Off-Site Safety Management

A essential 2-day course for all those involved in planning and management of safety in an off-site environment.

The course applies to leaders of all ages and levels of activity: from those taking a primary school group to the local duck pond or GCSE and A-Level field work excursions, to leading overseas expeditions for young people and adults. We look at how activities can be planned and managed effectively without producing tons of paperwork that doesn't quite meet the mark. 


Course dates - £195.00 (2 days) - Book Now

  • Sat 29th - Sun 30th September 2012 - Sheffield
  • Sat 10th - Sun 11th November 2012 - Bristol
  • Sat 1st - Sun 2nd December 2012 - Sheffield


Syllabus outline

  • Pre-event planning: the group, staffing, complying with legislation and guidance, risk assessment, paperwork;
  • Managing the event: dealing with risk, minor and major incident planning, incident response, situation handling;
  • Evaluating the event: how to take things forward in future.


A course to help you make things happen...

We examine current developments and make use of the numerous cases and scenarios that have shaped guidance. We look at the law, how it is applied, case studies and future considerations to give you a greater understanding of what is required. Emphasis is placed on the need for adventurous experiences and how you can make them happen safely - we aim to break down some of the barriers often put in the way of those wanting to lead people 'off-site'. 

Who is the course for?

Previous delegates have included teachers, youth workers, Educational Visits Co-ordinators, field centre staff, commercial expedition leaders, outdoor and sports instructors, parents, those seeking compliance with the new British Standard BS8848.

Adding depth to EVC training: Having a wide remit, this course builds on the one day EVC course and many EVCs attend after initial training to broaden both their experience and understanding.



On completion you will receive certification from the Royal Geographic Society (with IBG) and 5 RGS CPD points.


Course Director

This course is run by Cat Freeman. Cat initially trained as a lawyer (specialising in medical/clinical negligence) before pursuing a career in the outdoors as a freelance instructor for both herself and other companies. Cat is a founding Director Adventure Expeditions and has much experience of planning and managing safety for a wide range of off-site projects.

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