Alistair Cole

After a decade serving with the military, Alistair specialised in working in remote overseas project management as a medical and risk mitigation instructor, before returning to the UK and founding the Lifesigns Group. As a qualified Mountain Leader, Alistair has led over 40 overseas expeditions, holds numerous NEBOSH and CIEH safety qualifications, is an instructor in Off-Site Safety Management and is an experienced Trauma Medic.


Alistair advised the media on overseas including “SAS are you tough enough” and the ground breaking “Human Planet” series where he was employed as the medical advisor, responsible for the pre-departure planning, training and health advice of the crew.


Alistair holds a variety of Health & Safety qualification including the NEBOSH National General Certificate, is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, fellow of the Linnean Society, member of the European Resuscitation Council, has lectured at both the Royal Geographic Society and National Geographic and is the current chair of the Expedition Providers Association (EPA).


Alistair is also a guest lecturer at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, sit's on the FPHC Expedition Medicine Working Group at the Royal College of Surgeons and is chief instructor of faculty at the Expedition Care Program.

Recently he has been responsible for the development of a new Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) qualification in expedition water safety management. Alistair regularly lectures on personal security awareness to groups and individual travellers.


Alistair is a previous student of the Emergency Planning College and is currently studying for a master degree in Risk Crisis and Disaster management.

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