LS Dog teams and other interested groups. The participant should however have a good knowledge of basic lowland search skills, and preferably have experience of a number of searches.
The course follows the current ALSAR syllabus, and is delivered and assessed by operational members of several ALSAR Teams.
The course starts at 1900hrs Friday evening and finishes around 1600hrs Sunday afternoon. The syllabus includes:
|Roles and Qualities of a Team Leader||Search Preparedness|
||Chain of Command|
|Preservation of Evidence||Legal Liability|
The course is assessed in two ways. Throughout the course participants will be given the opportunity to lead a team. The participant will be observed throughout and assessed on their performance. On the Sunday participants will sit a short written test. Only on successful completion of these two elements will participants be certificated. This certificate lasts three years.