The Team works to guidelines established by the governing body - The Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland - and has also carried out a full risk assessment of its activities.This has been used to inform and develop both its training programme and operating procedures.
The Lomond Team places great emphasis on training, to ensure that all members meet the required standards in all aspects of rescue work such as those listed above. For example, all team members are required to attend and pass a first aid course every three years. The Team has six members trained as Emergency Medical Technicians and has excellent relationships with a number of hospitals. Members accompany Accident and Emergency staff on evening work to develop their understanding and awareness of trauma situations.
The team regularly sends members on external training courses, covering navigation, ropework, winter skills, off-road driving, communications and other topics. Members are also encouraged to work -towards the Summer and Winter mountain leader qualifications. Funding for courses such as this is shared between the individual and the Team, and in some cases is assisted through Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland funds.