Mark started teaching first aid in 1996 and formed one of the earliest Medic First Aid training centres (number 031), run in conjunction with the Highland Regional Council's Community Education Department. During this time Mark worked freelance as an outdoor instructor, youth instructor, helping to run Duke of Edinburgh Open Award groups and working with Wild Country Expedition panels. He also worked for the Highland Field Studies centre and an independent hillguide, having achieved assessment as a Summer Mountain Leader in 1992.
In 2003 the Wilderness First Aid Programme developed by Mark was approved by the National Safety Council in the United States (equivalent of the Health and Safety Executive in UK) to deliver the Wilderness First Aid Programme. This was developed in conjunction with the Wilderness Medical Society and is a challenging vehicle for building individual and team development skills.
The first aid course for motorcyclists was developed by Mark and receives wide support from both individuals and organisations involved with motorcycling. He has trained and mentored other trainers with an interest in motorcycling to deliver the motorcyclists course.
As a natural progression on the motorcycle first aid course, Mark consulted with London First Aid to develop a first aid course specifically for cyclists.
Mark is also a member of the Institute for Outdoor Learning and the Wilderness Medical Society.
HSE approved trainer