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Off-site Safety Management

This course is a must for those involved in planned visits in the UK or overseas. Spread over two days, it offers an in depth look at the safety management issues involved in planning, managing and evaluating local visits, fieldtrips, residentials and exchanges.

Off-site Safety Management

  • Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 June 2018
  • Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London
  • Two-day course (9.30am-5.30pm)

Who should attend this course?
The course is particularly relevant for educational visit coordinators, teachers, youth leaders and university lecturers - anyone responsible for off-site visits within their organisation.
CPD points are awarded for course attendance. A full course curriculum (PDF) is available to download.

When is the next OSSM course?
Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 June 2018, 9.30am-5.30pm  

How much does OSSM cost?
Standard £280/ RGS-IBG member £252 (incl. VAT).
Includes notes and lunch, accommodation not provided. Places limited to 16 per course.

Where is the course held? 
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

How do I book a place?
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booking form (PDF)
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Course feedback:
"A great way to revise previous knowledge, to keep up to date with new and changing policies and to meet people in the same industry." G.Gorman, St John's Ambulance

"The reputation of the course preceeded it, but my expectations were still surpassed." A Cook, Expedition Leader.


Off-site Safety Management: Training the Trainer

  • Thursday 14 June 2018
  • Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London
  • One-day course (9.30am-5.00pm)

    Who should attend this course?
    For those trainers with relevant previous experience in managing a wide range of visits in the UK and overseas who wish to deliver the Off-site safety management course to their own groups.

    When is the next OSSM TtT course?
    Thursday 14 June 2018, 9.30am-5.00pm  

    How much does OSSM TtT cost?
    Standard £190/ RGS-IBG member £171 (incl. VAT).
    Includes notes and lunch, accommodation not provided. Places limited to 16 per course.

    How do I book a place?
    Please email go@rgs.org for further information.

    Other OSSM course trainers

    Matt HutsonWayahead Training Ltd
    based in the Peak District

    Karl Bungey    E: ossm@karlbungey.co.uk
    West Coast / Scottish Highlands 


    Alan Ward
    , Bigfoot Services Limited
    generally South Wales but anywhere in UK and Indonesia

    James Dyer   E: james@venturesafetyservices.co.uk
    London and South-East England, nationwide & international

    Louise Melville Canadian International Expeditions Ltd.
    courses in Toronto, Montreal and anywhere within Canada.

    Nic Shaw
    Entabeni Communications
    South Africa

    Jill Walker
    GVI world, Thailand

    Daniel Ponce-Taylor
    , GVI, South Africa
    (but also UK and North America)

  • Documents
    Off-site Safety Management Curriculum
    FAQs for OSSM Trainers
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