- I've never heard of ScotsERVS before! But - Just wow!
- Where is ScotsERVS based?
- How long have ScotsERVS been going?
We hope you can wholeheartedly believe as much as we do in our charitable aims, for a cause which has garnered Public, NHS and Government support.
- How do I go about getting an application form to become a volunteer?
- I don't stay in Glasgow, can I still be a Volunteer?
- I want to volunteer, but I don't have any interest in riding bikes or driving cars. Can I still join?
- If I was to volunteer, where would any training days take place?
- How often are ScotsERVS training days?
- What is actually involved in a training day?
Individual processes, systems and equipment. NHS training and product handling. Communications procedure.
- Is the advance riding course really an absolute must?
- Training ScotsERVS provide builds upon prior skills and knowledge that the candidate is expected to have achieved already in an advanced enviroment, course or scheme - often viewed as an example of an individuals personal commitment to improving their own skills for their own use. As service providers that support emergency grade use, it would be entirely unacceptable to put any rider/driver under a degree of responsibility in the public domain without suitable sustained training constructed on a foundation of a nationally recognised accreditation.
- N.A.B.B guidelines also state all active service members must hold a current advanced qualification for the above same reason.
- Thirdly, it is also a condition of insurance.
- Which advanced qualifications or skill courses do you accept?
There is a range of acceptable driving qualifications - due to the nature of some professions, you may already hold a suitable qualification so please include all relevant details in your application. Civilian suitable qualifications are RoSPA and I.A.M - but I.A.M has an additional stipulation to meet national guidelines that the qualification must be current within 3years or additional training must be sought.
In addition on top of your current qualifications ScotsERVS additionally screen all applicants regardless of previous experience to assess their riding or driving capabilities.
This is repeated at several regular points in your future voluntary career. This is to ascertain each individuals own capability with our service machines and to provide full familiarisation, as well as best practice in ensuring our service standards.
- Will I need business insurance for my own vehicle to come along on a ScotsERVS observed ride?
ScotsERVS is a voluntary organisation and as you are on a personal machine undertaking such advice voluntarily (such as on a BikeSafe, RoSPA or I.A.M assessment) therefor you are not subject to the hire or reward clause in your insurance. This is the same clause that permits these assessments above to be undertaken on your own machine under the same conditions.
- It's alright! I have my own car/bike that I can use for ScotsERVS duties.
- As it is voluntary, to what extent will the application process cost us for training?
- Annual ScotsERVS training: is it conducted 'in house' and by who?
- Isn't your application process quite extreme?
- I sent in an application, but I haven't had any reply?
So please, use the enquiry form to get in touch and allow us to follow up on your request.
- I have been sent an application but cant open it.....